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Hodgson Russ and Levitan & Associates, Inc. Engaged by the Maryland Public Service Commission to Update Offshore Wind Regulations

Hodgson Russ Press Release
June 22, 2020

The Hodgson Russ Renewable Energy Practice, and subcontractor Levitan & Associates, Inc., have been engaged by the Maryland Public Service Commission to assist with updating the State’s regulations and contracting structures for the procurement of offshore wind resources. The Hodgson Russ/Levitan team will advise with respect to implementation of Maryland’s Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2019, supporting the State’s achievement of its goals for Round 2 of its offshore wind procurement.

This role underscores Hodgson Russ’s growing position in the renewable energy industry, as it provides expertise and counsel on a broad range of federal, state and local strategic, permitting, project development and related matters in the offshore wind, onshore wind, solar, storage and other clean technology markets.

“The chance to help the State of Maryland update its offshore wind program, to maximize the potential of this resource for its ratepayers, is an exciting opportunity. We look forward to bringing our expertise to bear on this project,” said Noah Shaw, Co-Chair of the Hodgson Russ renewable energy practice and former General Counsel of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, which administers New York State’s offshore wind program.

This work highlights Levitan’s ongoing role in supporting offshore wind procurements along the Atlantic coast. Levitan Principal Seth Parker stated: “After helping draft the original regulations and conducting Maryland’s first offshore wind procurement, we are proud to continue our work for the State.”

An AmLaw 200 firm with more than 200 attorneys, Hodgson Russ boasts one of the premiere renewable energy practices in the country, assisting on the U.S. legal aspects of renewable energy projects from Quebec to Uruguay and from Maine to Hawaii. This project will be led by Hodgson Russ attorneys Noah Shaw and Peter Ross, former Energy Law and Policy Fellow at NYU’S Guarini Center. 

The Levitan team will be led by Seth Parker, V.P., and Richard Levitan, President. The firm has advised agencies and commissions, designed procurement structures, supported contract negotiations, and/or monitored or administered many other  offshore wind procurements in  New York, New Jersey, New England, and, previously, in Maryland.