Omar Bustami represents renewable energy companies, industrial end-users, and municipal utilities in various energy matters, including multi-party litigated disputes, power transactions, and regulatory approvals.
Omar frequently represents clients on filings and litigated matters under Sections 205 and 206 of the Federal Power Act, as well as in high-profile industry-wide rulemakings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Omar has represented several entities before the federal courts of appeal, including the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
Omar has also worked on the due diligence review in connection with the renewable energy financing of a large wind project and has represented several generators in interconnection-related disputes and their efforts to recover revenues for the provision of reactive power service. Omar has represented electric cooperatives and municipal utilities in transactions or disputes involving Qualifying Facilities (QF).
Previously, Omar was an attorney in the Office of General Counsel at FERC, where he advised and wrote draft determinations on issues involving the Natural Gas Act (NGA), Federal Power Act (FPA), and the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA).
Omar is licensed to practice in Maryland.*
*District of Columbia practice limited to matters and proceedings relating to or before federal courts and agencies.