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Kimberly K. Hayden Director

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Office: 802.658.2311

Direct: 802.860.4134

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.

Honors

Best Lawyers in America®, Energy Law 2005 – present

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 approving a 2.0 MW solar facility in Bennington, Vermont, PUC Docket No. 8454 (9/26/18)

Order pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248 approving a 2.2 MW solar facility in Bennington, Vermont, PUC Case No. 17-3727-PET (6/13/18)

Order pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248 approving 4.99 MW and 2.2 MW solar facilities in Rutland, Vermont, PUC Dockets Nos. 8797 and 8798 (10/31/17)

Order pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248(i) approving a 1.3 MW roof-mounted solar facility in Manchester, Vermont, PUC 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., PUC Docket No. 8872 (4/6/17)

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

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

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

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

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

Order pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248 for a 2.2 MW solar facility in Sheldon, Vermont, PUC 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, PUC 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, PUC Docket No. 7674 (9/11/12)

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

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

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., PUC 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, PUC 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 60+ mile “Northwest Vermont Reliability Project”, PUC Docket No. 6860 (1/28/05)

Professional + Community

Director, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

Legislative Committee Member, REV

Policy Committee Member, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

New England Council

Vermont Bar Association

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.