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Verrill Dana Utilities Attorneys Publish Book on Maine Regulation of Public Utilities, the Only Book of Its Kind in the State

June 28, 2018 Press Releases

(June 28, 2018) – Verrill Dana's Utilities Group has released the second edition of Maine Regulation of Public Utilities, the only treatise on the subject of public utility regulation in Maine.

At more than 200 pages and with nearly 1,200 footnotes, the well-researched book provides a comprehensive look into public utilities regulation in Maine, from adjudicatory and rulemaking processes to review of utility mergers and acquisitions, and from state and federal regulation to opening utility industries to competition.

"This new edition reflects most of the significant changes in Maine utility law since we published the first edition of the book in 2008," said William Harwood, Chair of Verrill Dana's Utilities and Energy Group. "The book, which draws heavily on the group's more than 100 years of collective experience, aims to provide a complete picture of utility regulation in Maine today and how it has dramatically evolved."

The book includes eleven chapters covering topics such as: the definition of a regulated public utility; the nature and basis of the Maine Public Utilities Commission's authority; adjudicatory proceedings; the rulemaking process; utility service territories; ratemaking; mergers and reorganizations; opening utility industries to competition; and the provision of safe, adequate, and reasonable service. Authors of the second edition include Verrill Dana attorneys William Harwood, James Cohen, Nora Healy, Katie Gray, Geoffrey Why, and Brian Marshall.

A digital copy of the book can be found at www.verrilldana.com/maine-regulation-of-public-utilities-second-edition.

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