Serena A.Rwejuna

Associate

Washington + 1.202.879.3732

Serena Rwejuna helps energy companies achieve their business goals by solving energy regulatory problems in the enforcement, compliance, transactional, and policy contexts. She has experience with a variety of clean energy technologies, including solar, wind, hydro, and waste-to-energy. She counsels utilities, generators, pipelines, natural gas distribution companies, and other energy industry participants on compliance with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulations and advises them on project development, mergers and acquisitions, and state regulatory compliance. Serena advises clients on proposed energy market transactions and trading strategies to avoid or mitigate enforcement risk from FERC, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), state public utility commissions (PUCs), and regional transmission organization (RTO) market monitors. She represents energy companies and individual traders before FERC and CFTC.

Serena is a member of the Washington Office's Recruiting and Diversity Committees. Her pro bono service includes participating in the Firmwide Africa Practice, working on matters impacting women's and refugees' rights and other civil rights issues.

Serena is president of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy and chair of the Alternative Energy Subcommittee of the American Bar Association Environmental & Energy Litigation Committee. She is a member of the Energy Bar Association's (EBA) D&I Task Force, Professional Education Council, vice chair of the Young Lawyers Council, and serves on the Compliance & Enforcement and Electricity Steering Committees. Serena serves as president of the Calvary Women's Services Board of Directors, co-chairs the DukeDC Regional Board of Directors, and is an inaugural member of the Duke Law Alumnae Leadership Council.

Experience

  • Power trader successfully resolves FERC Enforcement investigation involving allegations of market manipulationJones Day represented a power trader in a FERC Enforcement investigation into whether the trader's physical and financial natural gas trades violated FERC's anti-manipulation rule. After extensive discovery and preliminary findings, FERC declined to take action against our client.
  • The University of Iowa forms comprehensive energy management program worth approximately $1.165 billionJones Day advised the University of Iowa (UI) in connection with the concession for its energy and water systems, in a public-private partnership (P3) with a consortium of ENGIE and Meridiam.
  • OG&E files annual formula rate true-up adjustmentJones Day represented Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company in its annual transmission formula rate informational filings.
  • OGE Energy acquires 146 MW combined cycle natural gas-fired power generation facilityJones Day advised Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of OGE Energy Corp., in the purchase of a 146 MW combined cycle natural gas-fired power generation facility from Oklahoma Cogeneration, LLC in Oklahoma City, and subsequently renamed it Frontier Power Plant.
  • Dominion Energy South Carolina files annual formula rate true-up adjustmentJones Day represented Dominion Energy South Carolina, Inc., formerly known as South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, in its annual formula rate true-up filings.
  • Dominion Energy South Carolina submits Order Nos. 845 and 845-A tariff revisionsJones Day is representing Dominion Energy South Carolina, Inc., formerly known as South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, in its Order Nos. 845 and 845-A compliance filing.
  • OGE Energy acquires 360 MW coal-fired generation facilityJones Day advised Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of OGE Energy Corp., in the purchase of a 360 MW coal-fired generation facility and associated equipment from AES Shady Point, LLC, now known as River Valley Power Plant.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • September 29, 2021
      Tech Talk: Technologies Transforming Energy (co-sponsored by the American Association of Blacks in Energy Washington, DC, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina Chapters)
    • June 15, 2021
      FERC Enforcement: Recent Developments & What Lies Ahead in a new Administration
    • June 3, 2021
      The Future of ESG Reporting and Investing
    • December 2, 2020
      Making the Most of a Virtual Start, Duke Law
    • Septmeber 22, 2020
      Refugee Entrepreneurship, Business Ownership, and the Right to Work in Host Communities - Hosted by Tent Partnership For Refugees with Thomson Reuters Foundation
    • August 29, 2020
      Association of Energy Engineers and American Association of Blacks in Energy Share the Mic: Diversity in the Energy Field
    • October 15, 2019
      2019 Energy Bar Association Mid-Year Energy Forum: The Business Benefit of Diversity and Inclusion