Grabel, Meghan H.


  Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Meghan Grabel is a partner in the firm’s Administrative Law group, whose practice focuses on energy law and public utility regulation. Having served as both Associate General Counsel of Regulatory and as head of the revenue requirement and rate design departments for Arizona’s largest investor-owned electric utility, Meghan has a unique blend of substantive utility business knowledge and legal acumen.  She has represented and advised clients on a variety of regulatory matters, including: rate cases (including issues associated with revenue requirements, return on equity and capital structure, rate design, adjustment mechanisms, and related matters); integrated resource plans; energy efficiency and renewable energy policy proceedings; transmission line and power plant sitings; plant acquisitions and divestitures; financing applications; requests for accounting orders; affiliate interest rule applications and analysis; rulemakings; distribution line extensions; certificates of convenience and necessity; territorial disputes; electric service agreements (drafting and negotiations); appeals from Arizona Corporation Commission decisions; regulatory investigations; and formal customer complaints.

Most recently, Meghan has been extensively involved both state and nationwide on issues surrounding solar distributed generation and other behind-the-meter customer technologies, including matters involving changes to utility net metering tariffs and utility rate design.

Education

  • B.A., summa cum laude, University of Arizona, 1998
  • J.D., summa cum laude, Arizona State University, 2001 Articles Editor, Arizona Law Journal


Clerkships

  • Arizona Supreme Court, Law Clerk to Justice Andrew D. Hurwitz, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Law Clerk to Judge Barry G. Silverman, 2001 - 2002