Mr. Lindl joined Keyes, Fox & Wiedman as an Associate in January 2012. Mr. Lindl’s practice focuses on developing regulatory policies to encourage the proliferation of distributed generation technologies, including solar, energy storage and combined heat and power. His work centers on administrative hearings, workshops and policymaking at state and federal commissions and before independent transmission operators. His experience, which put him in a hearing room three days after he passed the bar, gives Mr. Lindl a wide breadth of skills from regulatory proceedings to transactional work. Mr. Lindl works out of the firm’s San Francisco Bay Area office.
- Persuaded the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to revise its methodology to quantify the reliability characteristics of distributed generation under the Resource Adequacy program
- Achieved fair treatment for distributed resources under the California Independent System Operator’s (ISO’s) availability penalties and must-offer obligation
- Successfully petitioned the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on behalf of a generation project for waiver of the California ISO’s requirement to post financial security for network upgrades and recovered a seven-figure portion of the project’s interconnection study deposit
- Drafted significant portion of an influential brief in a CPUC Electric Vehicle Service Provider (EVSP) proceeding, which ultimately prevented the investment-choking regulation of EVSPs as public utilities
- Counseled clients regarding standards for electric generator operations and maintenance
- Advocated on behalf of fair treatment of cutting edge generation technology for new electric resources at the California ISO
Professional Honors and Activities
- Member of the CCPUC
- Member of the Energy Bar Association
- Letting Solar Shine: An Argument to Temper the Over-the-Fence Rule, 36 Ecology L.Q. 4 (2009).
- Forsake the Cubicle for the Crest – 1,650 Miles on the Pacific Crest Trail, The News Marin, August 19, 2005.
- University of Wisconsin, Madison, BBA, Finance and International Business, 2003; completed major in Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies, 2003
- UC Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall), JD, 2009
- Inaugural Winner of the Energy and Climate Change Legal Writing Award
- Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative Member