Pullman & Comley’s Alternative Energy practice focuses on large-scale renewable energy projects, energy storage systems, and distributed generation installations.  The practice brings together attorneys across various disciplines to serve clients in the growing and evolving areas of climate change, sustainability, alternative energy, distributed generation, renewable energy credits and trading, carbon trading, energy storage, greenhouse gas initiatives and project finance.  Our clients include energy developers, property managers, real estate developers, landlords, tenants, retailers, manufacturers, governmental agencies, investors, venture capitalists and lenders.  We have experience in most alternative energy technologies including wind, solar, photovoltaics (PV), biomass, battery energy storage systems, hydroelectric, biofuel, fuel cells and combined heat and power (CHP) systems.

Our group consists of attorneys with transactional and regulatory experience in the electricity and natural gas markets; the real estate industry, including commercial, industrial and retail properties; the alternative energy industry, representing developers, host sites, and manufacturers; and climate change, representing energy project developers, governmental agencies and lenders.  Our attorneys deal with regulatory proceedings, project development, permitting, obtaining financial incentives, power purchase agreements, emission trading, siting and land use, environmental law, real estate, taxation, business and litigation.  

We also serve on a number of working groups and committees that are developing the future paradigms of this industry.  These include the International Council of Shopping Centers’ Sustainable Energy and Environmental Design (SEED) initiative, the Energy Bar Association, the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association, the Connecticut Power and Energy Society, the Air and Waste Management Association, the Responsible Property Investing Coalition, and the Connecticut Business and Industry Association’s Energy and Environment Council.

Attorneys in this practice have extensive experience before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Connecticut Siting Council, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, as well as similar agencies throughout the East Coast.  Our attorneys also regularly practice before local zoning, wetlands and land use agencies with respect to the siting of facilities.


Representation of wind generation developer before the Connecticut Siting Council

Numerous fuel cell installations throughout the State of Connecticut ranging from 250 kilowatt installations to a 30 megawatt project

The siting and permitting of a 3.2 megawatt landfill gas turbine

Solar installation at a medium-sized manufacturing facility

Solar-installation at a retail shopping center

Several biomass (wood) projects which will generate 100 megawatts of electricity

Representation of wood energy project before regulatory agencies and in state court appeals

Representation of fuel cell developer in gaining regulatory approvals, negotiation of power purchase agreement and site lease

Representation of state agency in negotiation of Renewable Energy Certificate purchase agreement

Representation of hydroelectric projects before regulatory agencies and in construction contract negotiations and disputes

Representation of Qualifying Facilities in disputes concerning ownership of renewable energy credits

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