Andrew Kaplan focuses his practice on providers of energy storage, demand response, ancillary services, and electricity transmission and supply, both in the wholesale and retail markets and represents clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Independent System Operators/Regional Transmission Operators (NYISO, ISO-NE, PJM, Midcontinent ISO, California ISO, SPP and ERCOT) and many state public utility commissions. Andrew has won significant rulings before FERC to pave the way for growth among energy storage industry leaders and has helped those clients with project development resulting in significant revenues for specific storage resources.
With more than 25 years of energy law experience, Andrew is a strategic advisor to companies seeking private equity, venture capital and government loans and provides legal and business guidance to help obtain key U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) loans, state grants and incentive tax credits/production tax credits for renewable projects. He also helps facilitate the approval process for federal, state and local permits, assuring compliance with state siting and grid interconnection requirements.
Andrew’s unique experience in both the private sector and as General Counsel and Chief of Staff with the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Energy (now the Department of Public Utilities) provides immeasurable value to his clients, with his extensive understanding of the regulatory process and how regulators are likely to rule on particular issues. As such, Andrew is called upon to advise regulatory commissions globally on issues of electric deregulation and the maintenance of power quality criteria.