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George Chip Cannon

Partner

Washington, D.C.

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George Chip Cannon

Partner

Washington, D.C.

Chip is an energy regulation and markets partner in the Washington, D.C. office. He concentrates his practice on the production, delivery and sale of electric energy and related products, primarily from wind, solar, hydro and other renewable energy, fuel cell, and energy storage resources. He also advises clients on wholesale electricity capacity, carbon and other regulatory compliance markets associated with the U.S. energy sector.

Chip regularly assists clients with all regulatory and market aspects of acquisitions, divestitures and financings of electric generation and transmission projects; analyzing issues under the Federal Power Act, the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005, the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and various state utility and clean energy statutes; and related filings with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state public service commission.. He also provides legal guidance related to federal and state incentive-based and compliance programs associated with the development of clean energy resources, including renewable portfolio standards and net metering programs.

Chip’s clients include independent power producers, electric utilities, generation and transmission project developers, end-use customers, energy traders and financial institutions. He has deep experience representing clients before FERC, federal courts and state public service commissions.

Chambers USA 2023 has ranked Chip as a Band 2 Lawyer in Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation).

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Office

Washington, D.C.

1101 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.
20005

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted the Bar of the District of Columbia

Admitted the Bar of the State of New York

Academic

J.D., The George Washington University Law School, cum laude, 1994

B.A., Tulane University, cum laude, 1988

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Noteworthy Experience

  • Regularly analyzes issues under the Federal Power Act, the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005, the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and various state utility and clean energy statutes.
  • Represents clients in energy and asset management issues, including negotiating and drafting management, service, scheduling coordinator, and fuel and power purchase/sale agreements.
  • Advises electric generation clients on complex interconnection and shared facilities structures.
  • Provides legal guidance related to federal and state incentive-based and compliance programs associated with the development of clean energy resources.

Pro Bono

  • Representing a number of LGBTQ+ individuals in asylum proceedings at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Recognition

Awards & accolades

LGBTQ+ Business Leader

Washington Business Journal, 2021

Equality Trailblazers

The National Law Journal, 2019

Leading practitioner for Energy

Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation), Chambers USA 2006 - 2021