Jennifer Dvorak Valaika Counsel

Jennifer devotes her practice to energy regulation before state regulatory commissions, focused primarily on transactions for the certification, financing, development, acquisition and disposition of energy/utility assets. She has been involved in various proceedings on behalf of electric and natural gas utilities before the Virginia State Corporation Commission and the North Carolina Utilities Commission.

She has assisted investor-owned utilities and electric cooperatives in filings and hearings before state regulatory commissions, and in filings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), including rates and tariffs, affiliate transactions/asset transfers and electric transmission regulation. She has assisted in numerous rate cases and in proceedings securing regulatory approvals of transmission lines, generation facilities and affiliate arrangements. Notable experience includes involvement in rate cases, transmission line siting, acquiring certificates of public convenience and necessity, and filings related to the transfer of utility assets, issuance of utility securities, and approvals of affiliate arrangements.

Experience

Outside counsel for major electric utility applicant in base rate proceedings in Virginia and North Carolina.

Outside counsel for electric cooperatives in base rate proceeding.

Outside counsel for major natural gas local distribution company in base rate proceeding.

Outside counsel for major natural gas local distribution company applicant for rate recovery and approval of demand-side management programs and rider recovery.

Outside counsel for major electric utility applicant in multiple integrated resource planning proceedings in Virginia and North Carolina.

Outside counsel for major electric utility applicant in multiple electric generation and transmission certification proceedings, and related rider recovery.

Outside counsel for major natural gas local distribution company in gas transmission pipeline certification proceeding in Virginia.

Outside counsel for major electric utility, natural gas local distribution company, and local telecommunication exchange provider in obtaining affiliates act approvals in Virginia and North Carolina.

Outside counsel to major electric utility company in complaint proceedings before the Virginia State Corporation Commission.

Outside counsel for electric cooperatives in proceedings for regulatory approval of the purchase and transfer of the service territory of an investor-owned utility.

  • University of Richmond School of Law, JD, 2004
  • University of Virginia, 1991

Member, Virginia State Bar

Member, Virginia Bar Association

  • Virginia
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