Energy & Climate

Energy and climate is one of our busiest practice areas. We represent organizations, ratepayer groups, small businesses and individuals in regulatory proceedings before the Michigan Public Service Commission, the Illinois Commerce Commission, and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. We have expertise in general electric rate cases, rider proceedings, fuel and power supply cases, renewable energy and energy efficiency cases, complaint cases, and accounting and financial proceedings.

Our firm also represents parties in contract, business, zoning, and environmental matters concerning energy generating facilities and related infrastructure.  We also help landowners negotiate leases and easement agreements for energy projects.

In addition, we represent local and tribal governments in all manner of energy issues, from the zoning and regulatory aspects of energy generating facilities and associated infrastructure to the regulation of air pollution, fly ash, sour gas wells, and low-level radioactive waste.  We have also represented and provided counsel to municipal utilities.

Client Comments

"Olson, Bzdok & Howard represented me before the Michigan Public Service Commission in a case against a large utility company. I felt like David against Goliath. Although it was by far not easy, with OBH representing me I felt confident to have the firm knowledge, skills, years of experience in this arena, and God given word smithing skills in my corner I am forever grateful that they came to my aid when I needed it most."

      - Barbara Bates, Metro Detroit, Michigan

Mailing Address

(For both locations)
Olson, Bzdok & Howard
420 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686

Traverse City

Olson, Bzdok & Howard
420 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686

Ph:   (231) 946-0044
Fax:   (231) 946-4807

Hours: M-F, 8:30am-5pm


Olson, Bzdok & Howard
427 Main St.
2nd Floor
Frankfort, MI 49635

Ph:   (231) 352-4412
Fax:   (231) 946-4807

Hours: By Appointment