Leading with experience

back
 
 

Mandy Kimbrough // Member
p: 512-615-1206 | f: 512-615-1198 | mkimbrough@enochkever.com

Mandy Kimbrough

Mandy Kimbrough’s practice primarily focuses on advising participants in the competitive electric market in ERCOT. She represents wholesale generators and Retail Electric Providers before the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) in contested cases, rulemakings, and projects (including the ongoing resource adequacy debate). Mandy’s clients include large electric generators and Retail Electric Providers as well as smaller wholesale and retail market participants. She routinely advises clients with respect to a wide range of regulatory compliance issues in the ERCOT market (especially relating to the PUCT’s retail customer protection rules); assists clients with regular reporting requirements; and provides clients with regular updates on changes to applicable regulations. She also represents clients in appellate matters, and, prior to entering private practice, clerked for Judge Priscilla Owen of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Representative Experience

     Regulatory Complaince Counseling

  • Routinely advise clients regarding compliance with ERCOT Protocols and Operating Guides, NERC Reliability Standards, PUCT rules as well as state and federal statutes
            • Performs quarterly reviews to update retail and wholesale electric clients regarding relevant changes to the PUCT’s Substantive Rules and the ERCOT Nodal Protocols and Operating Guides, as well as recent enforcement actions at the Texas Reliability Entity and NERC

     Regulatory Advocacy

  • Represents clients before the PUCT in contested cases, enforcement actions, rulemakings, and projects
  • Represents competitive wholesale electric producers in each of the proceedings related to the resource adequacy issues in ERCOT
      • Has actively participated in every round of request for comments and every workshop related to various resource adequacy issues, including the debate about the optimal market design for ERCOT and the Operating Reserve Demand Curve and the discussion about ways to increase the penetration of demand response in ERCOT
      • Represented clients in each of the contested cases and rulemaking proceedings related to the Competitive Renewable Energy Zones and the award of the rights to build the CREZ lines
      • Represents market participants in drafting and negotiating ERCOT Protocol and Operating Guide revisions
        •  

          Appellate Advocacy

    • Represents clients in appellate matters before the Texas Courts of Appeals, Texas Supreme Court, and federal appellate courts
    • Drafted briefs on various First Amendment issues, including issues related to campaign finance and the Texas Open Meetings Act.
         

Admitted to Practice

  • Texas

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
    - J.D., with honors, 2005
    - Articles Editor, Texas Law Review
    - Order of the Coif
  • University of Texas School of Law
    - B.A., Psychology, 2001
     
  • Professional and Community Activities

    • State Bar of Texas
    • Former Board member, Dress for Success Austin