Firm News and Announcements

Modesto Irrigation District Awarded Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) Designation

DWG&P client Modesto Irrigation District (MID) has been awarded the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA). MID, located in the Central Valley of California and organized and operating pursuant to the State of California Water Code since 1887, undertakes both electric and water operations on behalf of its customers. APPA’s RP3 designation recognizes the commitment of public power utilities in ensuring and promoting reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvement.

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Matt Rudolphi Presented on Regulation of Broadband by FCC

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On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, DWGP Shareholder Matthew R. Rudolphi  presented on the Regulatory Overview panel at the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association’s (“TVPPA”) “Fiber University” conference.  Mr. Rudolphi’s presentation provided an overview of FCC regulation of broadband and voice providers, with specific emphasis on the particular periodic filing requirements.   The Fiber University conference provides a venue for public power utilities to share experiences and learn from subject matter experts in technology, law, finance, and marketing of broadband systems.  For more information or to request a copy of his presentation, please contact Matt Rudolphi.

Derek Dyson Presented on the Implications of Grid Modernization for Tribal Communities


On Friday, December 7, 2018, Derek Dyson presented to the National Conference of State Legislatures Capitol Forum on Grid Modernization, with a focus on electrification and bringing water services to tribal communities.  Mr. Dyson specifically addressed work with the Navajo Nation and identified opportunities for legislators to help ensure that basic electric and water services are provided to tribal communities.  Founded in 1975, the National Conference of State Legislatures supports state legislatures by providing tools, information and resources to allow them to craft solutions for complex problems.  Mr. Dyson is shareholder at DWGP and serves as counsel to the Navajo Nation Tribal Utility Authority.