Elijah D. Emerson

Elijah D. Emerson

Montpelier VT

Posts by Elijah D. Emerson

Manufactured Home Coop in Upper Valley to get 132 KW Solar Array

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Superior Court, Environmental Division, Issues Favorable Decision for Morrisville Water & Light Department

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Eli Emerson works collaboratively with clients to provide cost-effective, practical solutions to energy, environmental and municipal challenges. He asks questions and listens carefully to clearly identify issues and anticipate possible problems that had not yet been considered. Drawing from his in-depth knowledge of energy, environmental and municipal law issues, Eli then proposes the most straightforward solutions to realize the client’s objectives.

Admitted to Practice

  • Vermont Bar
  • New Hampshire Bar
  • Massachusetts Bar
  • Maine Bar

Professional Affiliations

  • New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association
  • New Hampshire Clean Tech Council Vermont Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Business and Industry Association
  • New Hampshire Business and Industry Association’s Energy and Regulated Utilities committee New Hampshire Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Bar Association’s Telecommunications, Energy and Utilities Law section


  • Vermont Law School, J.D
  • University of Vermont, B.A.

Pro Bono & Volunteer Work

  • Vice Chair, Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Board of Trustees

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “Community Solar and Group Net Metering;” Local Energy Solutions Conference sponsored by the New Hampshire Local Energy Working Group and the New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association; March 2015
  • Guest Lecturer on Federal Power Act; Vermont Law School; 2013


  • ISO-NE certified by New England Wholesale Electric Markets
  • Helped Jordan Institute develop a Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program in New Hampshire
  • Secured certificate of public good for 40 MW biodiesel peaking generation plant in Swanton, Vermont; Vermont Public Service Board Docket No. 7376
  • Obtained regulatory approval for major utility Smart Grid implementation plan
  • Advises investor-owned, municipal and cooperative utilities on impact of Dodd-Frank regulations