Public Utility: Energy, Telecommunications, Regulatory

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Skelton, Taintor & Abbott attorneys stay informed and up-to-date on local, state and federal regulations affecting the handling of energy, telecommunications, water and wastewater, and other public utility issues.

We offer expert legal guidance on:

  • The operation and expansion of utility services
  • Utility financing
  • Interconnection agreements
  • Metering policies
  • Energy efficiency
  • Alternative energy
  • Transmission line planning
  • Development and construction
  • Utility reliability and service issues
  • Issues related to water withdrawal and protection of watersheds.

We appear regularly before the Maine Public Utilities Commission and other regulatory agencies on behalf of utilities, governments and customers regarding rate cases, rulemaking and regulatory disputes.

Our clients include a number of water and sewerage districts and other utilities, including Bangor Gas Company and Houlton Water Company.

Our public utility team provides legal guidance on telecommunications law involving regulation, transactions and rate setting for companies involved in telephone, wireless, satellite, broadband and Internet communications. Our clients include service providers, utilities and governments.

Established in 1853, Skelton, Taintor & Abbott has grown into a full-service law practice with a reputation as one of Maine’s most respected legal teams. We are based in central Maine and serve individuals, businesses and government clients in Portland, South Portland, Biddeford, Saco, Lewiston, Auburn, Rockland, Augusta, Waterville, Bangor, as well as Androscoggin, Cumberland and York counties and throughout Maine.