Energy is the lifeblood that keeps every sector of industry and commerce moving, and the economic and environmental impacts of power production, delivery and consumption mean we all have business and personal stakes in this vital area. This drives us to look ahead at evolving laws and emerging trends, from renewable energy sources to modernization of the traditional fuel-based grid.

Turner Padget’s Energy Industry Team is at the forefront as technology continues to advance. We know how business interests of different stakeholders can shift the regulatory balance in the energy industry, and we advise commercial, residential and utility-scale clients on the latest regulatory developments, assisting with compliance strategies for everything under the sun.

Whether energy comes from coal-fired or nuclear plants, liquified natural gas (LNG), or renewable sources, such as solar, wind, hydroelectric or geothermal, utilities and other energy industry companies face the same concerns and legal needs as any other business. Our understanding of your interests allows us to get to the heart of the matter quickly, providing efficient, results-oriented solutions for major power providers, including regulated utilities and electric cooperatives, as well as renewable energy suppliers, installers, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, retailers and construction companies across the Southeast.

We represent clients in regulatory, administrative and government relations matters before the Public Service Commission, Office of Regulatory Staff and other local, state and federal agencies, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Our attorneys are counsel for investor-owned utilities and further participate in shaping public policy as members of the South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance and the Energy Subcommittee of the municipal board dedicated to developing a sustainability platform for the City of Greenville. As the energy industry shifts its focus to consumer interests, such as ratepayers’ rights, renewable resources and environmental concerns, we can help you navigate the changing tides.

We advise in:

  • Litigation
  • Risk management
  • Public policy monitoring and advising
  • Legislative lobbying and drafting
  • Regulations by state and federal agencies
  • Environmental initiatives
  • Tax incentives at the federal state and local level
  • Federal, state and county tax ordinances
  • Land-use and zoning
  • Labor and employment issues
  • Union avoidance


  • Counseled one of the state’s first solar installers on labor and employment matters.
  • Represent investor-owned utilities before the South Carolina General Assembly and various regulatory agencies.
  • Advised an international investment banking firm and its energy clients on regulatory and adjudicative proceedings.


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