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Electricity

As the smart grid is developed and dated electricity technologies are replaced with modern ones, stakeholders are facing new challenges in the areas of metering technology, data management and home area networks.

In light of ongoing concerns regarding optimum supply mix, distributed and renewable generation, transmission congestion and the replacement of aging infrastructure, it's clear that the complexities of the electricity sector have never been more intricate.

When responding to changing technologies, political and environmental issues, and the ever-increasing demand for green energy solutions, you need a law firm with significant experience in all facets of the electricity sector.

The Gowling WLG energy team has extensive experience advising and acting for private and public sector clients representing a diverse range of electricity-related operations and activities on the global stage. Members of our group are trusted advisers to:

  • Generators and co-generation clients
  • Nuclear stakeholders
  • Renewable clients (wind, solar, hydro-electric, bio-mass and geo-thermal)
  • Transmission companies
  • System operators
  • Equipment and service suppliers
  • Distribution companies, including district energy plants
  • Retailers
  • Investment funds and financial institutions
  • Government (municipal, provincial and federal)
  • Industry associations


In partnering with these clients, our team consistently delivers innovative, effective solutions that meet and exceed their needs. Members of the group have played leading roles in some of the most significant electricity industry transactions.

We provide strategic legal advice to electricity stakeholders on a wide range of matters, including: market development and policy, environmental assessments, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, financing, project development, permits and licences, construction and engineering, regulatory, venture capital, power purchase agreements and tax strategies.

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To learn more about how we can help you succeed, please contact Thomas Timmins or any member of our team.

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Thomas J. Timmins
Thomas J. Timmins

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