Heath Armstrong is an attorney in the environmental, legislative, and regulatory group of Jackson Walker’s Austin office. In his practice, Heath advises private and public clients in government regulation, contested case hearings, and legislative policy. He also has extensive experience working on electric, water, telecommunications, and renewable energy development projects. He has lead litigation teams in contested case hearings at the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH), including electric and water base rate proceedings; electric transmission, generation, and water certificate of convenience and necessity proceedings; and sale, transfer, and mergers of electric and water utilities. Heath has also represented clients in proceedings involving the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and has extensive knowledge of regional transmission operators like ERCOT, the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) and the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO). He has done extensive work on SPP market rules regarding dispatchable generation and regularly interacts with state-level commissioners, agency staff, and attorney general’s offices in ERCOT, SPP, and MISO.
Heath is also litigation counsel for parties in ongoing regulatory proceedings relating to the reliability and resilience of the Texas electric grid, including Coal Combustion Residuals and Effluent Limitation Guideline compliance efforts at thermal generation plants and regulatory evaluations of early retirement decisions by electric utilities. Heath helps coordinate multi-state outreach efforts regarding these and other regulations impacting the electric power sectors, appears at hearings and energy policy events.
Prior to Jackson Walker, Heath was a managing attorney at the Public Utility Commission of Texas, has extensive experience serving as Central Staff General Counsel at the Texas Senate, and SOAH.
B.S., St. John Fisher College
J.D., Baylor Law School
- Baylor Law Student Body Association President
- Baylor Public Interest Society
- Joe B. Allen Administrative Practice Concentration Award
May 10, 2021Attorney News
Jackson Walker Expands Regulatory Practice With Addition of Heath Armstrong
With deep experience in government regulation and legislative policy, Heath Armstrong boosts the Firm’s representation of private and public clients involved in government regulation, including expanding the teams working on electric, water, telecommunication, and energy development projects.