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Steven Shparber

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Steven Shparber assists clients in navigating cutting-edge and emerging issues in the power sector.

Steven uses creative thinking to provide clients with practical and commercially viable solutions to address their legal and business needs. Recognizing that the challenges his clients face often require a range of different potential solutions, he effectively combines elements of regulatory, transactional, litigation and policy advocacy in his practice.

His clients include renewable energy project developers, renewable energy trade groups, infrastructure funds, and large end-use customers. Steven also has extensive experience advising parties seeking to deploy and finance distributed energy resources, including microgrid developers, energy efficiency, demand response and EV charging providers.

In addition to his experience private practice, Steven was in-house counsel at PJM Interconnection, the United States’ largest Regional Transmission Organization, where he covered a wide range of issues related to PJM’s markets, operations and planning functions. Steven began his career as an Attorney-Advisor at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the Office of Administrative Law Judges. He is able to draw on his wide range of industry experience and connections in order to meet his clients’ goals and think beyond the immediate legal issues that his clients are facing. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and thought leader on how wholesale power market rules and regulations can impact opportunities and create challenges for emerging energy resources.

Education

M.B.A., Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, 2017, Strategic Management and Finance
J.D., magna cum laude, New York Law School, New York, New York, 2010
B.A., cum laude, New York University, New York, New York, 2007

Recognitions

Rising Star, Euromoney Legal Media Group (2019)

Memberships

Atlantic Council, Emerging Leaders in Energy and Environmental Policy Network

Energy Bar Association

State Bar Licenses

New York, District of Columbia

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
Articles
  • Southeastern utilities’ energy market proposal appears to be less than it may SEEM, Utility Dive, Author (July 30, 2020)
  • Are Regional Transmission Organizations the Future for Renewables in the Southeast?, Renewable Energy World, Author (August 28, 2019)
  • INSIGHT: Renewables’ Next Frontier: Regional Transmission Orgs, Bloomberg Environment, Author (May 28, 2019)
  • Customer Focused and Clean: Power Markets for the Future, Co-Author (November 2018)

 

Presentations

  • The U.S. Energy Regulation and Litigation: Trends, Updates, and Critical Issues, The Knowledge Group (October 1, 2020)
  • Reactive Power Compensation: How to Unlock New Revenue Opportunities for Solar and Storage Projects, Webinar for the Solar Energy Industries Association and American Wind Energy Association, Presenter (July 29, 2020)
  • PJM’s MOPR: Unit Specific Exemption Overview, Webinar for the American Wind Energy Association and Solar Energy Industries Association, Presenter (March 27, 2020)
  • Wharton Energy Conference: Energy Regulation, Incentives and Business Development, Panelist (October 25, 2019)
  • Vermont Law School Energy Symposium: Securing the Future Low Carbon Grid, Panelist (October 17, 2019)
  • Real Clean Energy and Climate Change Solutions: “Technology and Policy of Renewables and Energy Efficiency”, Moderator (June 19, 2019)