Joe Fagan was quoted in an article, "For rebuffed Jordan Cove LNG, pipeline was the stumbling block at FERC," in S&P Global Market Intelligence. The article discusses FERC's rejection of the Jordan Cove Energy Project LP and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline projects, based on a lack of "necessity and commercial support." The developers requested a rehearing, saying they had entered into agreements that demonstrated commercial support for the project. But the Commission on Dec. 9 denied that request because developers failed to present "extraordinary circumstances that would have justified a rehearing," according to the article. "The title of [FERC's] order should be, 'A Day Late, a Dollar Short,'" Fagan said in the article. "FERC repeatedly [expressed] its frustration with the fact that the evidence of the market support/demand was not provided during the FERC review process despite the attempt by agency staff to elicit evidence of such support." Moving forward, Fagan said, "getting a Court of Appeals to remand the decision not to issue the certificate back to FERC will be a high bar." Instead, the developers could opt to submit a new application with the agreements demonstrating commercial support. FERC acknowledges that it can rely on the earlier record, Fagan said, meaning "the developers would not be starting from square one."
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).