Energy law governs the use and taxation of energy, both renewable and non-renewable
and is becoming a more complex field by the day. The production and use
of renewable energy is being mandated through the enactment of both State
and Federal laws and regulations. Currently, the State legislature is
developing new laws creating renewable portfolio standards that require
electric service providers to source large percentages of their power
produced from renewable sources. These new laws are creating opportunities
for the establishment of new relationships between small and large power
producers and public utilities.
For those considering installing energy producing projects, Shaheen &
Gordon, P.A. can help with the various phases of power production from
initial permitting issues that can be encountered when first seeking approval
from planning, zoning, or selectman boards.
Further, there Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. can help with negotiate and review
construction and design contracts of projects of various scales. Also,
Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. can be there for the creation and review of
power purchase agreements and operation and management contracts that
come into play once these projects are constructed and begin generating
power. Additionally, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. has significant experience
litigating issues involving renewable energy when disputes arise during
and after the construction these projects. Overall, we are here to help
you navigate the growing body of statutes and regulations as well as the
contractual relationships that are developing with the rise of renewable energy.