Alison Jakupca

Licensing Coordinator

Alison Jakupca is a Staff Licensing Coordinator with Kleinschmidt in the Lexington, SC office. She has worked in the regulatory field since 2004. Alison has a background in fisheries and can apply that knowledge when working on FERC licensing proceedings. She has drafted, and managed the assembly and filing of, FERC procedural documents for many major hydroelectric licensing proceedings throughout the United States. She has proficient knowledge of all three FERC licensing processes, and has further worked on amendment proceedings and those with expedited timelines. She has also been key in the preparation of Section 401 and USACE 404 permit applications, as well as other state and federal permits. Alison has been heavily involved in large and complex licensing proceedings and has aided in stakeholder group processes with respect to all resource areas. Alison has knowledge of stakeholder settlement agreements and has presented a paper on that knowledge at Hydrovision International.

B.S. Aquaculture, Fisheries and Wildlife Biology, Clemson University (2004)


Where did you go to college? What is your degree in?

Clemson University, B.S. in Aquaculture, Fisheries and Wildlife Biology

Why did you select your current profession?

To make a difference! Progressing through the various regulatory processes that will eventually result in the continued provision of power to our country is in and of itself remarkable, even if the role I play in the process is small. Knowing that I am ultimately helping companies supply power is rewarding, especially when I turn on a light switch.

What is your favorite restaurant and where is it located?

The Melting Pot. I will happily dine at any of their various locations across the country.

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?


What is your favorite pastime/hobby?

Cooking, Painting, and Friday night Scrabble tournaments with my husband while listening to our favorite music and holding a glass of wine.

Alison Jakupca