Daniel P. Venora is a partner in Keegan Werlin LLP’s energy and regulatory practice, specializing in energy, regulatory and public utility law. Mr. Venora represents a number of electric and gas utilities, telecommunications companies, water companies and other businesses.
Mr. Venora advises clients in state administrative proceedings in Connecticut and Massachusetts, court appeals from administrative agency decisions and in legislative hearings. His representation of utilities and other companies before the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority and the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities includes advocacy and strategic guidance on issues relating to public utility rates, cost recovery, mergers and acquisitions, strategic business transactions, system reliability, service quality, renewable energy, and infrastructure siting. His infrastructure siting experience includes work before the Connecticut Siting Council to obtain approvals for electric generation plants, substations and telecommunications facilities.
Mr. Venora has successfully litigated proceedings involving significant economic, operational and public policy issues, including a 2012 merger of New England’s largest electric and gas utility holding company; recovery in rates of over $300 million of costs due to Storms Sandy, Irene and the October Nor’easter in 2011 and 2012; expansion of utility-owned solar energy facilities in Massachusetts; divestitures of nuclear, fossil and hydroelectric generation assets and related matters to implement Connecticut’s electric restructuring law; as well as a number of public utility rate cases. Mr. Venora has also advised clients on state legislative issues and has provided testimony at legislative hearings on issues of energy policy and utility laws.
Before joining Keegan Werlin in 2014, Mr. Venora served in the position of Assistant General Counsel with Northeast Utilities from 1989 – 2007.