Verrill has permitted over 900 megawatts of wind energy in Maine. We have unparalleled experience with the applicable regulatory requirements and bring practical experience and ability to work with diverse stakeholders to ensure the successful permitting, construction, and operation of a project.

Wind Power

Juliet T. Browne, Chair of the firm's Environmental Group and Co-Chair of the firm's Energy Group, was a member of the Governor's Task Force on Wind Power, which developed legislation streamlining state regulation of wind power development.

Verrill brings its experience and skill to every aspect of wind power development, including:

  • Real estate acquisition
  • Corporate and tax considerations
  • Local, state, and federal environmental and land use permitting
  • Utility regulation and electrical transmission issues
  • Administrative and judicial appeals
  • Financing
  • Due diligence and critical issues analysis

Our depth of experience enables us to provide targeted and accurate guidance on development of wind power and the likely challenges and opportunities presented by such projects.

Our team has worked on the successful development, permitting, and/or construction of the following grid-scale projects in Maine:

  • Kibby (132 MW)
  • Sisk (33 MW)
  • Record Hill (50.6 MW)
  • Mars Hill (42 MW)
  • Stetson I and II (82.5 MW)
  • Rollins (60 MW)
  • Oakfield (150 MW)
  • Bingham (206 MW)
  • Bull Hill (34.2 MW)
  • Hancock (54 MW)
  • Spruce Mountain (20 MW)
  • Saddleback (33 MW)
  • Canton (22 MW)
  • Weaver Wind (72.6 MW)

We consistently prevailed in administrative and judicial challenges to project permits, including two federal court challenges, eight Maine Supreme Judicial Court challenges, and nine administrative appeals.

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

Firm Highlights

Event

Annual Update: Part 1 - 2022 Legal Year in Review (1st Session)

Publication/Podcast

Maine PUC Clarifies Ability of Level 2 Projects to “Leapfrog” Level 4 Projects in Interconnection Queue

After months of uncertainty over the issue of whether Level 2 renewable energy projects can “leapfrog” Level 4 projects in the queue, the Maine PUC clarified one of the ambiguities. Specifically, in response to...

Blog

New IRS Determination Letter Program for 403(b) and 401(a) Plans

On November 7, 2022, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2022-40 , which allows certain tax-exempt employers (such as schools, charities, and churches) to apply for IRS determination letters on their individually designed section 403(b...

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Advised Fortune 500 Company on Group Health and Welfare Benefit Plans

We were engaged by a Fortune 500 manufacturing company to provide legal and compliance services regarding its group health and welfare benefit plans. During the course of our representation, we have advised the company...

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The PHE is Ending: Do You Know Where Your Waivers Are?

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Elections and Constitutional Law: Successfully Challenged Certification of Initiative Petition

In a victory for consumers and the ride-hailing public, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently barred the Secretary of State from placing on the November ballot initiative petitions proposed by companies such as Uber...

News

Ruth Mattson quoted in Law360 article regarding new Massachusetts surtax

Blog

Pay Transparency Laws are on the Rise – What Employers Need to Know

Last week (November 1, 2022), New York City Local Law 59 came into effect. The law requires employers with four or more employees working in New York City (NYC) to publish salary ranges for...

News

Verrill Partner Anya F. Endsley Graduates from The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel’s (ACTEC) New England Fellows Institute

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Annual Update: Part 1 - 2022 Legal Year in Review (2nd Session)

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