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Myles Reynolds

Partner
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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Texas, USA
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Practice Expertise

  • Energy and Infrastructure
  • Energy M&A
  • Energy
  • FERC, NERC and State Energy Regulation

Areas of Practice

  • Energy
  • Energy and Infrastructure
  • Energy M&A
  • FERC, NERC and State Energy Regulation
  • Energy Regulation
  • Energy Transition
  • National Security
  • Oil, Gas and LNG
  • Pipeline
  • Power and Utilities Capital Markets
  • Project Finance and Development
  • Renewable Energy and Clean Power
  • Sustainability and Corporate Clean Power
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Profile

Myles is the Chair of the firm’s Energy Regulatory practice. His personal practice focuses on the representation of, and associated counseling for, electric utilities, natural gas utilities and midstream companies, as well as other energy companies regulated by state and federal government agencies.

As described by his peers and as quoted in the Chambers and Partners (USA) 2020 rankings, the team that Myles leads is a “group of fantastic lawyers,” while personally, sources say, “[h]e is extremely smart and has great common sense and judgment.”

He and the firm’s Energy Regulatory practice regularly represent clients in proceedings before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Railroad Commission of Texas, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and other state regulatory commissions across the country. These proceedings include rate cases, certificate proceedings, complaints, investigations, and other proceedings. He also assists clients with greenfield project development, legislative initiatives, regulatory compliance, commercial transactions related to ongoing business, large corporate transactions (including financings and mergers and acquisitions) and post-closing business transitions.

Relevant Experience

Electric Utilities

  • Counsels multiple power market participants, including electric utilities, financial institutions, and large power consumers, in connection with regulatory and legislative issues resulting from Winter Storm Uri.
  • Represented the largest transmission and distribution electric utility and a transmission-only electric utility in Texas in multiple requests for cost of service-based rates.
  • Represented the largest transmission and distribution electric utility and a transmission-only electric utility in Texas in more than 20 applications for certificates of convenience and necessity (and amendments) for proposed transmission facilities, including an application for the Houston Import Project and many applications associated with the competitive renewable energy zone (CREZ) initiative.
  • Represented and counseled the largest transmission and distribution electric utility in Texas in privacy and cybersecurity-related regulatory proceedings and legislative initiatives.
  • Represented and counseled a Texas transmission-only utility in implementation issues associated with its affiliate code of conduct, operations, reporting requirements and financing initiatives.
  • Represented and counseled largest transmission and distribution utility in Texas in proceedings associated with its change in ownership arising from bankruptcy proceedings of the utility’s parent company, one of the largest bankruptcies in United States history.
  • Counseled a large electric utility holding company and multiple financial institutions in connection with acquisitions of renewable and natural gas fired generating companies or interests in such companies in ERCOT.
  • Provided FERC regulatory counsel to an electric distribution company based in Massachusetts in connection with a proposed bid process for the development of an offshore transmission system designed to assist with renewable power development.
  • Represented the largest transmission and distribution electric utility in Texas in reconciliation of costs associated with deployment of smart grid technologies.
  • Provided FERC regulatory counsel to a large electric utility holding company in evaluating potential bids for a municipally owned electric utility in Florida and a state-owned electric utility in South Carolina.
  • Represented an independent power producer before the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission in a proceeding to determine whether a power purchase agreement for a biomass-fueled generating facility is in the public interest.
  • Represented a transmission-only utility in litigation associated with the competitive processes applicable to transmission development in the control areas of the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) and the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) and in preparing bids for transmission facilities.
  • Counseled the largest transmission and distribution electric utility in Texas in matters related to North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s Reliability Standards, including compliance and enforcement issues associated with critical infrastructure protection (CIP) requirements.
  • Counseled the largest transmission and distribution electric utility in Texas in regulatory issues associated with the development of a broadband over power lines project and related development of state legislation addressing deployment.

Natural Gas Utilities & Midstream

  • Counseled multiple natural gas market participants, including natural gas utilities, natural gas pipelines, and large natural gas consumers, in connection with regulatory and legislative issues resulting from Winter Storm Uri.
  • Represented a Texas intrastate pipeline company in the negotiation of transportation agreements for a greenfield, 165 mile-long pipeline facility extending from Texas to the international border between the United States and Mexico as well as in federal regulatory proceedings and ongoing operations associated with the pipeline.
  • Represented multiple intrastate pipeline companies in cost of service-based rates and quality of service proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission pursuant to Section 311 of the Natural Gas Policy Act.
  • Represented a Gulf Coast interstate natural gas pipeline in the preparation and prosecution of a general rate case under Section 4 of the Natural Gas Act before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
  • Developed regulatory compliance plans and provided regulatory compliance training to multiple natural gas pipeline companies.
  • Provided commercial and regulatory counseling to an electric utility in connection with the development of pipelines to proposed natural gas-fired generating units.
  • Represented the largest natural gas utility in Alaska in a cost of service-based rate case before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska.
  • Represented the only rate-regulated natural gas storage facility in Alaska in prudence determination and cost of service-based rate case before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska.
  • Represented and counseled AltaGas, Ltd. in the $6.4 billion acquisition of WGL Holdings, owner of a regulated natural gas utility, midstream franchise, and non-regulated contracted power and energy marketing businesses throughout the United States.
  • Counseled large electric utility in connection with new natural gas pipeline projects necessary to provide supply for new gas-fired generation facilities.
  • Represented a natural gas distribution company in a cost of service-based rate case before the Virginia State Corporation Commission.
  • Counseled intrastate natural gas pipeline companies and a natural gas marketing company in connection with investigations and inquiries by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state regulatory authorities associated with the clients’ response to multiple extreme weather events that affected utility system reliability.
  • Represented and counseled a gas gathering company in connection with a construction-related accident and associated investigation by the Railroad Commission of Texas.
  • Represented the largest Texas-based pure play natural gas distribution utility in multiple litigated matters before the Railroad Commission of Texas, including representation in multi-billion dollar prudence reviews of the company’s natural gas purchases and representation of the utility in multiple requests for cost of service-based rates.

Other Representation & Counseling

  • Counseled the United States Department of Energy on its preparation of the license application for the Yucca Mountain Project (geologic nuclear waste repository).
  • Represented a large surface mining company in various permitting proceedings before the Railroad Commission of Texas, including those associated with new permits and with reclamation and bonding issues associated with permits.

Education
BA, Washington and Lee University, Geology and Environmental Studies, 1996

Areas of Practice

  • Energy
  • Energy and Infrastructure
  • Energy M&A
  • FERC, NERC and State Energy Regulation
  • Energy Regulation
  • Energy Transition
  • National Security
  • Oil, Gas and LNG
  • Pipeline
  • Power and Utilities Capital Markets
  • Project Finance and Development
  • Renewable Energy and Clean Power
  • Sustainability and Corporate Clean Power

Articles

  • Quoted, Energy Regulation To Watch In 2019, Law360
  • Expanding the Use of Power Lines: A Review of the Regulatory Implications of Deploying Broadband Over Power Line Technology in Texas, Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal

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