Pullman & Comley assists a broad base of buyers, sellers, developers, investors and marketers within the energy sector, including natural gas marketers and developers of power plants, distributed generation and emerging alternative energy and biofuels facilities. Our attorneys deal with every aspect of energy, including project development, transactional requirements and contracting, as well as power purchase agreements and renewable energy credits; regulatory proceedings; rate setting; siting and land use; interconnection; environmental law; real estate; taxation; and business, project and operational finance and litigation.
We have extensive experience before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control, the Department of Environmental Protection, Connecticut Siting Council, the Connecticut Energy Advisory Board, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities and local land use and zoning agencies, as well as similar agencies around the country. We also have experience in the emerging issues of competitive energy pricing and procurement, licensing of competitive suppliers, renewable energy, distributed generation, conservation and load management, metering and transmission enhancements and biofuels.
News & Insights
- Pullman & Comley Serves as Counsel to The Torrington Water Company in Merger with Aquarion Water Company03.08.2022
- FOX 61, 11.14.2021
- Connecticut Law Tribune, 07.01.2021
- Hartford Business Journal, 05.31.2021
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- WSHU Public Radio - NPR News, 04.23.2021
- WSHU Public Radio - NPR News, 04.21.2021
- WSHU Public Radio Interviews Lee Hoffman on How Transmission Upgrades in Biden Infrastructure Proposal Will Support New England Clean Energy GoalsWSHU Public Radio - NPR News, 04.20.2021
- Jonathan Orleans Addresses Employer Questions about the Covid-19 Vaccine in Fairfield County Business Journal InterviewFairfield County Business Journal, 01.11.2021
- Connecticut Law Tribune, 08.27.2020
- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 08.17.2022
- Elicit Brewing Company and Beer Garden, Manchester, CT, 06.07.2022
- The Hartford Club, 46 Prospect Street, Hartford, CT 06103, 05.17.2022
- Frederic Lee Klein to Moderate Panel at Spring 2022 National Association of Water Companies New England Chapter MeetingMill Falls at the Lake, 281 Daniel Webster Hwy, Meredith, NH 03253, 04.29.2022
- Webinar, 11.03.2021
- Hartford Business Journal, 11.29.2021
- Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program Created to Help Small Businesses and Non-Profits Recover from Challenges of COVID-19 Pandemic10.29.2020
- Federal Reserve Board Changes Some Loan Terms and Issues New Requirements for the Main Street Lending Program05.05.2020
- My Business is Using Less Power Due to COVID-19; Why is My Electric Bill So High? Things You Can Do to Lower Your Bill04.29.2020
- CT Lawyer, March | April 2020
- CARES Act Expands Debt Limitations to Allow More Businesses to Qualify for Relief Under the Small Business Reorganization Act03.28.2020
- Lee D. Hoffman Profiled as One of The George Washington University Law School's Outstanding Alumni of the Past 50 YearsThe George Washington University Law School Environmental and Energy Law Perspectives, 12.01.2019
- PRESS RELEASE: Pullman & Comley Attorney Lee Hoffman Appointed Chair of CBIA’s Energy & Environment Council12.22.2021
Our Real Estate attorneys represented the landlord in connection with the preparation and negotiation of a ground lease with Vineyard Wind LLC to allow it to develop its hub to support the construction of its Park City Wind farm. This project will develop up to 1,200 MW of offshore wind energy and crate as many as 12,000 direct, indirect, and induced full-time equivalent (FTE) job years across Connecticut.
Our environmental lawyers have represented an energy project developer that had its project rejected due to stormwater permitting concerns. Pullman’s environmental team worked with the developer and Connecticut’s environmental regulators to renew that permit application and bring the project into development. Since beginning construction, the project has received favorable comments from Connecticut’s regulators.
Our environmental team is defending a variety of clients that have had enforcement actions brought against them under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and state and federal waste regulations. The actions could have resulted in millions of dollars of fines being levied against our clients. However, by working with technical professionals and explaining the science behind the alleged violations, our team was able to secure reasonable settlements for our clients.
Our energy team succeeded in gaining regulatory approval of an innovative thermal heating loop powered by fuel cell technology that will provide clean, reliable local electrical generation to an urban grid in Connecticut’s largest municipality. In addition, the thermal loop that the fuel cell powers will provide cogenerated thermal energy to local establishments allowing them to retire old, inefficient boilers.