Alana Steele has over 20 years experience in the energy industry as both a businessperson and attorney. She has worked for governmental entities, utilities, law firms and renewable energy development companies.
As general counsel, she has provided advice to management on a wide range of legal and business issues (e.g., strategy, governance, compliance and risk management, corporate structure), as well as participating in all manner of contract negotiations (e.g., power purchase agreements, turbine and solar panel purchase agreements, engineering construction agreements, interconnection agreements, maintenance agreements) and energy project financing agreements. She has also led renewable energy project development teams in every aspect of project development, from siting and real estate acquisition and land use permitting through construction and operations.
As outside counsel, she has represented electric generators, including developers and municipalities, before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the California Public Utilities Commission in proceedings involving both natural gas and electric transmission issues. She won a significant FERC transmission access case, involving an issue of first impression – obtaining transmission access on a privately owned transmission line under the Federal Power Act, AERO Energy, LLC, Docket No. TX06-2-000. In addition, she has represented clients of all sizes in contract negotiations, such as power purchase agreements (both buyers and sellers), employment contracts, and land leasing agreements for energy projects.
- California State Bar
- District of Columbia Bar
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