We advise and represent conventional and renewable power producers on environmental and natural resource matters to help them build new capacity.
Getting new power projects online requires not only large capital investment and years of planning but also stringent environmental compliance.
Beveridge & Diamond has helped develop hundreds of megawatts of electric power generation facilities, and transmission projects, since the 1980s. Blending legal and technical expertise, we deploy our experience in environmental law, project development, real estate and land use, corporate transactions, advocacy before state and federal agencies, and, where necessary, litigation, to get results for our clients.
B&D was involved with the first new greenfield power plant built on Long Island in more than forty years. We also have extensive experience in the burgeoning field of renewable energy, having worked on wind, offshore wind, hydropower, and solar energy projects, including a six square mile solar array facility in California’s Mojave Desert on federal land.
We also advise electric utilities on air, water, and waste permitting, including managing coal combustion byproducts.
B&D’s work on behalf of utilities and independent power producers spans the range of environmental law, including: the Clean Air Act; the Clean Water Act; the Endangered Species Act; National Environmental Policy Act; wetlands permitting and mitigation; environmental impact review; site remediation issues, coal combustion byproduct management and hazardous substance storage, and land use, zoning, lease preparation, and related real estate issues.
Specific services we handle include:
- Project siting and permitting.
- Contract negotiation.
- Construction/contract disputes.
- Enforcement defense and litigation.
- Facility due diligence.
- Contaminated site cleanup.
- State and local renewable energy incentives or restrictions.
- State and federal tax credits.
- Pension Protection Act provisions.