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Energy and Public Utility Law

Experienced energy and public utility legal practice

Alexander & Cleaver represents clients in a variety of utility and energy fields:

  • Energy
  • Electric
  • Gas
  • Renewables
  • Telecommunications
  • Water
  • Transportation
  • Innovative Technology

Our roster of clients includes:

  • Independent power producers
  • Fossil fuel generators/developers
  • Renewable generators/developers
    • Solar
    • Wind
    • Biomass
  • Retail electric/gas suppliers
  • Wholesale electric suppliers
  • Telecommunication companies
  • Water companies
  • Transportation companies
  • Brokers
  • Associations

We practice before the Maryland, District of Columbia and other jurisdictional Public Service Commissions and other regulatory agencies, including the Maryland Department of the Environment and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Our services

Alexander & Cleaver brings our clients legal services combined with our Government Relations Team to craft winning client solutions. Some of those services include:

  • Testimony preparation – both regulatory and legislative
  • Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN)
  • CPCN exemptions
  • Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and other contractual issues
  • Contested rate cases
    • Transmission line cases
    • Tariff/license matters

Our cases

Alexander & Cleaver has represented many companies in high-profile and complex matters such as:

  • Bluegrass Solar in obtaining a CPCN to construct an 80 MW solar plant in Queen Anne's County
  • PSEG before the PSC re: its CPCN for a gas plant, and locally in Prince George's County for various permits
  • Old Dominion Electric Cooperative in obtaining a CPCN to construct a 1,000 MW plant in Cecil County, MD
  • Multiple independent power producers in state and federal challenges of a PSC order
  • Prince George's County in the Exelon/Pepco, and AltaGas/Washington Gas merger proceedings
  • Exelon Corporation in its transaction with Constellation Energy Group
  • Various parties in the EmPOWER Maryland proceedings
  • Multiple parties in the adoption of offshore wind regulations and proceedings for construction approval
  • Association of Maryland Pilots in rate cases, tariff proceedings and diverse supplier proceedings
  • Calpine Corporation in the defeat of the MAPP and PATH transmission lines
  • MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co. in its proposed transaction with Constellation Energy Group
  • FPL Group in its proposed transaction with Constellation Energy Group
  • Verizon in various condemnation and land issue cases
  • Southern Energy and Mirant in the purchase of Pepco’s generating assets in Maryland
  • Electricity and gas suppliers in numerous major proceedings before the Maryland Public Service Commission
  • Developers, manufacturers, installers and commercial/industrial companies in a wide range of cases and issues
  • Renewable developers on many procurement, contractual and other types of proceedings
  • Public utility clients with tariff and license matters

Our attorneys and lobbyists

Firm co-founder, attorney and lobbyist Gary R. Alexander, who was also the former People’s Counsel to the Maryland Public Service Commission, has earned distinction in the field of energy law. He has been named to the elite group of Maryland SuperLawyers® in the field of Energy & Natural Resources. He has also been listed in Maryland by Best Lawyers in America in the field of energy law. Call Gary at 410.974.9000 or email him. Read more about Gary>>>

Attorney James K. McGee, a Rising Star in Utility Law, concentrates his practice on representing numerous state regulatory clients primarily before the Maryland Public Service Commission. He is the eyes and ears for our clients, informing and advising them through the ever-changing energy landscape in Maryland. Call Jim at 301.292.3300 or email him. Read more about Jim>>>


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The law firm of Alexander & Cleaver, P.A. is ready to help you at one of our eight offices in Annapolis, Fort Washington, Baltimore, La Plata, Cumberland, Rockville, Alexandria, Virginia and ​West Palm Beach, Florida. We are available 24 hours a day to handle your most urgent needs. Call us today at 301-292-3300 or contact us online. We look forward to speaking with you.

A&C Attorneys and lobbyists are proud to have the following accolades and professional recognitions