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 energy regulatory compliance, as well as energy transactional matters. Mr. Hayes’s multifaceted experience in both wholesale and retail energy markets enables him to effectively assist clients in resolving a variety of regulatory, transactional, and compliance matters.

    Energy Regulatory and Transactional

    Mr. Hayes counsels energy clients on regulatory compliance and transactional matters. He represents a diverse client base, such as utilities, electricity suppliers, renewable energy companies, developers, and municipalities. He appears before various state and federal agencies, such as the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

    Mr. Hayes also has experience in negotiating various commercial and commodity trading agreements in the energy space.

    Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Mr. Hayes served as in-house counsel to a New York utility company, where he represented numerous subsidiaries in regulatory proceedings, negotiated commercial agreements, and managed its FERC compliance program. Prior to that, Mr. Hayes served as a lawyer in FERC’s Office of Administrative Litigation, where he represented FERC staff in ratemaking proceedings involving electric transmission owners, natural gas pipelines, and wholesale electric generators. Mr. Hayes also interned at FERC’s Office of Enforcement, investigating potential market manipulation by wholesale energy market participants.

    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 Jersey utility company in a transmission rate proceeding before FERC. *

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

      • Represented FERC staff in a proceeding concerning the appropriate amount of interconnection capacity afforded to a wind-powered generator pursuant to an interconnection facilities agreement.*

      • 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

      The Eagle Academy for Young Men

      Fresh Air Fund
      Mentor (2016 - present)
    • Presentations


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