Broadly speaking, our "Energy and Utilities" practice encompasses the complete energy cycle, from the exploration, development and production of energy resources (e.g., oil & gas, coal, uranium, geothermal, wind, sun and biomass), through the generation or refinement and transporting or transmission of electricity, natural gas, and other energy products, to the distribution and end-uses of such products. Our clients include resource developers, utilities, pipeline and transmission companies, gasoline vendors, and purchasers and significant users of energy products. Our Energy practice dovetails significantly with several other areas of our practice, including Mining, Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy, Public Lands, Indian, Regulatory Practice, Commercial Litigation, Environmental, Taxation and others.
Our "Utilities" practice, more particularly, has expanded in response to rapid changes affecting energy, telecommunications and water markets. One focus of our Utilities practice involves representing entities before New Mexico's utility regulatory body, the Public Regulation Commission (PRC). Our attorneys are well-versed in New Mexico's electricity, natural gas, telecommunications, water and utility legislation. Those involved in our Utilities practice also follow, and serve clients in connection with, related developments before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and the United States Congress.