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Carlos Carrasco

Carlos Carrasco is a partner in the Energy, Power and Natural Resources Practice Group in the San Antonio office of Haynes and Boone. He represents electric cooperatives, retail electric providers, renewable energy generators, and energy storage developers in a variety of energy transactions and electric power regulatory matters in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market, with a focus on proceedings before the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT).

Carlos has assisted clients in transactions and regulatory matters involving renewable energy projects including utility-scale solar, wind, and energy storage projects. Carlos has assisted clients in the negotiation of Qualified Scheduling Entity (QSE) agreements, energy management and services agreements, interconnection agreements, and a variety of long-term power purchase and sale agreements including Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) Master Agreements for hedging and power trading. He also advises clients on PUCT, ERCOT, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulations and requirements and on wholesale transactions and operations in the energy-only ERCOT market.

Prior to joining the firm, Carlos worked at the PUCT in the agency’s Commission Advising division where he analyzed legal and policy issues and provided oral and written recommendations to the Commission on contested cases before the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) regarding electric and water utilities.

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  • Represented client in negotiation of a Qualified Scheduling Entity (QSE) agreement.
  • Represented client in negotiation of power purchase agreement and related amendments.
  • Represented clients in Texas transmission and distribution utility rate cases.
  • Represented client in Interim Transmission Cost of Service filing with the PUCT.
  • Represented client in Certificate of Convenience and Necessity filing with the PUCT.
  • Assisted client in contracts with third parties regarding professional services.
  • Representing client in rulemakings regarding price formation rules in ERCOT and ERCOT market oversight.
  • Assisted clients in preparation and review of Emergency Operations Plans and Winter Weather Readiness Reports with the PUCT and ERCOT.
  • Representing client in Transmission Cost of Service Matrix proceeding before the PUCT.
  • Assisting retail electric provider on Performance Measures and Annual Reporting relating to the competitive retail electric market.
  • Included in the "Ones to Watch" category of Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2022 - 2024
  • “Texas Environmental Law,” co-author, Volumes 45-46, Chapter 32 Citizen Suits/Citizen Remedies, Thomson Reuters, 2021-2022.
  • “Texas Environmental Law,” co-author, Volumes 45-46, Chapter 32 Citizen Suits/Citizen Remedies, Thomson Reuters, 2019-2020.


B.B.A., University of Texas at El Paso, 2011, cum laude

J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 2014, Staff Editor, Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal


Judicial Intern for Senior United States District Judge David Briones, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2013

Judicial Intern for The Honorable Kathleen Cardone, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2012





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