FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 09, 2018
Oliver F. Hays
Phillips Lytle LLP
PHILLIPS LYTLE PARTNER THOMAS F. PUCHNER AND PHILLIPS LYTLE ENERGY CONSULTING SERVICES HEAD OF ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY DENNIS W. ELSENBECK TO SPEAK AT AIR AND WASTE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION EASTERN NEW YORK CHAPTER LUNCH MEETING
Albany, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP Partner Thomas F. Puchner and Phillips Lytle Energy Consulting Services Head of Energy and Sustainability Dennis W. Elsenbeck will present at the Air and Waste Management Association Eastern New York Chapter Lunch Meeting on Wednesday, October 10th at Noon. The event will be held at Shaker Ridge Country Club, 802 Albany Shaker Road in Loudonville.
Mr. Puchner and Mr. Elsenbeck will give a presentation titled “Distributed Energy Resources: How did we get here and where are we going?”
Mr. Puchner focuses his practice on energy and environmental law, with an emphasis on regulatory matters, compliance, permitting and siting, as well as regulatory litigation. In the energy sector, Mr. Puchner has assisted clients with regulatory matters before the New York State Public Service Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He has obtained a number of landmark Public Service Commission orders in favor of the firm’s energy clients. Mr. Puchner has defended Energy Service Companies with compliance investigations and enforcement matters by the New York Public Service Commission, New York State Attorney General and New York State Department of State Do Not Call Program. He regularly assists with all matters related to development of renewable energy projects, including local approvals and SEQRA reviews, power purchase agreements, solar leases, and project legal and regulatory issues (such as PSC regulations, utility tariffs, Energy Law Article 9 and Real Property Tax Law Section 487). Mr. Puchner and the firm’s energy team have assisted with development and environmental review for over 100 MW of renewable energy projects across the state. He also assists in proceedings under Public Service Law Article 10 (generation facility siting) and Article VII (transmission facility siting). Mr. Puchner also has experience working with clients regarding NYSERDA’s various energy-related programs.
Mr. Elsenbeck provides consulting services on a broad range of energy-related opportunities encompassing a forward view of supply, distribution, and demand options. From his leadership role with a major U.S. utility for nearly 30 years, he brings to Phillips Lytle insight, analytics, and business perspectives on long-term policies and the economic landscape. He assists clients with due diligence and regulatory compliance on energy transactions; regulatory counseling involving Public Service Commission proceedings; energy procurement and utility negotiations involving government entities and municipalities; procurement consulting regarding the reduction of energy costs and review of economic incentives; market-driven integrated resource planning; and identifying commercial and technical issues associated with energy-related opportunities.