Blog Posts from Energy Utility & Communications
May 13, 2020
The Community Power Law enables cities, towns, and countries to procure and provide electricity on behalf of their residents and businesses. On May 20, 2020 the New Hampshire Municipal Association is hosting a webinar to discuss Community Power.
Jan 21, 2020
Friday, January 17, 2020, the Vermont Supreme Court issued an opinion that will give final resolution to the sale of Burlington Telecom by the City of Burlington and Blue Water Holdings LLC to Champlain Broadband, LLC.
Oct 25, 2019
On Tuesday, Paul Phillips represented the City of Burlington before the Vermont Supreme Court for the Burlington Telecom sale appeal.
Oct 24, 2018
Mascoma Meadows, a 50-unit resident-owned manufactured-home cooperative in Lebanon, N.H., will soon use solar power to generate some of its electricity.
Sep 14, 2018
Clean energy is a commodity in a fast moving marketplace. The development industry that procures this commodity is not dissimilar from a soccer game – wherever the ball goals goes everyone is rushing to it. What this means is that forward thinking clients need to anticipate which direction the ball is going in order to have an edge on the competition.
Feb 14, 2018
In its 2016 session, the New Hampshire General Court passed HB 1116. Among other things, including temporarily increasing the cap on net metering, this law required that the Public Utility Commission open a docket to explore “new alternative tariffs” to replace the existing net metering program. The PUC opened Docket No. DE 15-576, which brought together a broad spectrum of stakeholders. After over a year of technical sessions and evidentiary hearings, the PUC issued Order No. 26,029. This blog post provides a brief overview of that order.
Jan 10, 2018
The 2018 New Hampshire Legislature has introduced or amended a number of energy bills. Outlined below are updates regarding smart grid, renewable portfolio Standard, public utility commission, rate design, net-metering, energy efficiency, utilities, electric vehicles, renewable energy development, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), energy infrastructure, and other bills that may impact you and your business.
Jan 10, 2018
New Year, new energy bills to review. On January 3rd, the legislature returned for the 2018 session, presenting several new energy bills that may impact you and your business.
May 02, 2017
Tom Pappas represents Northern Pass Project in New Hampshire.
Jan 13, 2017
In one of the most important decisions in the renewable energy world, last week the VT Supreme Court upheld the long-standing doctrine that there no nuisance in solar development projects solely on the platform that someone does not like their neighbor’s property.