Thomas Solomon is an associate in the firm’s San Francisco office who focuses his practice on transactional and regulatory matters in the energy industry.
Mr. Solomon represents developers and owners of natural gas-fired, wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal electric generating facilities in the negotiation of power purchase, interconnection, and scheduling coordinator services agreements. He has also assisted conventional and renewable generation owners with the negotiation of power purchase agreement amendments to address changes in market design and regulatory structure, including changes required to address the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO) Market Redesign and Technology Upgrade (MRTU).
Mr. Solomon also represents developers and industry associations in regulatory proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission in matters relating to electric industry restructuring, transmission development, and renewable portfolio standard issues.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Solomon worked for an electric utility. His responsibilities included short-term resource planning and portfolio optimization, electric power trading, natural gas procurement, implementation and refinement of an energy trading risk management program, and representation of his organization at various industry fora, including the Western Electric Coordinating Council Market Interface Committee.
Mr. Solomon is a member of the Energy Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Mr. Solomon received a B.S., with distinction, in Management Science from the University of California, San Diego in 2001 and a J.D. in 2008 from Georgetown University Law Center.
Speeches and Publications
Mr. Solomon’s presentations include:
- “Managing Intermittency - Various Approaches in the Western U.S.,” Solar Electric Power Association webinar; and
- Panelist on power purchase agreements at the “Developing Wind Power Projects in California” conference in Marina del Ray, Calif.
Mr. Solomon’s publications include:
- “Transmission Providers Face Intermittency,” Solar Industry (August 2009) (with Jerry Bloom).