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.
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.