Sarah advises energy generation facilities and industrial and large commercial energy users with respect to energy and regulatory issues and due diligence matters. Sarah also represents electric, natural gas, and telecommunications utilities before state regulatory entities.
Sarah assists energy project owners and developers with due diligence in connection with energy infrastructure acquisitions and negotiates key energy agreements, including power purchase agreements, natural gas supply agreements and firm gas transportation agreements, and renewable energy credit purchase and sale agreements.
Sarah also represents electricity utilities and natural gas local distribution companies (LDC) in major rate increase proceedings, as well as natural gas capacity and cost of gas proceedings before public utilities commissions. Sarah also assists electricity, natural gas and telecommunications utilities to obtain public utilities commission approval of affiliate transactions and mergers and acquisitions.
Sarah’s experience prior to joining Pierce Atwood includes working as a staff attorney with the Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) in the Legal and the Electricity and Gas Division. This experience provides her with unique insight into the perspectives of energy regulators.