Florence Davis and Thomas Havens wrote an article, "NY Retail Electricity Order Is Likely To Face Opposition," for Law360. The article is about an order issued by the New York Public Service Commission on February 23 that will effectively and prospectively shut down the competitive retail electricity market in the state for the majority of residential and small commercial (mass market) customers. The order is the latest in a series of state regulatory actions triggered by consumer complaints against energy companies that customers were paying rates higher than the utility rate. The order would limit energy service companies (ESCOs) to serving mass market customers under contracts that either (1) guarantee customer cost savings in comparison to utility rates or (2) guarantee that the energy delivered to mass market customers consists of at least 30 percent renewable energy.
Day Pitney will host a FERC 101 event, co-sponsored by Connecticut Power & Energy Society and EBA, on November 13 in its Hartford and Washington, DC offices.
Sebastian Lombardi will serve on a panel, "State Policies and the Markets: How the tension is playing out in PJM," at the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association's Power Markets Conference on November 8, at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Marlborough, MA.
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On September 27, partner Joseph Fagan will be speaking on a panel, "Policy v. Practical: What can the regional consumers expect from lawmakers, regulators and energy providers?," at the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association's (NECA) annual Fuels Conference in Marlborough, MA.
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Day Pitney associate Alexander W. Judd has been elected to serve as Chair of the Energy, Public Utility and Communications Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA).
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Paul Belval will be honored at "Celebrating Leaders for Justice," a dinner and ceremony being presented by the Greater Hartford Legal Aid (GHLA) Foundation.
Joseph Fagan was quoted in an article, "Fuel shippers seek U.S. review of 'excessive' Colonial Pipeline rates," published by Reuters.
Day Pitney and the National Governors Association (NGA) hosted an invitation-only forum, held at the Downtown Harvard Club of Boston, that brought together lawyers, policymakers, cybersecurity experts and other participants to identify and discuss legal issues related to the growing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).