A Power Surge
The energy industry is in the midst of change as policy-makers, businesses, and technology companies tackle global energy demand, energy security and climate change issues. To thrive in this sector, you must successfully navigate myriad transactional, regulatory and legislative hurdles.
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Carmody’s Energy & Infrastructure Group offers legal capabilities across the full spectrum of energy industry sectors from traditional power generation to green projects to climate change. We are recognized for our work in energy project development and finance, public private partnerships, divestitures and privatization, and energy regulation and litigation. Tapping a wealth of experience representing regulated entities, developers, owners and customers, we provide you with well-balanced commercial and legal advice.
Fueling the Industry Forward
With more than a century of experience in energy and utility transactions and extensive experience in private power, we have been involved in sophisticated projects such as:
Our vast experience also includes helping to develop the models for private power transactions. We have drafted legislation for security arrangements and negotiated some of the first inter-creditor structures for securing electricity purchase agreement obligations.
Carmody represents owners, general contractors, and subcontractors in numerous energy-related construction projects. Our experience includes all traditional forms of fulfillment arrangements (e.g., engineering, procurement, and/or construction), AIA and customized documentation, and transactions related to construction (e.g., project and program management, financing facilities, and ownership structures).
Carmody’s Energy & Infrastructure Group represents utilities and energy companies in connection with the full range of litigation challenges that confront them, including commercial litigation and regulatory and enforcement proceedings. Our team has tried numerous cases in state and federal court on behalf of electric and gas utilities and electric generators on such matters as:
Carmody has a long history of representing the energy industry in all phases of project development including general real estate matters, site selection, construction, land use, environmental assessment, permitting and licensing.
This has included extensive work on right of way acquisition for major electric and gas transmission projects, property purchases and leasing, the defense of property rights, condemnations, divestitures, mortgage indentures, encroachments, and issues related to utility easements. The firm’s public utility work has led to strong knowledge base in utility acquisition, including eminent domain proceedings and conservation easements and similar protective set-asides.
Carmody has represented both sellers and purchasers in many public and private divestitures, including the leveraging of public and quasi-public (e.g., utility) assets through privatizations. While the structure and methodology varies with the type of client, our interdisciplinary approach allows us to staff these complex transactions with lead attorneys who have experience in the underlying transaction and knowledge about each aspect of the transaction, from due diligence to operating contracts to financing.
Our experience includes:
Carmody’s Energy & Infrastructure Group represents utilities and energy companies in regulatory proceedings, including contested mergers, state utility commission and attorney general investigations and enforcement proceedings, as well as numerous regulatory approval and rulemaking proceedings.
We have a long history before the Connecticut Siting Council, and its predecessor agency, the Connecticut Power Facilities Evaluation Council. Since 1972, we have been involved in the siting of many of the major electric and gas infrastructure projects built in Connecticut. We also provide representation before other regulatory agencies such as the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (and its predecessor, the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control), the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
Because of our extensive experience, Carmody attorneys are able to provide our clients with the guidance needed in making key decisions early in the stages of project development. We work as a team with our clients to secure required regulatory approvals in a timely, cost effective manner.
Representative matters include: