Using The Law To Hold Public Utilities In Check
The Public Utility Commission of Texas is responsible for protecting electric and telecommunications ratepayers from unduly high rates in the absence of competition, and licensing the construction of new transmission lines.
In areas where electric or telecommunications companies have a monopoly, the Public Utility Commission of Texas is often the only institution that can hold a public utility’s drive for profit in check for the benefit of consumers. But in these highly complex and political cases, public utilities will attempt to circumvent that responsibility and place their shareholders’ interests as a higher priority than their ratepayers.
How We Can Help
At Herrera Law & Associates, PLLC, we represent municipal governments on behalf of ratepayers in litigation against public utilities in a range of electric and telecommunications law issues.
Whether a public utility is seeking to raise electric rates due to increased expenses, or construct an above-ground transmission line through a residential area – thereby decreasing the property value of the affected neighborhoods – we help municipal governments seek the best possible outcome for their constituents.
Our legal team has more than 35 years of experience in the areas of electric and telecommunications law that they can apply to their client’s case. To speak with them about your municipality’s legal issue, contact our firm.
Arrange Your Consultation Today
In Austin, Herrera Law & Associates, PLLC, provides comprehensive legal counsel and representation for municipalities and municipally owned utilities throughout Texas. To schedule an appointment, please complete our online form or call 512-474-1492.