McGuireWoods Consulting has a long track record of achieving success on behalf of clients in the transportation sector at the local, state, and federal level whether we are securing funding – often through innovative means, tracking project trends and activities with an eye toward strategically positioning our clients, or developing legislative solutions to support our clients’ business operations and goals. With extensive experience in the planning and design process, we are also well-versed in financing and special projects that might not fall in the typical transportation bucket.
Emerging technologies such as unmanned aircraft systems and autonomous vehicles are prime examples of advancements that offer tremendous potential, but are confined by the limits of the current regulatory landscape. Our team has experience in federal and state policies surrounding new transportation sectors and is known for its ability to represent our clients’ interests before regulatory agencies and legislative bodies alike. Regardless of the technology at hand or the regulatory complexity, the hallmark of our team is its ability to pivot between issues and educate and advocate for solutions to enhance our clients’ interests.
Regulatory and policy challenges abound as federal, state and local governments and the private sector pursue a transition to electric vehicles (EV). McGuireWoods Consulting partners with automakers, energy utilities, industry suppliers and service providers, project developers, fleet customers and other stakeholders to navigate these regulatory and policy developments, and we add significant value in the process. We leverage our connections with members of Congress, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), statehouses, public utility commissions and many local governments. We practice in energy policy and can help identify trends, navigate political challenges and work with regional transmission organizations (RTO) and independent system operators (ISO), FERC, DOE, Congress, state public utility commissions, and local government to move the industry forward. In addition, we work with McGuireWoods LLP attorneys to address legal developments, energy law, partnership structuring, representation before state and federal agencies, product liability litigation and counseling, and comments and litigation in federal rulemakings.
- Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy: We advocate for clients’ interests before Congress, DOE, FERC, state public utility commissions and legislative bodies, and local governments.
- Procurement tracking and positioning: We help clients turn policy, regulatory and funding actions into business opportunities. Our clients are kept abreast of project trends and activities far ahead of formal public activity, enabling them to develop relationships and gain knowledge before the official procurement process starts.
- Government Subsidies and Tax Incentives: We partner with clients to take advantage of federal and state subsidies and tax incentives to promote the development of EV charging infrastructure.
- Regulation of Charging Stations: We guide clients through the construction and maintenance of charging stations that are subject to regulations at the federal, state and local levels. This includes advising clients about rules and regulations at the state and federal levels regarding the sale, purchase and integration of electric power by EVs and charging stations to the grid. We also represent clients before FERC, public utility commissions and RTOs.