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From finance and siting issues to regulation and tax incentives, energy law is a diverse and thriving practice at Varnum. Our client-focused, service team approach has made us a beacon in the profession.

Varnum’s long-standing energy practice encompasses significant experience in conventional, alternative and renewable energy sources. We have been involved in energy legal issues for more than 30 years. We helped organize the Energy Michigan trade association and are a founding member of the Michigan Renewable Energy Consortium.

Varnum’s energy clients include:

  • municipally-owned electric utilities
  • co-generators and independent power producers
  • biomass facilities, including waste-to-energy and wood-fired plants
  • alternative energy projects, including wind farms, biomass, waste-to-energy, landfill gas, hydroelectric, and manure digesters
  • oil & gas producers and transporters
  • nuclear power plants
  • trade associations
  • investors and lenders
  • customers and end-users
  • manufacturers of energy-producing parts and equipment

Varnum’s project work includes utility scale cogeneration and exempt wholesale generators in excess of 1000 MW; alternative energy projects from 3 MW to 65 MW; and natural gas pipelines, production and utility scale storage facilities.

We have both the 40,000 foot perspective and the detailed knowledge of this formerly highly-regulated industry to help you meet your energy goals in the new energy marketplace.

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