Outside of the contested proceeding environment, she represents her clients in matters relating to electric utility resource planning, at the state and regional level. Abby also has extensive experience representing consumer interests in state legislative matters, advocating on their behalf before legislative committees.
Abby works strategically with her clients to help them traverse the regulatory hurdles of project development and public utility RFPs including the unique issues faced by independent power producers, renewable developers and consumers with behind the meter generation. She uses her extensive knowledge of the Federal Power Act, the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, state and federal regulations, and electric utility tariffs to assist her clients in bringing renewable projects online, and navigating disputes with offtakers.
Abby has been recognized as a leader in the energy industry, having been honored by the Denver Business Journal as one of the Top Women in Energy in 2018. She also served on the Board of the Colorado Chapter of the Women’s Energy Network, as the inaugural President-Elect from 2017-2018, and as President in 2019.
Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Abby represented municipal utility interests in proceedings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. She is part of Holland & Hart’s public utilities regulatory team and frequently works with Thor Nelson, Michelle King, Nik Stoffel, Austin Rueschhoff, Austin Jensen, and Brittany Tyler.