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Carlos Carrasco

Carlos Carrasco

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  • Energy, Power and Natural Resources

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Profile
Carlos Carrasco is an associate in the Energy, Power and Natural Resources Practice Group in the San Antonio office of Haynes and Boone. He represents electric cooperatives, retail electric providers, renewable energy generators, and energy storage developers in a variety of energy transactions and electric power regulatory matters in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market, with a focus on proceedings before the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT).

Carlos has assisted clients in transactions and regulatory matters involving renewable energy projects including utility-scale solar, wind, and energy storage projects. He also advises clients on PUCT, ERCOT, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulations and requirements and on wholesale transactions and operations in the competitive energy-only ERCOT market.

Prior to joining the firm, Carlos worked at the PUCT in the agency’s Commission Advising division where he analyzed legal and policy issues and provided oral and written recommendations to the Commission on contested cases before the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) regarding electric and water utilities.

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2014

Education

J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2014, Staff Editor, Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal
B.B.A., University of Texas at El Paso, 2011, cum laude
Areas of Practice

Energy, Power and Natural Resources

Articles

FERC Publishes 2020 Summer Energy Market and Reliability Assessment
Haynes and Boone, LLP, May 2020

On May 21, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Offices of Energy Policy and Innovation and Electric Reliability jointly published and released their 2020 Summer Energy Market and Reliability Assessment. The report provides an overview of key market events and data for the nation’s ISOs/RTOs as well as a discussion on reliability in the various power regions for summer 2020. The report includes the following key items that are summarized below...

Bulk-Power System Executive Order: Implications for Current Projects, Future Projects, and NERC Compliance
Haynes and Boone, LLP, May 2020

On May 1, 2020, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order declaring a national emergency with respect to threats to the U.S. bulk-power system posed by the unrestricted supply of bulk power equipment by persons owned by, controlled by, or subject to the jurisdiction or direction of a foreign adversary, presumably including China, a source for many of the components impacted by the Executive Order...

Force Majeure Issues Impacting the Power Sector
Haynes and Boone, LLP, April 2020

The power sector has responded rapidly to the Coronavirus pandemic by following Emergency Operations Plans, some of which specifically include responses to epidemics. The reliability of the grids across the United States have been maintained and power providers are necessary to the continued functioning of the country...

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