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Mark C. Kalpin


Boston, MA, USA

Mark C. Kalpin is a partner in the firm's Regulatory and Government Affairs Department, and is co-chair of the firm's Cleantech and Energy Group. He joined the firm in 1995.

Mr. Kalpin regularly advises clients on all aspects of energy law, and focuses on the development of traditional and renewable energy generation projects. He has assisted cleantech and renewable energy project proponents in obtaining and negotiating the terms of grants, loans and loan guarantees from the Department of Energy and other agencies, and frequently represents clients on policy and regulatory issues before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Department of Energy, state Public Utility Commissions, and other Federal and state agencies. Mr. Kalpin has negotiated project development and finance-related agreements, including equipment purchase agreements, EPC and facility construction contracts, fuel supply agreements, and power sales agreements, for projects ranging in size from large merchant power plants to small-scale wind and solar power projects. 

Mr. Kalpin is the President of the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association (NECA), the Co-Chairman of The New England Council's Energy and Environment Committee, and a past Chairman of the American Bar Association's Energy Facilities and Siting Committee. He currently serves on several advisory task forces that have been convened by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, including the Large-Scale Retail Development Solar and Efficiency Measures Task Force, and the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Policy and Protocol Working Group. Mr. Kalpin was with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Pipeline and Product Regulation from 1986 to 1993. He was named as a "New England Super Lawyer" in environmental/land use and energy/natural resource laws in the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 issues of Boston Magazine.


  • JD, George Washington University National Law School
  • MS, West Virginia University
  • BS, University of Massachusetts

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