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Patriot Renewables: Wind Power Development

We represented Patriot Renewables in the development of several wind power projects in western Maine. In addition to assisting Patriot in obtaining federal, state, and local permitting approvals, our appellate work for Patriot has included the following favorable decisions:

  • On February 3, 2011, the Maine Board of Environmental Protection rejected all claims made by opponents of Patriot's Spruce Mountain Wind project and affirmed the project's development permit issued by the Department of Environmental Protection.
  • On December 16, 2010, the Town of Woodstock Board of Appeals dismissed an opponent's challenge to the Spruce Mountain Wind project's municipal land use permit issued by the Town of Woodstock.

Firm Highlights

News

Verrill Partner to Lead Firm’s Energy, Telecommunications, and Natural Resources Group

(May 14, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to announce that Jim Cohen has been appointed chair of the firm’s Energy, Telecommunications, and Natural Resources Group. Cohen, a former Mayor of Portland, is a long-time...

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2017 Emera Distribution Rate Case

Verrill represented Emera in its 2017 distribution rate case before the Maine PUC, which included: defeating Staff's proposed reduction to allowed return on equity for "management inefficiency;" approval of new expenditures, such as an...

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Management Audit

Verrill represented Emera in its 2016 distribution rate case before the Maine PUC. The case involved issues relating to significant new capital investments, including Emera's new customer information system and a controversial substation investment...

Blog

Prop 65: Will the “Short-Form” be Short Lived?

Enacted as part of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”) requires businesses with ten or more employees that sell products in the state of California to...

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Verrill Welcomes Attorney Nate Menard to Firm's Environmental and Energy Group

(March 4, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to welcome Nate Menard who will join as an associate attorney in the firm’s environmental and energy law practice. Prior to joining Verrill, Menard served on active...

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Federal and State Funds to Support Maine Climate Action Plan’s Transportation and Broadband Goals

Last week, the Maine Governor’s Energy Office (GEO) and Office of Policy Innovation and the Future jointly presented to the Legislature’s Energy, Utilities, and Technology (EUT) Committee a report outlining a four-year funding plan...

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Verrill Attorney Gordon Smith Comments on Lawsuit Claiming Ownership of Maine Coastal Property

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Verrill Helps Hancock Solar Project Obtain MDEP Permit, Protect Upland Sandpipers

The 14-megawatt Hancock Solar project in the town of Hancock, Maine has obtained its Site Law permit from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Verrill assisted the project with environmental permitting, which included the...

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Patrick Scully Nominated to Maine PUC

On May 24, Governor Janet Mills nominated attorney Patrick Scully , who was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Bernstein Shur, to serve a six-year term on the Maine Public Utilities Commission. For...

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Rate Design

We represented Emera in a rate design case before the Maine PUC to determine whether local distribution rates should be adjusted to reflect seasonal variations in the cost of providing electric distribution service.

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