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Kim Hayden leads the Energy + Environment practice group. Kim has more than 25 years of experience in all facets of energy and climate policy, energy siting, regulation, and transactions.

Kim is passionate about advancing solutions to climate change and increasing the penetration of renewable and clean energy resources. Kim serves on Renewable Energy Vermont’s (“REV”) policy committee, where she actively works to improve Vermont’s climate and energy policy and laws. Kim also represents REV in state energy regulatory proceedings.

Working with her clean energy clients, Kim has assisted in gaining siting approval for Vermont’s largest solar rooftop facility, dozens of commercial scale solar generating facilities totaling more than 40 MW, Chittenden County’s only commercial scale wind farm, as well as over 170 miles of new high voltage electric transmission lines and dozens of substations. Kim also won precedent setting energy siting decisions from the Vermont Supreme Court in Re Rutland Renewable Energy LLC, 2016 VT 50, and Re Vermont Electric Power Co, 2006 VT 69.

Location

  • One Church Street
    P.O. Box 1307
    Burlington, VT 05402-1307

Languages

  • English

Education

  • Boston College Law School, B.S., Magna Cum Laude, graduated 1982

Bar Admissions

  • Vermont, 1987

Affiliations

  • New England Council - Member
  • Renewable Energy Vermont - Member
  • Vermont Bar Association - Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Vermont, 1992

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Energy Law

"Kimberly Hayden is an extremely talented lawyer who works very hard for her clients. She is always focused on getting the right results in a cost effective manner."

- Robert Young (central Vermont public service corporation)

"Kimberly Hayden is a legal professional with a strong work ethic, customer focus, and an ability to work with complex situations across various stakeholders to deliver successful outcomes."

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