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Nikolas Stoffel

Partner

555 17th Street, Suite 3200, Denver, CO 80202

Nik provides his clients with practical, business-minded advice regarding virtually all aspects of public utility regulation.

Nik’s practice is focused on the federal and state regulation of electric and gas utilities, oil and gas pipelines, and electricity markets, and the nuances of administrative law and litigation. His clients include large energy consumers, industrial and commercial electric customers, natural gas distribution companies, oil and gas pipelines, qualifying facilities, project developers, independent power producers, common carriers, and motor carriers throughout the Mountain West. Nik has also represented investors and asset managers in connection with purchases and sales of utilities.

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Experience

Administrative Litigation – State Regulatory Commissions 

Nik has appeared in formal administrative proceedings before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, Montana Public Service Commission, and Wyoming Public Service Commission. Nik’s experience includes the following issues: 

  • Rate cases 
  • Complaint proceedings
  • Utility mergers and acquisitions 
  • Tariff disputes 
  • Resource planning 
  • Public convenience and necessity applications 
  • Rulemakings 
  • Miscellaneous application and certification proceedings 
  • Avoided cost and qualifying facility proceedings 
Regulation of Utilities, Energy Markets & Pipelines 

Outside of formal administrative proceedings, Nik routinely advises clients regarding:

  • State regulation of electric, gas, and water utilities 
  • State regulation of oil and gas gathering systems  
  • State regulation of intrastate oil and gas pipelines 
  • Federal regulation of interstate oil, natural gas liquids, and gas pipelines 
  • Federal regulation of wholesale electric markets and electric transmission 
  • Energy supply

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Education

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Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Colorado Bar Association, Member, 2012-present
  • Denver Bar Association, Member, 2012-present
  • Energy Bar Association, Member, 2012-present
  • Clothes To Kids of Denver, Inc., Board of Directors, Chair, 2014-present
  • Lawyers in the Classroom, Volunteer, 2015-present
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