Real Estate, Construction and Facilities

Energy and Utilities

For more than 75 years, Wiggin and Dana's Energy and Utilities Practice Group has helped energy and utility companies achieve successful regulatory outcomes, complete complex transactions, build critical infrastructure, and more recently, expand into renewable energy. Noted for innovative and even historic results on utility-scale projects, we have handled complex rate and regulatory proceedings involving electric, water and natural gas companies; energy purchase agreements and other transactions for the development and construction of new electric facilities; major infrastructure projects, such as the Cross Sound Cable under-sea electric transmission line project and the Middletown/Norwalk 345-kilovolt electric transmission line project; renewable generation initiatives involving technologies such as biomass, wind, and fuel cells; and high-stakes litigation and appellate matters affecting the energy and utility industry.

As the deployment of distributed generation and microgrid infrastructure has increased, notably solar, fuel cell, and combined heat and power generation technologies, our team regularly assists clients, in both the public and private sectors and across a broad range of industry, with all aspects of their project needs, including requests for proposals, siting matters, engineering and construction agreements, power purchase agreements, real estate entitlements and approvals, traditional and virtual net metering, financing (including C-PACE and government grants), and income and property tax matters.

With a long-established reputation for excellence, our Energy and Utilities attorneys have strong relationships with regulators and policymakers, deep understanding of client needs, extensive knowledge of the industry and its regulatory environment, and significant experience in groundbreaking projects. Those strengths—coupled with a collaborative approach across Wiggin and Dana's full range of practice areas, such as environmental law, business, and litigation—give our clients effective, efficient, and comprehensive counsel that helps them succeed.