Clerk of the House of Representatives
Legislative Resource Center
135 Cannon Building
Washington, DC 20515
http://lobbyingdisclosure.house.gov
Secretary of the Senate
Office of Public Records
232 Hart Building
Washington, DC 20510
http://www.senate.gov/lobby

LOBBYING REGISTRATION

Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (Section 4)

Check One: New Registrant New Client for Existing Registrant Amendment

1. Effective Date of Registration
10/18/2017
2. House Identification
 43687
Senate Identification
 401104407

REGISTRANT Organization/Lobbying Firm Self Employed Individual

3. Registrant Organization
Smirnow Law
Address
1717 K Street, NW
Address2
​Suite 1120
City
Washington
State
DC
Zip
20006-2000
Country
USA

4. Principal place of business (if different than line 3)

City
State
Zip
Country
5. Contact name and telephone number International Number
Contact
​Mr. John Smirnow
Telephone
​2022136084
E-mail
​john@smirnowlaw.com
6. General description of registrant’s business or activities
​law firm

CLIENT A Lobbying Firm is required to file a separate registration for each client. Organizations employing in-house lobbyists should check the box labeled “Self” and proceed to line 10. Self

7. Client name
​Utility-Scale Solar Coalition ("Informal")
Address
​1717 K Street, NW, Suite 1120
City
​Washington
State
​DC
Zip
​20006
Country
​USA
8. Principal place of business (if different than line 7)
City
State
Zip
Country
9. General description of client’s business or activities
​utility-scale solar energy advocacy

LOBBYISTS

10. Name of each individual who has acted or is expected to act as a lobbyist for the client identified on line 7. If any person listed in this section has served as a “covered executive branch official” or “covered legislative branch official” within twenty years of first acting as a lobbyist for the client, state the executive and/or legislative position(s) in which the person served.

Name Covered Official Position (if applicable)
First
Last
Suffix
​John ​Smirnow ​Legal Advisor, U.S. International Trade Commission

LOBBYING ISSUES

11. General lobbying issue areas (Select all applicable codes).

​TRD

12. Specific lobbying issues (current and anticipated)

Section 201 investigation


AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS

13. Is there an entity other than the client that contributes more than $5,000 to the lobbying activities of the registrant in a quarterly period and either participates in and/or in whole or in major part supervises or controls the registrant’s lobbying activities?

No --> Go to line 14. Yes --> Complete the rest of this section for each entity matching the criteria above, then proceed to line 14.

Internet Address:
Name Address Principal Place of Business
Street
City State/Province Zip Code Country
​174 Power Global Corporation
​300 Spectrum Center Drive, Suite 1250
City
​Irvine
​CA
​92618
​USA
State
Country
​8minutenergy Renewables LLC
​211 Sutter Street, 6th Floor
City
​San Francisco
​CA
​94108
​USA
State
Country
​Blattner Energy, Inc.
​392 County Road 50
City
​Avon
​MN
​56310
​USA
State
Country

FOREIGN ENTITIES

14. Is there any foreign entity

a) holds at least 20% equitable ownership in the client or any organization identified on line 13; or

b) directly or indirectly, in whole or in major part, plans, supervises, controls, directs, finances or subsidizes activities of the client or any organization identified on line 13; or

c) is an affiliate of the client or any organization identified on line 13 and has a direct interest in the outcome of the lobbying activity?

No --> Sign and date the registration. Yes --> Complete the rest of this section for each entity matching the criteria above, then sign the registration.

Address Ownership
Name Street Principal place of business Amount of contribution
City State/Province Country
(city and state or country) for lobbying activities

​22/30 Avenue Wagram
City
​EDF Energies Nouvelles
​Paris
​FRA
State
Country
​0.00
​100
%
​E.ON SE Brusseler Platz 1
City
​E.ON SE
​Essen
​GER
State
Country
​0.00
​100
%

Signature
Digitally Signed By: John P. Smirnow
Date
11/30/2017 1:18:19 PM

ADDITIONAL LOBBYISTS

10. Supplemental. List any additional lobbyists for this client not listed on page 1, number 10.

Name Covered Official Position (if applicable) Have you been convicted of a crime?
First
Last
Suffix
ADDITIONAL LOBBYING ISSUES
11. Supplemental. General lobbying issue areas. Enter any additional codes for issues not listed on page 2, number 11.

