Counsel for Construction of a Transmission Cable
Ann M. Catino
& Peter G. Boucher
Halloran & Sage secured the permitting for the construction of a 300 MW HVDC transmission cable running under Long Island Sound from New Haven to Shoreham, New York. This project included obtaining approvals from the Connecticut Siting Council, the DEP, Coast Guard, the Army Corps of Engineers, National Marine Fisheries and negotiating settlement agreements with certain affected interests including the Soundkeeper and the Department of Agriculture. In addition, the development of this project, and its associated substation, AC interconnect and tower has involved attorneys from all areas of our Firm: energy, environmental and land use, real estate, finance, and our appellate group. Our attorneys prepared the necessary documents for acquiring the fee and easements to the real estate, securing advanced financing, and obtaining the approvals from the Department of Public Utility Control ("DPUC").