Carol Holahan is a partner in Foley Hoag's Energy & Climate practice. She advises large, competitive regional generators and other participants in the wholesale and retail competitive electricity markets on regional policy initiatives, changing environmental regulations, decommissioning and sale of plants, and matters pending before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
In addition to concentrating on traditional fossil fuel generation, Carol’s practice includes renewable energy resources such as large solar storage and biomass and has significant experience in the NEPOOL stakeholder process. She also has considerable experience with matters involving legal challenges to new or existing laws and regulations, environmental permitting, facility siting and assessment or limitations of liability as a result of the sale or retirement of generating facilities.
Prior to joining to Foley Hoag, Carol was the Senior Director of Government Affairs at Dynegy Inc., the largest generator in New England and one of the largest power producers in the country prior to its 2018 merger with Vistra Energy. In this capacity, she developed and led Dynegy’s policy advocacy in the Northeast at the state and federal levels, and provided regulatory and government affairs support on energy and environmental issues affecting Dynegy’s wholesale and retail activities within the region. Before that, Carol served as Director of Government Affairs for the New England Power Generators Association (NEPGA), representing competitive power producers before state policy makers, regulators and infrastructure siting boards.
In addition to spending nearly a decade in private practice, Carol served more than 12 years as the Director of the Office of Legislative Services in New Hampshire, the non-partisan bill drafting and research office of the state’s 424-member legislature.