Bowles Rice Attorneys at Law
600 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: (304) 347-1135
Fax: (304) 347-2196
- Represented a large industrial electric consumer in obtaining a special rate mechanism from the Public Service Commission of West Virginia.
- Represented public service districts and municipalities in implementing water and sewer projects, including: assisting with obtaining funding from the West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council; directing the prosecution of condemnation actions as needed in circuit court; rendering preliminary and final title opinions; negotiating with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection regarding terms of NPDES permits; reviewing construction bids and contracts; obtaining certificates of convenience and necessity with rate increases from the Public Service Commission of West Virginia; coordinating with bond counsel to close on project funding; and advising clients regarding construction disputes.
- Represented telecommunications carriers in obtaining the approval of the Public Service Commission for corporate reorganizations and secured financings, coordinating with Federal Communications Commission counsel.
- Represented motor carriers and landfills in obtaining the approval of the Public Service Commission for rate increases and sales of certificates and assets.
- Represented municipalities in preparing water and sewer rate increase ordinances, and in rate reviews of those ordinances at the Public Service Commission.
- Represented natural gas utilities in rate increase applications to the Public Service Commission.
- Intervene on behalf of large industrial electric consumer in rate cases of electric utilities before the Public Service Commission, including the preparation of pre-filed testimony by expert witnesses.
- Represented utilities in negotiating operation and maintenance and bulk purchase agreements with other utilities, and obtaining approval of such agreements from the Public Service Commission.
- Staff Attorney, West Virginia Public Service Commission (1996-2000)
- Successfully obtained 19 certificates of convenience and necessity for utilities
- Obtained first capacity improvement fee for a public service district in West Virginia
- Certified by West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council