Michael S. Madison

Michael S. Madison

Balch & Bingham LLP, Attorney

Birmingham, Alabama

About About Q&A Select Matters Publications Speaking Engagements Credentials About Mike Mike Madison counsels energy and electric utility clients on a broad range of energy transaction and regulatory matters. Mike specializes in energy transaction matters for both public utilities and independent power producers, including engineering, procurement and construction contracts, power purchase and sale agreements, equipment supply agreements power trading agreements, acquisitions and sales of electric generation and transmission assets, and fuel procurement contracts. Mike regularly represents clients in matters regarding Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) compliance, policy, litigation, and appeals as well as matters before state public service commissions and other regulatory agencies. Q&A Expand All Collapse All What types of clients do you represent? I regularly represent vertically integrated public utilities, independent power producers, generation resource developers, and energy investment funds in various compliance and regulatory capacities. What type of matters do you work on most often? My practice focuses on negotiating wholesale power purchase agreements, construction contracts and major equipment supply agreements for new electric generating facilities and related projects, representing clients in the acquisition and divestiture of electric generation facilities and assisting energy clients in navigating compliance obligations before federal and state regulators. What do you see on the horizon in your area of practice? The combination of an increasing prominence of solar and wind generation, rapidly deploying energy storage technologies, and small-scale distributed generation will require stakeholders in all areas of the energy industry to be more flexible than ever before. Understanding the challenges presented by this shift in energy production and delivery both at the wholesale and retail levels will be key in achieving long-term success in the evolving energy landscape. Select Matters Electric Generation Construction: Represents owners and contractors in the development and construction of new natural gas, battery storage, and renewable electric generation facilities and associated projects, including negotiation and administration of engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) agreement, major equipment supply contracts, long-term service agreements, master services agreements, and operation and maintenance agreements. Recent representative matters include the following: EPC Agreement for the construction of a 50 MW solar generation facility located in Live Oak County, Texas. EPC Agreement for the construction of a 140 MW solar generation facility located in Crane County, Texas. EPC Agreement and Equipment Supply Agreement for a 150 MW battery storage facility located in Webb County, Texas. EPC Agreement and Equipment Supply Agreement for an 88 MW battery storage facility located in Kern County, California. EPC Agreement and Equipment Supply Agreement for a 72 MW battery storage facility located in Fresno County, California. Construction Services Agreements for redevelopment of power plant sites located in Brooklyn, New York. Power Purchase Agreements: Represents buyers and sellers in negotiations of power purchase agreements, including natural gas and energy storage tolling agreements, power purchase and sales agreements related to solar, wind, energy storage, combined solar plus battery storage, and natural gas facilities, and renewable energy credit sales arrangements. Generation Acquisitions and Sales: Performs due diligence and advises clients on commodity sales and fuel supply contracts in acquisitions of wind and solar generation for independent power producers. Administration of Open Access Transmission Tariff and related matters before FERC: Represents large transmission owning utilities in administration of open access tariff and transmission formula rates governing transmission service on regional interconnected transmission system. Coal Purchase Agreements: Serves as counsel to large utility client in developing and negotiating long-term coal purchase agreements, as well as short-term, spot coal purchases. Generator Interconnection Agreements: Serves as counsel to both interconnection providers and facility owners with respect to the negotiation and administration of both federal- and state-jurisdictional generator interconnection agreements. Publications View More Speaking Engagements View More Credentials Education University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 2015, magna cum laude; Georgia Law Review, Articles Editor University of Georgia, B.A., Political Science, 2011, summa cum laude Bar Admissions Alabama, 2015 Professional Affiliations Alabama Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section

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