Evelyn Kahl

ek@a-klaw.com energy, litigation, law firm, lawyers, attorneys, environmental, natural resources, energy law, energy litigation, environmental law, natural resources law, oil and gas, natural gas, California, San Francisco, Since 1998, Alcantar & Kahl has built an experienced and knowledgeable team to provide regulatory and corporate counsel to private companies engaged in energy matters. Efficient cost-effective, we provide legal solutions that deliver results. Unique solutions to industry challenges, forceful representation and our keen attention to detail have earned us extraordinary client loyalty


Evelyn Kahl’s experience in the energy field spans three decades of California natural gas, electricity and climate change matters in regulatory, legislative and commercial arenas. She engages actively in the debate over California’s natural gas, electricity and greenhouse gas regulatory structure. She works cooperatively with industry stakeholders to develop and refine energy legislation. Using this experience, Evelyn counsels natural gas and electricity infrastructure owners, transporters and end-users regarding integration of California energy laws and regulations with business objectives. Evelyn has developed long-standing client relationships with major California energy producers and users. Among other clients, she leads the Energy Producers and Users Coalition and the Indicated Producers, which collectively represent the natural gas and electricity production and consumption interests of eight global energy companies. Prior to earning her law degree, Evelyn was an internal auditor for a multinational agribusiness concern.

  • Advocates before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in utility-specific proceedings to establish reasonable utility rules and rates for natural gas and electricity end-use customers.
  • Counsels natural gas and electricity producers and users to integrate business planning with California energy laws and regulations.
  • Advocates before the CPUC, California Energy Commission and the Air Resources Board to advance design principles for the natural gas and electricity sectors under California’s landmark AB 32 climate change legislation.
  • Advocates before the CPUC and CEC to ensure sound policies to support the retention and development of efficient distributed energy resources.
  • Advocates before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in generic market rulemakings and California Independent System Operator proceedings affecting California markets.
  • Represents clients in power plant siting and rulemaking matters before the California Energy Commission.
  • Counsels renewable energy market participants in proceedings before the CPUC and in the development of Renewable Portfolio Standard regulation.
  • Advocates before the CPUC in generic rulemaking proceedings to enhance access to California markets from North American supply basins and advance the role of competition in California’s natural gas market.
  • Represents natural gas storage interests before the CPUC.
Bar Memberships



University of California, Hastings College of the Law

J.D., magna cum laude

Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota

B.A., magna cum laude