Energy, Utilities, and Natural Resources

We draw on our diverse experience and team approach to help both private companies and the public sector navigate applicable laws, negotiate regulatory approvals, and work with surrounding communities to move complex projects forward.

HSE has extensive experience with energy development—from small-scale site-specific power generation to larger-scale utility-level utilities. We have been involved in all aspects of coal, natural gas, wind, hydroelectric, biomass, and other renewable fuel generating facilities across New York.

We offer in-depth industry experience; a team approach to client matters; and the extensive resources of a full-service firm. Our services cover the full scope of issues related to energy-related projects including:

  • Energy facility siting, licensing and permitting for power generation and infrastructure projects
  • Environmental representation, permitting, and counselling
  • Taxable, tax-exempt, and project financing
  • Real estate
  • General corporate matters including formation, mergers, acquisitions, and spin-offs
  • Supply agreements
  • Federal (FERC) and state (PSC, NYSDEC) energy regulatory matters
  • Transmission and interconnection issues
  • Co-generation projects
  • Greenhouse gas emissions/carbon caps
  • Litigation and arbitration
  • Green building programs

From site acquisition and facility permitting to project financing and construction, the emerging area of energy development is a complex practice requiring a diverse base of expertise. HSE's Energy, Utilities, and Natural Resources practice has the multidisciplinary skills necessary to bring these projects to fruition.

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