Mark Kalpin is a partner in the firm's Regulatory and Government Affairs Department, and is the co-chair of the firm’s Energy and Cleantech Group. He joined the firm in 1995.
Mr. Kalpin regularly advises clients on all aspects of energy, environmental and natural resource law, and focuses on the development of traditional and renewable energy generation projects. He 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 equipment purchase agreements, EPC 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. He also has assisted renewable energy project proponents in obtaining and negotiating the terms of grants, loans and loan guarantees from the Department of Energy and other agencies.
Mr. Kalpin counsels clients on project development activities, environmental permitting and compliance requirements, and the defense of environmental enforcement actions. He has extensive experience in environmental requirements applicable natural resource and energy development projects, including natural gas pipelines, LNG import terminals, oil and gas field development and operations, natural resource extraction projects and electric generation facilities. Mr. Kalpin has successfully represented clients in federal and state environmental enforcement actions, administrative appeals and permitting proceedings arising under federal and state environmental statutes, including the National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act and National Historic Preservation Act.