Frank Caro serves his energy, utility and telecommunications industry clients as a partner in meeting their legal challenges, as well as a trusted resource for strategies that are built on his vast experience in business, regulatory and government affairs.
As chair of the firm’s national energy group, Frank has been representing clients in the electric, gas and telecommunications industries for more than 25 years, during which time he has assisted in structuring complex business, regulatory and legislative solutions to his clients’ most challenging legal problems.
Frank supports clients that are involved in all facets of the energy industry from developers to end-use consumers. His energy clients have included energy producers, oil and gas gathering systems, pipelines, large public utility/energy industry organizations, renewable energy developers, rural electric cooperatives, energy marketers, and industrial and commercial users of utility services.
His work has recently involved assisting a major electric utility in the completion of a multi-faceted infrastructure development and regulatory plan that encompasses a new $2 billion 850-MW super critical base-load coal plant, significant environmental upgrades, and wind power.
Frank acts as general counsel to a renewable energy company currently developing wind energy resources in 12 states throughout the Midwest, and is involved in the development of one of the largest wind projects in the country.
Frank also represents clients before the Missouri Public Service Commission and the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) on various matters involving certification proceedings, mergers and acquisitions, rate tariff applications, generic rulemaking proceedings and complaints. He serves as general regulatory counsel for numerous public utilities.
Prior to joining the firm, Frank served as general counsel for the KCC and acted as chief trial counsel in numerous hearings before the KCC, FERC and FCC.