Members of the Energy Group represent regulated utilities in all aspects of ratemaking before regulatory agencies. This includes representing electric T&D utilities and gas LDCs in traditional rate cases, involving issues such as return on equity, attrition, test year adjustments, amortizations, and prudency challenges. The group has also negotiated a number of long-term rate plans on behalf of electric and gas utilities, including performance based incentives, productivity offsets, minimum service quality standards, profit sharing, and government mandates. The firm also has represented utilities in stranded cost rate cases arising out of the restructuring of the Maine electric utilities; requests for accounting orders providing for future recovery of extraordinary costs; and special rate agreements between utilities and large industrial customers.

For more information about related experience by our team, please visit our Experience page.

Firm Highlights

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Long-time Verrill Attorney William Harwood to Join Maine Governor’s Energy Office

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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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Natural Gas Rate Plan

Verrill represented Summit Natural Gas in securing Maine PUC approval of its alternative rate plan or ARP. The ten-year rate plan provided for annual rate adjustments during the course of the ARP, return-on-equity sharing...

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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...

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New Maine Law Regarding Decommissioning for Solar Projects

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Maine Legislature Adopts Major Revision to Its Net Energy Billing Program

On July 1, 2021, LD 936, An Act To Amend State Laws Relating to Net Energy Billing and the Procurement of Distributed Generation became law after Maine Governor Janet Mills allowed the legislatively enacted...

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Geoff Why to Moderate "The Future is Now: 5G Wireless Networks"

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Rate Surcharge

Verrill represented a Maine utility in the negotiation of a temporary rate surcharge applicable to former ratepayers of an electric co-operative. The surcharge was designed to recover the incremental costs of the utility acquiring...

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Longtime Verrill Attorney Begins New Role as Senior Advisor at Maine Governor’s Energy Office

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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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