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Dennis Duffy

Adjunct Professor


Dennis has more than thirty years of experience as an energy attorney in New England. He has represented a wide array of energy clients, including interstate gas pipeline companies, electric distribution companies, gas distribution companies, water utilities and telecommunications companies. He has also served as special counsel to the Rhode Island Energy Facility Siting Board. He was formerly a partner of the law firm of Partridge, Snow & Hahn and the Chair of the firm’s Public Utility Practice Group. For the past eight years, Dennis has served as Chair of the Generator Information System Working Group of the New England Power Pool, which oversees the mechanisms for issuing and tracking tradable certificates reflecting the attributes of all energy consumed within the New England control area. Dennis' work with EMI began in 1988 as outside counsel representing EMI interests in the Dartmouth, Pepperell, Pawtucket, Tiverton, Rumford, and Dighton power projects including development, permitting, financing and litigation matters. He joined the EMI team in 1999 as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and has worked on the Cape Wind project since its inception. Dennis manages regulatory and legislative affairs, legal strategy and industry trade group relations for the Cape Wind project. Dennis is also an adjunct professor at Boston College Law School, where he is currently teaching a course on energy law. Dennis is a graduate of Columbia University Law School.