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Balch’s Todd Kimbrough Named to the Board of the Public Utility Law Section of the Texas Bar

Todd Kimbrough, partner in the firm’s Austin office and member of the Energy Practice, was recently named to the Board of the Public Utility Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. Todd will serve a three-year term, effective immediately. 

The Public Utility Law Section of the State Bar of Texas brings together lawyers practicing in the areas of oil and gas, electricity, water, and telecommunications. Each year the group hosts an annual seminar in August to discuss current issues in public utility law. 

Todd focuses his energy practice on regulatory and utility issues for participants in electricity and natural gas markets throughout the U.S. and internationally. He has been involved in the approval or development of more than $25 billion in electricity infrastructure improvements. Todd is well-versed in drafting and negotiating complex agreements for the construction and operation of power plants as well as purchased power agreements and other related transactions.

In addition to providing transactional and regulatory counsel, Todd actively participates in Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) stakeholder processes at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and the Southwest Power Pool (SPP). He has twice been elected to the Wholesale Market Subcommittee of ERCOT. He also has been elected to ERCOT's Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and its Protocol Revisions Subcommittee (PRS).