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 and other businesses.
Mr. Venora represents clients in state administrative proceedings in Connecticut and Massachusetts, including court appeals from administrative agency decisions. His representation of utilities and other companies before the state utility commissions includes advocacy and strategic guidance on public utility rates, cost recovery, mergers and acquisitions, strategic business transactions, system operations, renewable energy and infrastructure siting. His infrastructure siting experience includes cases before the state siting boards to obtain approvals for electric generation plants, substations and telecommunications facilities.
Mr. Venora has successfully litigated regulatory proceedings involving significant economic, operational and public policy issues, including a 2014 acquisition of Connecticut’s principal incumbent telephone company; a 2012 merger to form New England’s largest electric and gas utility holding company; rate recovery of electric system restoration costs due to catastrophic storms in 2011 and 2012; authorization of utility-owned solar generation facilities; generation asset divestitures 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 law.
Before joining Keegan Werlin in 2014, Mr. Venora served in the position of Assistant General Counsel with Northeast Utilities from 1989 – 2007.