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.
Our experience includes:
- Electric Transmission Siting. Secured permits for electric transmission projects from the Connecticut Siting Council for the construction of a 345-kV loop serving Southwest Connecticut and the replacement of a 115-kV cable system between Connecticut and Long Island, including the defense of litigation challenging the regulatory approvals and representation before the Independent System Operator for New England in connection with cost allocation proceedings. We are currently working on the permitting of an electric transmission project that will include construction of new facilities in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
- Natural Gas Construction. Served as Connecticut counsel to a joint venture that is seeking to construct an interstate natural gas pipeline that will extend from central Connecticut and across Long Island Sound to New York.
- Natural Gas Siting. Representation of several major gas transmission companies operating in the state in obtaining siting approval to construct their main lines and subsequent major additions to their facilities, as well as representation in environmental rule-making and enforcement proceedings.
- DPUC (PURA). Obtained the approval required from the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control for the sale of real property of one our utility clients that was an integral element of a complex litigation settlement.