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Pipeline Expansion, Safety Focus of October 3rd Natural Gas Conference

October 1, 2019 Press Releases

Keynote Speakers Include Maine Public Utilities Commission Chair Philip L. Bartlett and University of Maine's David Dvorak

(October 1, 2019) – Verrill and Pierce Atwood will host the seventh annual full-day Maine Natural Gas Conference on Thursday, October 3 at The Woodlands Club in Falmouth, Maine.

This year's conference will feature keynote speaker Philip L. Bartlett, Chair of the Maine Public Utilities Commission, and lunchtime speaker David Dvorak, New England Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership Director and Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology at the University of Maine. Panel discussions will cover power generation, safety, opportunities for pipeline expansion, and forward-thinking solutions to ongoing challenges.

General admission is $179, with discounted registration available for government employees. Lunch will be served and a networking reception for attendees will be held following the event.

Access the full event agenda and register online here.

Firm Highlights

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Energy: Gas 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...

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Safety Violations

Represented an LDC before the Maine PUC in response to allegations of gas safety violations in four separate cases. The violations pertain to operator qualifications, use of trenchless technology, and fusions of natural gas...

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Natural Gas Consumers

Provide legal counsel to Bowdoin College and other larger consumers of gas regarding their purchase and use of gas. Represented several large consumers of Maine Natural Gas in successfully objecting to a proposed rate...

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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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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...

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Rate Plan

Represented Summit Natural Gas in securing Maine PUC approval of Summit's alternative rate plan (ARP). The ten-year rate plan provides for annual rate adjustments during the course of the ARP, return-on-equity sharing provisions, authority...

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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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Arbitration of Gas Pipeline Dispute

Represented Woodland Pulp in securing a favorable arbitration award after a lengthy and contentious arbitration proceeding resolving a dispute between Woodland Pulp and a tenant over shared use and "balancing" of a private natural...

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Maine's First Private Pipeline

Secured regulatory approval for the state's first private natural gas pipeline, a direct connection from the Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline serving Woodland Pulp LLC; and continues to represent Woodland Pulp in connection with shared...

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

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