PSH’s Energy practice attorneys combine their extensive legal and regulatory experience to facilitate the technical, strategic, and financial aspects of energy projects, culminating in the successful and cost-effective representation of our clients. We understand the importance of achieving our clients’ timelines to bring their renewable energy projects to commercial operation.
We work with renewable energy developers and producers throughout the process to facilitate distribution, generation, and transmission projects and to minimize the impact on environmental resources and surrounding communities. We have experience in representing both local and national renewable energy developers in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and on some of the largest and complex renewable energy projects in New England.
Our wealth of knowledge and expertise permitting projects gives us unique insights into the expectations and sensitivities of local, state, and federal officials, and an ability to strategically navigate the complex regulatory and approval process. When permits are necessary, our attorneys have a proven track record of securing the necessary approvals critical to the economic success of a project, including land use permits, as well as major environmental, coastal, and energy approvals. We leverage our longstanding relationships with local, state, and federal agencies to identify and resolve the inevitable issues that arise during the development process.
We represent clients in all aspects of renewable energy development projects, including structuring and negotiating solar/wind leases, PILOT agreements, interconnection service agreements, and net metering financing agreements/power purchase agreements. We also have extensive experience representing and advising renewable energy developers and lending institutions on the financing aspects of large-scale renewable energy projects. For renewable energy developers, this includes all aspects of the development, financing, and siting of renewable energy facilities, including those on or near superfund sites and landfills.
Energy Litigation handled by the team includes representing renewable energy developers, energy companies and utilities before local, state, and federal agencies including, but not limited to, the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, Rhode Island Energy Facility Siting Board, and Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities in all aspects of the development and siting of solar, wind, and energy facilities, including regulatory and interconnection issues.