Ty Johnson counsels domestic and international participants in the energy industry on regulatory matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Department of Energy, the Bonneville Power Administration, the Bureau of Offshore Energy Management, and other federal agencies. As a former naval officer serving aboard a United States Navy submarine where he operated a nuclear power plant and conducted ship-board operations, Ty brings a technical experience to the federal regulation of the transportation and transmission of energy. He leverages his naval managerial experience to lead clients through complex regulatory proceedings.
In particular, he advises both energy marketers and transmission owners in matters involving compliance with the Federal Power Act. Ty advises clients participating in the electric energy markets and clients with renewable power projects, including offshore wind developers in the permitting process and related litigation.
Ty also has experience with regulatory proceedings involving the Bonneville Power Administration, including rate cases and tariff proceedings. He also counsels clients involved in regulatory litigation before FERC and in related appellate litigation. In addition, Ty counsels clients regarding FERC’s natural gas transportation regulations, including representing shippers and pipelines in FERC regulatory and transactional matters, such as tariff and certificate proceedings, compliance audits and enforcement proceedings. Ty also advises clients on numerous aspects of liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports and exports, such as Department of Energy licensing and FERC proceedings.
Recent Notable Matters
Foreign natural gas company — development of a potential LNG export terminal in Canada, including advice on the Department of Energy’s regulation of LNG exports when such project would export U.S.-sourced natural gas as LNG from Canada
Several customers of a major U.S. LNG export terminals — Department of Energy’s registration, reporting, and compliance obligations
Power marketers — compliance with FERC’s electric market-based rate program, including preparing applications for market-based rates, change in status filings, and triennial market power analyses
Transmission owners — compliance with FERC’s open access requirements for transmission service
Transmission developer — regulatory aspects of developing a merchant electric transmission line
Power marketer — rate case proceedings before the Bonneville Power Administration
Natural gas pipeline companies — development of FERC regulated infrastructure projects
Crude and petroleum product pipeline company — audits and reviews of the client’s compliance with FERC’s regulations under the Interstate Commerce Act
Crude and petroleum products pipelines — jurisdictional analyses and advising on regulatory compliance
Publications and Speeches
“FERC Audits,” Power Regulatory Webinar Series, October 26, 2016.
“US LNG Exports – Looking Back at the Regulatory Developments in 2015,” Oil & Gas Financial Journal, February 2016.