Verrill's Energy Group counsels clients in the development, permitting, construction, and operation of intrastate and interstate natural gas projects. We are involved in all aspects of natural gas regulation, including certificate approvals, rate cases, cost of gas adjustments and gas procurement, accounting orders, siting, and gas safety. Our lawyers also advise clients on requests for proposals (RFPs) issued by public bodies for construction of gas infrastructure. Our many years of experience before the Maine PUC and federal, state, and local regulatory bodies allow us to navigate the regulatory environmental and political realms of our clients' natural gas projects and bring them to a successful conclusion.

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Firm Highlights

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Pipeline Expansion

Represented an interstate pipeline company before the Maine PUC in advancing an interstate pipeline expansion project designed to provide a firm, competitively priced source of fuel for natural gas-fired generators providing electricity to consumers...

Publication/Podcast

7th Annual Maine Natural Gas Conference

On Thursday, October 3, 2019, Verrill and Pierce Atwood hosted our 7th Annual Maine Natural Gas Conference. Verrill attorney William Harwood and Pierce Atwood attorney John Gulliver led the day as our industry professionals...

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Interstate Pipeline

Secured state and federal environmental approvals for Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, LLC, to construct more than 200 miles of interstate natural gas pipeline facilities connecting New Brunswick to Massachusetts, as well as a subsequent...

Blog

Jim Cohen Addresses Maine Chamber Symposium About Risks of Public Power

Blog

Maine Solar Boom: Over 1.5GW of Distributed Solar Capacity in the Queue

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Maine Adopts Amended Net Energy Billing Rules, New Commercial NEB Tariff Rate

Recent legislation amending the net energy billing (NEB) rules to include a tariff rate program specifically for commercial customers and directing the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to procure distributed generation, has prompted a...

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First Circuit Acts on Appeal by South Portland Pipeline Company

On January 10, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit acted on the Portland Pipe Line Corporation’s (PPLC) appeal of the district court order upholding a South Portland zoning ordinance that...

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Pipeline Refund

Represented a natural gas marketer in contested Public Utilities Commission proceedings in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts and succeeded in obtaining more than $700,000 for the client from a FERC-ordered refund by an interstate...

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Regulatory Approval for New LDC

Secured regulatory approval for Summit Natural Gas, a natural gas local distribution company, to become Maine's fourth natural gas local distribution company (LDC). Represented Summit in a wide range of matters before the Maine...

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Maine Energy Storage Commission Issues Report to Legislature

The Commission to Study the Economic, Environmental and Energy Benefits of Energy Storage to the Maine Electricity Industry has issued its report to the Legislature. The Commission unanimously agreed on the benefits of energy...