04/24/2018

Abby Briggerman Named Among 2018 Top Women in Energy by Denver Business Journal

Holland & Hart attorney Abby Briggerman has been named among the 2018 Top Women in Energy honorees by the Denver Business Journal (DBJ). Only 40 key influencers in metro Denver are selected based on their professional experience, unique expertise that stands out from others, inspiration for working in the industry, and community involvement.

Now it its fifth year, the DBJ recognizes women from a variety of industries within the exploration, production, engineering, renewable, law, well services, finance, manufacturing, education, training, public policy, and environment sectors. Abby will be honored at the Top Women in Energy VIP reception on April 25 at the History Colorado Center. To view Abby’s profile in the DBJ’s special supplement, click here.

Abby’s practice focuses on counseling clients through a broad array of electric and natural gas matters before state regulatory agencies throughout the Rocky Mountain West and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. She represents large electric consumers, consumer coalitions, independent power producers including "Qualifying Facilities," and natural gas companies in a variety of subject matters, including rate and reliability matters, tariff disputes, mergers and acquisitions, and transmission planning.

As a critical part of the team that represents Colorado Industrial Energy Consumers (CEC) in matters before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, Abby helps to keep CEC’s members’ economic engines turning, by ensuring that Colorado’s industries continue to enjoy the delivery of safe and reliable electricity at competitive rates. Abby’s representation encompasses a wide range of issues from reducing proposed rate hikes; to avoiding the unreasonable allocation of electricity costs; to ensuring the availability of cost-effective Demand Side Management programs; to leveraging a mix of electricity resources that balance costs, reliability, and potential carbon risk; and ultimately, to ensuring overall ratepayer benefits from public utility investments.

Abby was drawn to work in the energy industry because of the industry’s significant contribution to the nation’s economic strength and prosperity. Through involvement in this industry so critical to literally “power” our society, Abby derives great satisfaction in her professional career and, at the same time, strives to make a difference helping Colorado and the nation become less reliant on fossil fuels.

Abby was one of the founding members of, and is now President-Elect, of the Colorado Chapter of the Women’s Energy Network (WEN-CO). In addition to its goal of connecting and promoting women working in the energy industry, WEN-CO provides professional development programming and engages in many community outreach efforts. As President-Elect, Abby works to promote the objectives of the organization to provide professional support and development to women in the energy industry. Last year, in the Chapter’s inaugural year, it was the fastest growing chapter in the country.

Holland & Hart has worked alongside stakeholders in the energy and resources industries since the inception of our firm over 70 years ago. We help established companies and new industry entrants alike to evaluate and capitalize on new opportunities and efficiently mitigate the impacts of challenges they face along the way.

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