Pullman & Comley’s Power Development practice brings together the diverse and extensive skills required to develop renewable and traditional power plants in this heavily regulated, highly technical and competitive industry. Projects have ranged from large central station generators, costing in excess of one billion dollars, to small scale, on-site distributed generation. We have experience in virtually all generation technologies including solar photovoltaic panels, hydroelectric, wind, biomass, fuel cells, battery energy storage systems, waste to energy, and landfill gas as well as single and combined cycle generation, and peaking and baseload units.
Our group consists of attorneys with transactional and regulatory experience in the electricity and natural gas markets, the real estate industry, and the alternative energy industry. Our clients include energy project developers, governmental agencies, property managers, equity investors, host sites, manufacturers, retailers and lenders. Our attorneys deal with regulatory issues, project development, financing, permitting, interconnection, fuel procurement, 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 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, the Connecticut Business and Industry Association’s Energy and Environment Council, and the Connecticut Bar Association’s Energy, Public Utility and Communication Section.
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, and 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 various power plant developers in regulatory proceedings, permitting and transactional matters
Representation of independent electric generation plants for siting approvals
Representation of electric generation plants for development and construction financing
Representation of lenders in connection with project financing for fossil-fueled power projects
Representation of landfill gas project, including assistance with environmental and regulatory approvals; financing, and obtaining grants for construction
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
Representation of power plant developers in development of interconnection agreements with transmission and distribution utilities and Independent System Operators
Representation of developer of commercial wind projects
Representation of electric generators in negotiating tax agreements with municipalities
Representation of buyers in conducting due diligence on potential power plant acquisition
Represent municipal utility in the creation of a joint development agency and development of a large central station power plant
News & Insights
- FOX 61, 11.14.2021
- The Hartford Club, 46 Prospect Street, Hartford, CT, 06.21.2023
- Hartford Business Journal, 11.29.2021
Clean Feet Investors is a Connecticut- based investment fund dedicated to investing in green energy projects. Our attorneys were retained by Clean Feet to assist in its investment activity.
Pullman & Comley attorneys have been closely monitoring the legal implications for businesses, municipalities, educational institutions and other organizations of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, and have been responding to a broad range of client questions. For your reference, we have summarized recent publications and blog posts authored by our attorneys here: FOCUS: Responding to COVID-19.