Thor uses his decades of experience to help clients successfully navigate the spectrum of electric, natural gas, telecommunications and other public utility regulatory matters.
Thor’s clients include large electric consumers and electric consumer coalitions, independent power producers, renewable energy developers, independent transmission developers, competitive local exchange carriers, cable companies, rural local exchange carriers, natural gas local distribution companies, pipelines, water utilities, and utility consumer organizations.
Thor has appeared before state utility regulatory commissions throughout the Mountain West representing clients in contested cases and rulemakings. He has also represented clients on matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Federal Communication Commission, and in state and federal courts.
Outside of the contested proceeding environment, Thor represents clients in transactional matters involving service and interconnection agreements with public utilities. Thor helps developers proactively manage utility regulatory issues associated with electric generation and transmission projects and oil and gas pipelines. He also has extensive experience working with and appearing before state legislatures on electric, natural gas, and telecommunications issues.
Thor’s clients value the industry understanding he gained from serving as an economist with the Colorado Office of Consumer Counsel, where he served as a testifying expert on regulatory law and policy. He was a member of federal and state bodies responsible for economic and policy recommendations to regulators, including the Staff of the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service.