ADDITIONAL AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS13. Supplemental. List any other affiliated organization that meets the criteria specified and is not listed on page 2, number 13.
Name Address Principal Place of Business
Street
City State/Province Zip Code Country
​Cypress Creek Renewables
​3250 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 355
City
​Santa Monica
​CA
​90405
​USA
State
Country
​EDF Renewable Energy
​15445 Innovation Drive
City
​San Diego
​CA
​92128
​USA
State
Country
​E.ON North America
​20 California Street, Floor 5
City
​San Francisco
​CA
​94111
​USA
State
Country

ADDITIONAL FOREIGN ENTITIES
14. Supplemental. List any other foreign entity that meets the criteria specified and is not listed on page 2, number 14.
Name Address Principal place of business
(city and state or country)
Amount of contribution for lobbying activities Ownership
Street
City State/Province Country
​Hanwha Group
​Hanwha Building 86 Cheonggyecheon-ro Jung-gu
​Seoul
​KOR
City
State
Country
​0.00
​100 %
City
State
Country
​ %
City
State
Country
​ %

ADDITIONAL LOBBYISTS

10. Supplemental. List any additional lobbyists for this client not listed on page 1, number 10.

Name Covered Official Position (if applicable) Have you been convicted of a crime?
First
Last
Suffix
ADDITIONAL LOBBYING ISSUES
11. Supplemental. General lobbying issue areas. Enter any additional codes for issues not listed on page 2, number 11.

ADDITIONAL AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS13. Supplemental. List any other affiliated organization that meets the criteria specified and is not listed on page 2, number 13.
Name Address Principal Place of Business
Street
City State/Province Zip Code Country
​NRG Energy, Inc.
​804 Carnegie Center
City
​Princeton
​NJ
​08540
​USA
State
Country
​Recurrent Energy, LLC
​3000 Oak Road, Suite 300
City
​Walnut Creek
​CA
​94597
​USA
State
Country
​Southern Current
​1519 King Street
City
​Charleston
​SC
​29405
​USA
State
Country

ADDITIONAL FOREIGN ENTITIES
14. Supplemental. List any other foreign entity that meets the criteria specified and is not listed on page 2, number 14.
Name Address Principal place of business
(city and state or country)
Amount of contribution for lobbying activities Ownership
Street
City State/Province Country
City
State
Country
​ %
City
State
Country
​ %
City
State
Country
​ %

ADDITIONAL LOBBYISTS

10. Supplemental. List any additional lobbyists for this client not listed on page 1, number 10.

Name Covered Official Position (if applicable) Have you been convicted of a crime?
First
Last
Suffix
ADDITIONAL LOBBYING ISSUES
11. Supplemental. General lobbying issue areas. Enter any additional codes for issues not listed on page 2, number 11.

ADDITIONAL AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS13. Supplemental. List any other affiliated organization that meets the criteria specified and is not listed on page 2, number 13.
Name Address Principal Place of Business
Street
City State/Province Zip Code Country
​sPower
​2180 South 1300 E, #600
City
​Salt Lake City
​UT
​84106
​USA
State
Country
​Swinerton Renewables
​16798 W. Bernardo Drive, San Diego, CA 92127
City
​San Diego
​CA
​92127
​USA
State
Country
​Tradewind Energy
​16105 W. 113th Street
City
​Lenexa
​KS
​66219
​USA
State
Country

ADDITIONAL FOREIGN ENTITIES
14. Supplemental. List any other foreign entity that meets the criteria specified and is not listed on page 2, number 14.
Name Address Principal place of business
(city and state or country)
Amount of contribution for lobbying activities Ownership
Street
City State/Province Country
City
State
Country
​ %
City
State
Country
​ %
City
State
Country
​ %