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Bar & Court Admissions
- U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
- New England School of Law (J.D., 1995)
- Southern New Hampshire University (M.B.A., 1991)
- Bentley University (B.S., 1987)
Paul R. Michaud
Paul Michaud is an accomplished energy and utility attorney with over fifteen years of combined law firm and in-house regulatory and transactional experience. He has extensive regulatory experience representing utility and energy clients in rate-related, rule-making and site permitting matters before various state public utility commissions and other regulatory agencies and tribunals. Mr. Michaud has considerable renewable energy project development experience, and demonstrated experience drafting and negotiating complex renewable energy power purchase agreements, site leases, interconnection agreements, renewable energy certificate (REC) commodity agreements, solar photovoltaic (PV) panel supply agreements, solar PV system construction agreements, and wind farm easement agreements for renewable energy projects located in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Wisconsin and Arizona. He has extensive energy efficiency and demand-side-management (DSM) experience, and demonstrated experience drafting energy performance contracts. Mr. Michaud is the founder and Executive Director of the Renewable Energy and Efficiency Business Association, Inc. (REEBA).
Mr. Michaud is the former Managing Counsel and Director of Regulatory Policy for the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF), where he managed the CCEF's legal and regulatory group and was responsible for state and federal legal and regulatory compliance, drafting and negotiating funding and loan contracts, and representing the CCEF before the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control, Connecticut Siting Council, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, NEPOOL Participants Committee, and other regulatory agencies.
Prior to joining the CCEF, Mr. Michaud was a Senior Attorney at Curtis, Goodwin, Sullivan, Udall & Schwab, P.L.C. in Phoenix, Arizona, where his practice focused on energy, renewable energy and utility law, and power plant project siting and permitting. Mr. Michaud was the lead attorney in securing the first renewable energy loan ($2.8 million) from the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Utility Service to fund the construction of an electric cooperative utility-owned 200 kW solar photovoltaic generating facility. He also represented a solar industry association that was instrumental in persuading the Arizona Corporation Commission to adopt the state's first Renewable Portfolio Standard.
Mr. Michaud is admitted to practice law in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Arizona, and the United States District Court, District of Arizona. He earned his J.D. from New England School of Law, M.B.A. from Southern New Hampshire University, and B.S. in Finance from Bentley University.
- CBIA’s 2013 Environmental & Energy Conference
- Renewable Energy Policy Game Changers
- Reducing Energy Costs for Municipalities - State Funding Information Session
- How Electricity Consumers Can Take Advantage of Clean Energy Incentives
- Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Summit
- REEBA - Request for Stakeholder Input
- Networking Event and Celebration of REEBA and NECEC Collaboration
- ‘Solar Industry: It’s on us now’
- ‘Smoke & Mirrors, Again’
- 'Solar Purchases - Make the most of renewable installations'
- 'Green Energy Policy in the Northeastern United States'
- “Widespread dissatisfaction with energy bill process and changes to renewable power”
- ‘CT to help building owners sell power’
- Murtha Cullina Attorney quoted in Hartford Business Journal article
- “Connecticut Focuses on Unique Reverse Auctions to Drive 'Green'”
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