Suzanne Keppeler has a wide-ranging electric practice focused on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) matters, providing expert advice on rate development; contract, tariff and asset transaction development; regulatory compliance; and investigations support. She also provides strategic advice and counseling on the development of process, procedures, internal training and responses to regulators for North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and regional reliability standard compliance.
Suzanne has served in a variety of both regulatory policy and legal roles with investor-owned utilities, focusing on FERC matters and NERC compliance. In her in-house corporate roles, she has lead teams developing stated and formula-based transmission rates for electric utilities in bilateral and organized markets, drafting and negotiating unique transmission and interconnection agreements, addressing the day-to-day implementation and interpretation of transmission and market-based rate tariffs, developing internal compliance and training programs, and providing FERC and NERC audit, investigation and enforcement advice. Suzanne has extensive experience advising legal, technical and executive offices on compliance with, and potential violations of, FERC regulations. Suzanne also has served as NERC compliance officer for a mid-sized electric utility and as a regulatory analyst within FERC’s Office of Electric Reliability.