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Energy Law

Miles & Stockbridge represents companies in diverse energy industry sectors, ranging from renewable energy sources (such as biodiesel, wind and solar) to natural resources (natural gas, oil and petroleum producers and utilities).  Representative clients include public utilities and natural gas, propane, oil, biofuels, solar panel, wind power generation, and anaerobic digestive technology companies.

Our lawyers counsel and guide clients through the regulatory maze involved with acquisitions, leasing, and financing matters; seeking regulatory approvals and permits from federal and state agencies, including the Maryland Public Service Commission; complying with zoning and environmental requirements; and resolving contested determinations and enforcement matters.

Some of the representative matters handled by our Energy Law lawyers include:

  • Serving as local emergency counsel for a major petroleum producer;

  • Prosecution of patents for energy storage, advanced solar thermal power systems, and wind and solar power companies;

  • Renewable energy initiatives and credits;

  • Energy Savings Performance Contracts;

  • Environmental permitting and compliance of biodiesel companies;

  • Siting, acquisition, leasing, zoning, and environmental permitting for solar development companies, natural gas, and electric generation companies and utilities;

  • Representation of public utilities and regional fuel and propane sales and distribution companies; Climate change issues;

  • Infrastructure, siting, zoning, environmental permitting, and Public Service Commission issues for the financing of a 725-megawatt combined-cycle natural gas fired power plant; and

  • Counsel to a major utility to identify key risk areas and to mitigate performance issues in anticipation of potential high media and congressional visibility relating to the U.S. Army Energy Initiatives Task Force’s $7 billion multiple award task order procurement for locally generated renewable and alternative energy using Power Purchase Agreements or their equivalents.

Firm lawyers are members of the American Bar Association’s Section of Environmental, Energy and Resources, including committees on Energy and Environmental Markets and Finance, and Energy and Natural Resources Market Regulation.