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William W. Westerfield, III

William W. Westerfield, IIISenior Of Counsel916.556.1531Bio PDF

Overview

William (Bill) Westerfield is Senior Of Counsel in the Land Use & Environmental Law Practice Group and has nearly two decades of specialty experience serving clients in California’s energy and electricity sectors.

Bill’s career includes 11 years as a Senior Attorney with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, three years as Senior Counsel to the California Energy Commission, and three years in private practice as an energy and environmental lawyer. He also spent eight years as a Trial Attorney in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC. For four years, Bill also served as the primary regulatory specialist at Tetra Tech EMI, a global engineering and consulting services firm, where he provided remedial investigation, feasibility study and action plan assistance for a $265 million installation restoration contract for U.S. Navy CLEAN, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest Division. His work included negotiating with state regulatory agencies over clean-up goals and other compliance requirements.

Bill is also a Co-Founder of Pacific Fleet Charging, LLC, which facilitates and accelerates the adoption of electric vehicles for commercial applications. PFC provides consulting services and policy and regulatory guidance primarily to governmental entities throughout California. Bill currently serves as an Advisor to the Executive Committee of the California State Bar’s Environmental Law Section.

Bill’s comprehensive experience includes developing electric vehicle charging stations, developing utility scale renewable energy projects, negotiating power purchase agreements, managing natural gas procurement and rate case litigation at the California Public Utilities Commission, preparing contracts for electric utility R&D projects, handling litigation and permitting related to legacy spent nuclear fuel, and advocating for regulatory policies for energy storage, greenhouse gas reduction, renewable energy, and energy-related environmental issues.

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