Todd Kimbrough and Jesse Unkenholz to speak at Navajo Nation Energy Summit

Todd Kimbrough, partner in the firm’s Austin, Texas office and Jesse Unkenholz, partner in the firm’s Birmingham, Alabama office will speak at the Navajo Nation Energy Summit on June 4-6 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

The Navajo Nation Energy Summit aims to bring together tribal leaders, communities, and innovators to explore the latest advancements, challenges, and opportunities in the energy sector.

Todd and Jesse, both members of the firm’s Energy Practice, will present about due diligence in power projects. During their discussion focused on renewables and storage projects, Todd and Jesse will walk attendees through the life cycle of a renewable project, from site acquisition to decommissioning. They will also discuss the Nation’s Energy Policy and key questions to consider for projects. 

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. He has counseled utilities in rate cases, certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) proceedings, and integrated resource plan (IRP) approvals in Texas, Georgia, New Mexico, North Carolina and Alaska as well as before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). He also regularly represents market participants before the Texas Reliability Entity (RE) and other North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) regional entities. 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.

Jesse advises clients in all aspects of the electric industry with a focus on renewable energy generation, battery energy storage, and natural gas: particularly power purchase agreements, engineering, procurement, and construction contracts, operating and service agreements, and energy market management agreements for natural gas, energy storage, solar, wind, and biomass generating facilities. Jesse also has significant experience developing new wholesale and retail renewable energy products and programs, advising clients on voluntary, state, and federal green energy requirements, compliance with Renewable Energy Credit (REC) mandates and marketing requirements, and energy efficiency legislation and regulations. Jesse's practice also involves Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) compliance, policy, litigation, and appeals. Jesse also assists utility clients in matters before state public service commissions and other regulatory agencies.