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Erika Garcia

Associate

Erika Garcia is a member of Winstead’s Environmental Law and Public & Regulatory Law Practice Groups. Prior to joining Winstead, she served as Staff attorney for The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) where she focused on public interest matters related to the regulation of electric, telecommunications and water. Erika has participated in contested administrative proceedings before the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) and the PUCT, including but not limited to electric, water, and sewer utility rate cases, Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) proceedings, and utility sales and transfers.  

Representative Experience

  • Represented PUCT Staff in numerous contested electric, water, and sewer utility rate cases before SOAH and the PUCT
  • Represented PUCT Staff in multiple proceedings to amend electric utility CCNs for transmission and generation facilities in Texas before SOAH and the PUCT
  • Represented PUCT Staff in a proceeding to approve an electric utility’s interconnection with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas
  • Represented PUCT Staff in Energy Efficiency Cost Recovery Factor proceedings
  • Represented PUCT Staff in electric and water utility sale, transfer, merger proceedings
  • Represented PUCT Staff in numerous proceedings to grant new CCNs and amend existing CCNs for water and sewer utilities
  • Represented PUCT Staff in proceedings to revoke existing water CCNs
  • Represented PUCT Staff in proceedings for landowner expedited release from water and sewer CCNs
  • Represented PUCT Staff in consumer complaint proceedings
  • Worked on rulemaking proceedings to revise the PUCT’s substantive rules