Matthew Christiansen

FERC v. EPSA: Functionalism and the Electricity Industry of the Future

This article examines the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission v. Electric Power Supply Association. It argues that the decision represents a deeply functional and pragmatic approach to the Federal Power Act. That approach, it concludes, represents a promising development for the future of electricity regulation, especially for programs such as net metering …

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Electricity Regulation at the Supreme Court: What Might the Grant of PPL Mean for EPSA?

Last week, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Hughes v. PPL EnergyPlus, LLC (“PPL”), its second case of the term involving the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (“FERC”) regulation of wholesale electricity markets. Two days earlier, the Court heard oral argument in the first case, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission v. Electric Power Supply Association (“EPSA”). Following …

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Guarini Center Welcomes Matthew Christiansen as Energy Law Fellow

Guarini Center welcomes new Energy Law Fellow Matthew Christiansen. Matt brings a wealth of hands-on experience navigating some of the most complicated and important questions in energy law today. Prior to joining the Guarini Center Matt was a law clerk to the Hon. Stephen F. Williams on the U.S. Court of Appeals and the Hon. …

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