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Kimberly K. Hayden Of Counsel

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Office: 802.658.2311

Direct: 802.860.4134

Kim Hayden is the Practice Group Leader for the Energy + Environment practice group. Kim has more than 25 years of experience in all facets of energy policy, siting, and energy transactions.  She acts both as in-house counsel and outside lead counsel for independent power, utilities and emerging energy companies.

Serving as lead counsel, Kim has obtained siting approval for more than 170 miles of new high voltage electric transmission lines and dozens of substations, more than 20 MW of new solar generation, 12 MW of new wind generation, and won precedent setting energy siting decisions in Re Rutland Renewable Energy LLC, 2016 VT 50, and in Re Vermont Electric Power Co, 2006 VT 69. Acting as lead counsel on behalf of 20 Vermont electric utilities, Kim also gained Public Service Board approval for Vermont’s current long-term Canadian hydro power purchase agreement.

Recently, Kim gained Public Service Board approval for the acquisition of a renewable energy company owning hydro facilities on the Connecticut and Deerfield Rivers in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts having a nameplate capacity of 530 MW, and approval for the siting of Vermont’s largest (to date) rooftop solar facility, a 1.3075 MW rooftop solar installation to be located in Manchester, Vermont.

Representative Matters

In re Rutland Renewable Energy, LLC, for Certificate of Public Good pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248, 2016 VT 50

Grice v. Vermont Elec. Power Co., Inc., 2008 VT 64

In re Vermont Elec. Power Co., Inc., 2006 VT 69

Order pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248(i) approving a 1.3075 MW roof-mounted solar facility in Manchester, Vermont, Docket No. 8884 (5/5/17)

Order approving the acquisition by Great River Hydro NE, LLC of a controlling interest in TransCanada Hydro Northeast Inc., Docket No. 8872 (4/6/17)

Order pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248 approving the 43 mile Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. Addison Natural Gas Project, Docket No. 7970 (12/23/13)

Order granting petition of twenty Vermont utilities and VPPSA to purchase up to 225 MW of electricity of H.Q. Energy Services (U.S.) Inc., Docket No. 7670 (4/15/11)

Order pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248 authorizing Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc., et. al. to construct the 60+ mile “VELCO Southern Loop Project, Docket No. 7373 (2/11/09)

Order pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248 authorizing Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc., et. al. to construct the “Ascutney Substation Project”, Docket No. 7751 (4/6/12)

Order pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248 authorizing Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc., et. al. to construct the 60+ mile “Northwest Vermont Reliability Project”, Docket No. 6860 (1/28/05)

Order pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248 for a 2.2 MW solar facility in Winhall, Vermont, Docket No. 8610 (5/12/16)

Order pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248 for a 2.3 MW solar facility in Rutland, Vermont, Docket No. 8188 (3/11/15)

Order pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248 for a 1 MW solar facility in Rutland City, Vermont, Docket No. 8182 (8/25/14)

Order pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248 for a 2.0 MW solar facility in Brattleboro, Vermont, Docket No. 8111 (2/21/14)

Order pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248 for a 2.0 MW solar facility in Chester, Vermont, Docket No. 7989 (7/03/13)

Order pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248 for a 2.2 MW solar facility in Sheldon, Vermont, Docket No. 7914 (2/20/13)

Order pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248 for a 2.0 MW solar facility in St. Albans, Vermont, Docket No. 7871 (11/02/12)
Order granting certificate of public good pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248 for a 2.0 MW solar facility in Clarendon, Vermont, Docket No. 7674 (9/11/12)

Order pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248 approving a 12 MW wind facility, Docket No. 7508 (6/11/10)

Professional + Community

New England Council

Renewable Energy Vermont

Vermont Bar Association

Served as a Director for the Rutland County Women’s Network & Shelter for nearly a decade

Honors

Best Lawyers in America®, Energy Law 2005-2018

Seminars + Speaking Engagements

Presenting session at the 2017 Renewable Energy Vermont Conference & Expo (REV2017) entitled “Renewable Energy Procurement in the Midst of Climate Change: Regulatory Updates & Future Options” on October 2, 2017.

Presented session at the 2016 Renewable Energy Vermont Conference & Expo (REV2016) entitled “Shifting Regulatory Landscapes: Impacts on Renewables in Vermont” on October 13, 2016.