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Goss Samford, PLLC is a dynamic law firm concentrating its practice in the utility and energy industries. We frequently assist clients with regulatory, transactional and litigation matters. Here are a few of our success stories.

  • Provided regulatory counsel to both Duke Energy Corporation and Progress Energy, Inc. in proceedings before the Kentucky Public Service Commission to gain approval of the merger of these two utilities, thereby forming the largest utility in the United States.
  • Served as regulatory counsel for utilities, including East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc., in multiple general rate cases before the Kentucky Public Service Commission.
  • Assisted a client in securing regulatory approval for a $500 million unsecured credit facility.
  • Assisted a large generation and transmission utility in securing regulatory approval to enter into a trust indenture.
  • Worked with in-house counsel to find a suitable solution to a complex transactional dispute arising from the planned construction of a large electric generating unit.
  • Successfully defended a Public Service Commission decision to authorize the recovery of costs for the accelerated replacement of natural gas infrastructure.
  • Worked with utility executives to negotiate and sign special contracts with large industrial load customers and bilateral power purchase agreements with other electricity providers.

    Helped one client negotiate a $1.2 billion power purchase agreement.

  • Helped secure a $150 million regulatory asset for stranded costs of a cancelled power generating facility.
  • Provided regulatory counsel to a utility seeking a CPCN to construct a $300 million Air Quality Control system.
  • Represented multiple utilities in proceedings to recover the costs of fuel used to operate generation facilities and the costs of environmental compliance for those facilities.
  • Helped multiple utilities successfully negotiate municipal franchises.
  • Worked with clients to develop strategies for securing approval to construct new merchant power generation facilities from the Kentucky State Board on Electric Generation and Transmission Siting.
  • Successfully defended a Public Service Commission order affirming the ability of a utility to offer incentive rates in furtherance of regional economic development objectives.
  • Assisted utility managers in preparing filings and responding to inquiries regarding triennial integrated resource planning.
  • Helped establish a demand side management collaborative for a large generation and transmission utility.
  • Successfully defended multiple utilities in high-profile complaint cases.
  • Helped draft and secure approval of various tariffs for several utilities.
  • Drafted legislation to facilitate the growth of new energy resources.

    Provided testimony on several occasions before legislative committees on behalf of regulated utilities.

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