Doreen U. Saia - Greenberg Traurig LLP

Doreen U. Saia

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 518-689-1430

Doreen U. Saia has a wide-ranging energy law practice focused on the representation of national and international corporations that own and operate electric generating facilities and engage in financial transactions trading electricity products. She has been actively involved in state and federal regulatory proceedings concerning the deregulation of the electricity market, the siting of new generating facilities and cost-of-service ratemaking. Doreen was instrumental in developing the structure of the New York Independent System Operator, the independent administrator of the wholesale electric markets, and continues to play a pivotal role in the ongoing development of the competitive wholesale market in New York. She has also been engaged in the development of the competitive markets in New England and the Mid-Atlantic states.

Williams CollegeBA 1988Washington and Lee University School of LawJ.D. 1993
New York State Bar AssociationFederal Energy Bar AssociationAmerican Bar Association

Case History

Areas of Concentration
  • Energy law
  • Governmental affairs
  • Environmental law
  • Commercial law

Significant Representations
  • Participated in the development of the structure of, market design and rules applicable to the New York Independent System Operator, Inc. (the administrator of the competitive wholesale electricity market in New York state). Played a pivotal role in developing the structure for the resource adequacy market in New York, which is now serving as a template for resource adequacy markets nationwide, and in developing a comprehensive set of market power mitigation rules for New York City.
  • Developed the Article X siting application for a 1,000 MW, natural gas-fired, combined cycle, electric generating facility in Queens, New York and negotiated the stipulations for the project.
  • Represented a coalition of merchant generating companies concerning the development of a regional transmission organization for six states in New England.
Part 2
  • Represented a merchant generating company before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in proceedings concerning the New York and New England competitive wholesale electric markets.
  • Represented merchant generating companies in proceedings before the New York Public Service Commission concerning generic competitive market issues, as well as utility specific electric rate cases.
  • Represented a coalition of merchant generating companies concerning the development of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Final Model Rule and the New York state specific regulations.
  • Actively participated in the generic and utility-specific rate and restructuring proceedings before the New York Public Service Commission involving the deregulation of the electric industry in New York state.

Office Location

54 State Street, Sixth Floor
Albany, NY 12207
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Energy Law of the Albany Metro Area
Doreen U. Saia has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Energy Law