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Nikolas Stoffel


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

As an expert in public utility regulation, Nik Stoffel provides his clients with practical, business-minded solutions to a variety of legal issues.

Nik’s practice is focused on the federal and state regulation of utilities, pipelines, and electricity markets, and the nuances of administrative law and litigation. Nik’s clients include large energy consumers, industrial and commercial electric customers, local distribution companies, oil and gas pipelines, water utilities, qualifying facilities, renewable energy developers, independent power producers, and telecommunication and cable companies throughout the Mountain West. Nik has also represented investors and asset managers in connection with the purchase and sale of utilities. 

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Administrative Litigation – State Regulatory Commissions 

Nik has appeared before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, Montana Public Service Commission, and Wyoming Public Service Commission. This representation has covered a range of issues, including: 

  • Gas and electric rate cases 
  • Complaints 
  • 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 a variety of legal issues, including: 

  • 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 and gas pipelines 
  • Federal regulation of wholesale electric markets and electric transmission 
  • Energy supply

Speaking Engagements


Bar Admissions

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Colorado Bar Association, Member 
  • Energy Bar Association, Member 
  • Clothes To Kids of Denver, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Lawyers in the Classroom, Volunteer

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