Kyle Hayes

Kyle J. Hayes


Kyle J. Hayes


  • Overview


    Kyle Hayes, a member of the firm’s Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications Group, focuses his practice on wholesale and retail energy regulatory compliance, in addition to energy transactional matters in both the renewable and fossil fuel sectors. Mr. Hayes’s experience in the energy space has included representation in acquisitions, sales, renewable energy development, restructurings and general regulatory compliance.

    Energy Regulation and Transactions

    Mr. Hayes represents a diverse client base, such as renewable energy developers, private equity firms, electric and gas suppliers, and municipalities. He has experience negotiating project documents in renewable and fossil fuel energy developments as well as electric and gas trading agreements. Mr. Hayes has also advised clients on the regulatory parameters of wholesale and retail energy market transactions. He has appeared before federal and state regulatory agencies, such as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the New York Public Service Commission (NYPSC).

    Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Mr. Hayes served as in-house counsel to a New York utility company, where he negotiated commercial agreements and advised the company on various wholesale regulatory issues. Prior to that, Mr. Hayes served as a lawyer in FERC’s Office of Administrative Litigation, where he represented FERC staff in proceedings involving electric transmission owners, natural gas pipelines, and wholesale electric generators. 

    Community Involvement

    Mr. Hayes currently serves as a mentor at the Fresh Air Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to, among other missions, ensuring college admission for minority, low-income youth in New York City.

  • Experience
    • Experience


      • Represented a New York-based private equity firm in the acquisition of an electric supplier and its gas supplier affiliate.

      • Represented a Massachusetts solar developer in the development of a 6 MW ground-mounted facility and corresponding sale of output to a municipal utility company.

      • Advised a Massachusetts electric supplier on the parameters of ISO-NE market participant rules.

      • Represented a Rhode Island solar developer in the development of a 30 MW utility scale facility and corresponding sale of output to a nearby hospital.

      • Represented a New York utility company in the negotiation of several physically and financially-settled electricity trading agreements.*

      • Provided regulatory counsel to a New York utility company in the acquisition of a 50% interest in an interstate natural gas pipeline and storage facilities located in New York and Pennsylvania.*

      • Represented a New York utility company in the negotiation of several interconnection agreements with developers of combined-cycle generators in New York and New Jersey.*

        * Atty. Hayes was counsel in these representative matters before joining Robinson+Cole.

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Fresh Air Fund
      Mentor (2016 - present)
    • Presentations


      "Introduction to Electric Market-Based Rates," (11/16/2016)