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About Ty

Ty Johnson counsels domestic and international participants in the energy industry on regulatory matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Department of Energy, the Bonneville Power Administration, and other federal agencies. As a former naval officer serving aboard a United States Navy submarine where he operated a nuclear power plant and conducted ship-board operations, Ty brings a technical experience to the federal regulation of the transportation and transmission of energy. He leverages his naval managerial experience to lead clients through complex regulatory proceedings. In particular, he advises both marketers and transmission owners in matters involving FERC’s electric market based rate program and compliance with the Federal Power Act. Ty advises clients participating in the electric energy markets and clients with renewable power projects.

Ty also has experience with regulatory proceedings involving the Bonneville Power Administration, including rate cases. He also counsels clients involved in regulatory litigation before FERC and in related appellate litigation. In addition, Ty counsels clients regarding FERC’s natural gas transportation regulations, including representing shippers and pipelines in FERC regulatory and transactional matters, such as tariff and certificate proceedings, compliance audits and enforcement proceedings. Ty also advises clients on numerous aspects of liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports and exports, such as Department of Energy licensing and FERC proceedings, and he advises crude pipeline companies on compliance with the Interstate Commerce Act and related regulations.


Recent Notable Matters

Power marketers — compliance with FERC’s electric market-based rate program, including preparing applications for market-based rates, change in status filings, and triennial market power analyses

Transmission owners — compliance with FERC’s open access requirements for transmission service

Transmission developer — regulatory aspects of developing a merchant electric transmission line

Power marketer — rate case proceedings before the Bonneville Power Administration

Natural gas pipeline companies — development of FERC regulated infrastructure projects

Crude and petroleum product pipeline company — audits and reviews of the client’s compliance with FERC’s regulations under the Interstate Commerce Act

Crude and petroleum products pipelines — jurisdictional analyses and advising on regulatory compliance

Publications and Speeches

“FERC Audits,” Power Regulatory Webinar Series, October 26, 2016.

“US LNG Exports – Looking Back at the Regulatory Developments in 2015,” Oil & Gas Financial Journal, February 2016.



American University, Washington College of Law,
cum laude
Yale University,

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
New York


Northwest and Intermountain Power Producers Coalition
Associate Board Member
Energy Bar Association


Knowledge Center


Past Events