Todd J. Guerrero

(612) 334-5007
Partner
(612) 334-5050 Fax
Todd.Guerrero@KutakRock.com

Mr. Guerrero concentrates his practice on the representation of energy companies and utilities in a range of business and regulatory matters, including project development, acquisitions, power purchase agreements, related contractual matters, large energy facility permitting matters, contested cases, and appeals.

As chair of the firm’s energy group, Todd brings together the firm’s deep energy experience and industry expertise to help clients efficiently meet their business objectives.

He is presently board chair of the Minnesota Bike Alliance, a statewide bicycle advocacy organization in the state ranked number two in the nation for bicycling by the League of American Cyclists. His passionate hobbies include road cycling, downhill skiing and fly fishing.

Recent Briefs

  • Pre-Hearing Comments of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, October 4, 2017, In re: Appeal by LADWP re RPS Eligibility, California Energy Commission, Docket No. 16-RPS-02.
  • State Minnesota Court of Appeals, No. A17-0099. In re Order Approving the Application by DG Minnesota, LLC for Conditional Use Permit, Brief of DG Minnesota, SG2, LLC.
  • State of Minnesota Court of Appeals, No. A14-2176. In re Application of EOF Investments, LLC, Brief of Addendum of Relators.
  • State of Minnesota Court of Appeals, No. A14-2176. In re Application of EOF Investments, LLC, Reply Brief and Addendum of Relators.
  • State of Minnesota Court of Appeals, No. A14-1777. Ruby Red Denata, LLC (Appellants) v. City of Minneapolis, Minnesota (Respondent), Brief and Addendum of Appellants.
  • State of Minnesota Court of Appeals, Nos. A14-1176 and A14-1177. 110 Wyman, LLC, et al. (Appellants (No. A-1176)) Ruby Red Denata, LLC, et al. (Appellants (No. A14-1177)) v. City of Minneapolis, Minnesota (Respondent), Reply Brief and Addendum of Appellants.
  • State of Minnesota Court of Appeals, Nos. A14-0438 and A14-0439 In the Matter of the Petition of Xcel Energy for Approval of the Acquisition of 600 MW of Wind Generation, and In the Matter of Petition of Xcel Energy for Approval of the Acquisition of 150 MW of Wind Generation, Brief and Addendum of Relators-Appellants.

Representative Experience

  • Lead counsel, 80-MW solar facility (Alabama) - PPA development
  • Lead counsel, 50-MW solar facility (Florida) - PPA, development
  • Lead counsel, 35-MW solar facility (Maryland) - PPA, development
  • Lead counsel, 30-MW solar facility (Maryland) - PPA, development
  • Lead counsel, purchase of 48-MW of solar projects (Florida)
  • Lead counsel, permitting of 25-MW of solar - (Minnesota)
  • Lead regulatory counsel, 350-MW windfarm (Nebraska)
  • Lead regulatory counsel, consortium of solar developers in settlement before public utilities commission
  • Lead counsel, 80-MW solar facility (Alabama) - PPA, development
  • Lead counsel, 52-MW solar facility (Mississippi) - PPA, development
  • Lead counsel, 52-MW solar facility (Mississippi) - PPA, development
  • Lead counsel, contested case, 78-MW wind farm (Minnesota)
  • Sale of 120-MW wind farm
  • 140-MW wind project - project lead
  • 400-MW wind project - project lead
  • Lead counsel, 500-MW, $1.6 billion supercritical pulverized coal plant and transmission lines
  • Lead outside counsel in first successful advanced prudence determination, North Dakota Public Service Commission

 Publications

  • “MISO Queue Reform Update,” co-authored with Daniel Yarano and Lindsey Hemly, FredALERT: Energy, April 20, 2012.
  • “US federal court issues injunction against California Low Carbon Fuel Standard,” Biofuels Digest, December 2011.
  • “Lawsuit: LCFS violates US Constitution,” FredNEWS: Energy, January 2010 (also published in Ethanol Producer Magazine, January 2010 Issue).
  • “Courts Address Global Warming Claims,” FredALERT: Energy, November 9, 2009.
  • “Planning to Make Layoffs? Here Are Some Key Benefits Issues to Consider,” co-authored with Deb Linder, Biodiesel Magazine, July 2009.
  • “California Adopts Controversial Low Carbon Fuel Standard Intended to Serve as Model for the Nation,” co-authored with Scott Dorfman, FredALERT: Energy, May 15, 2009.
  • Regular contributor for the Legal Perspective column for Biodiesel Magazine.

Presentations

  • Speaker, City of St. Paul Pilot Committee Meeting, “The End of Fees Disguised as Taxes,” June 1, 2017.
  • Speaker, 2017 Nonprofit Law Conference, “Nonprofit Real Property and Tax Exemption – The End of Fees Disguised as Taxes,” March 14, 2017.
  • Chair, Renewable Energy in the Midwest, Law Seminars International, August 2012.
  • Moderator, “Chinese Wind Power Equipment for U.S. Projects: Pilot Project Considerations,” Infocast US-China Wind Summit 2011, December 13, 2011.
  • Presenter, “Transmission: What’s Happening at the Federal and Regional Levels?” Third Annual Conference on New Developments in Renewable Energy in the Midwest States, August 25-26, 2011.
  • Presenter, “New Developments in Renewable Energy,” Law Seminar International’s Second Annual Conference, August 19-20, 2010.
  • Panelist, “Cap & Trade Demystified: What does it mean for development?” Sensible Land Use Coalition, March 31, 2010.
  • Moderator, “Current Issues Involving Transmission in the Midwest,” Midwest Wind Development Conference, February 22, 2010.
  • Speaker, Mulch to Megawatts Webinar, December 16, 2009.
  • Conference co-chair and Moderator, "The Critical Issue of Transmission: Who Should Build What and Where?" Law Seminars International's Renewable Energy in the Midwest Conference, August 27-28, 2009.
  • Presenter, “The Future of Carbon Regulation,” Midwest Algae Commercialization Workshop, August 18, 2009.
  • “Business Plans in the Context of Biodiesel Production Facilities,” 20th annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Trade Show, Madison, Wisconsin, June 2004.
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