Moyes Sellers & Hendricks Ltd. handles the five facets of your energy needs: natural resources, municipal, private utility, development, and environmental law. We regularly represent clients in proceedings before the Arizona Corporation Commission; Arizona Department of Water Resources; Arizona Department of Environmental Quality; and other state agencies, state boards, and commissions. Additionally, we represent clients in state and federal litigation matters. We also negotiate franchise agreements with municipalities, and utility service agreements between major customers and utilities.
Jay has extensive experience dealing with electric power generation and transmission matters, particularly federal preference hydropower resources and related transmission systems. Jay has represented many large power development companies before the Arizona Power Plant and Transmission Line Siting Committee and the Arizona Corporation Commission, assisting these companies in obtaining Certificates of Environmental Compatibility for multiple new electric generation and transmission projects.
In the mid-1980′s, Jay began representing a number of Arizona irrigation and electrical districts that did not receive preference power from Hoover Dam under contracts with the federal Western Area Power Administration and the Arizona Power Authority. Jay challenged the initial allocation scheme, then successfully negotiated improved allocations and contracts for those districts; this included a “Hoover B recapture” provision for his clients’ districts and other public power utilities that were not recipients of Central Arizona Project water.
He has continued to represent multiple district and municipal utilities in dealings with those agencies on federal preference power matters, and in negotiating long-term wholesale supplemental power generation, transmission, and distribution agreements with other public and private utilities.
Jay has testified before Congressional oversight committees and lobbied at the federal and state levels regarding legislative and regulatory initiatives dealing with multiple aspects of the integrated water and power business in Arizona.