Tara S. Kaushik is an attorney in Holland & Knight's San Francisco office and a member of the firm's West Coast Land Use and Environment Group. Ms. Kaushik focuses her practice on regulatory matters, with a specific emphasis on energy, natural resources and the environment. She represents energy companies, investors, local governments, Alaska Native Corporations and tribal entities in project developments, including the negotiations of power purchase agreements and project financing. Ms. Kaushik also advises and represents her clients on numerous issues before state public utilities commissions throughout the western United States, including the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), as well as before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Ms. Kaushik represents clients in matters involving the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), including the interconnection process and CAISO stakeholder processes. She also handles carbon credits transactions and cap-and-trade issues before the California Air Resources Board, and regularly advises energy companies and tribal organizations on litigation and arbitration involving energy and commercial disputes.
Ms. Kaushik's clients include electric utilities, utility investors, energy storage companies, solar and wind developers, natural gas pipelines and marketers, oil refineries, tribal organizations, energy efficiency companies, a carbon capture and storage developer, and water utility companies. In addition, she has advised clients in energy, technology, publishing, healthcare, financial services and real estate development with regard to federal and state court proceedings and arbitrations.
Ms. Kaushik's representative matters include:
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