Energy & Public Utilities

Through various representations, Flaherty & Hood, P.A. has built relationships with investor-owned, co-operative and municipal utilities and public interest groups, and our attorneys have extensive experience dealing with the staffs of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) and the Minnesota Department of Commerce (MDOC). Our partnerships and in-depth knowledge and experience enable Flaherty & Hood, P.A. to guide clients through the ever-evolving renewable energy economy.


Legislative Services

  • Community-Based Energy Development (C-BED) policy and regulation
  • Conservation policy and regulation
  • Greenhouse gas emission policy and regulation
  • Property taxation of electric utilities
  • Renewable energy standard policy and compliance issues

Legal and Regulatory Services

  • Research and advice on municipal power agency issues
  • Annexation and service territory issues
  • Representation before the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC)
  • Wind and biomass generation project regulatory assistance
  • Use of the public right-of-way by utility and telecommunications users
  • Tower or antenna space leases on public property

Notable Clients and Issues

  • Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency/Missouri River Energy Services
  • Coalition of Utility Cities
  • Koochiching County
  • City of Albert Lea
  • City of Park Rapids 

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