Lilly McKenna

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Lilly McKenna is an of counsel attorney in Stoel Rives’ Energy Development group. Lilly represents and advises clients on state energy policies and regulations, particularly around power procurement, rate, and electric transportation matters. Lilly regularly appears before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and has also appeared in limited representations before state public service commissions across the country. Lilly also advises clients on compliance obligations and regulatory developments across the California Energy Commission (CEC), the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), and the California Air Resources Board, in addition to limited matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Before joining Stoel Rives, Lilly was an associate with Keyes & Fox, LLP (2020–2022) and with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP (2014–2020). While attending law school, she was a judicial extern for the Honorable Jacqueline S. Corley of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (2013) and a law clerk for the California Public Utilities Commission, Legal Division (2013).

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Commission Issues Long-Awaited Proposed Decision in Transportation Electrification (TE) Proceeding, Setting a Framework for California TE Policy and Investment

On October 14, 2022, the assigned Commissioner (Rechtschaffen) issued a proposed decision (PD) on Transportation Electrification Policy and Investment in the pending rulemaking (R.) 18-12-006 before the California Public Utilities Commission (Commission).  Commission approval of the PD would adopt a new Transportation Electrification Framework (TEF) to guide utility investments in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure … Continue Reading

California Releases Its Draft Deployment Plan for Federal Funding Under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Program

The California Energy Commission (CEC) hosted a workshop on Tuesday, June 14 to discuss its recently issued (June 10) proposal to deploy federal electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure funding under the NEVI Program authorized by President Biden’s federal infrastructure bill signed into law late last year.[1] The CEC held the workshop in conjunction with the California … Continue Reading

Commission Ruling Reopens the NEM 3.0 Record to Invite Comment on and Consider Limited Issues

In its first move since hitting “pause” on the California Public Utilities Commission’s (Commission) consideration of a controversial December 2021 proposed decision (Proposed Decision or PD) that would have overhauled the existing net energy metering (NEM) tariff for California’s solar customers, the presiding administrative law judge (ALJ) issued a ruling on May 9 to reopen … Continue Reading