Pierce Atwood's Ruta Kalvaitis Skucas To Be Named Corporate Secretary of Northeast Power Coordinating Council, Inc.

Pierce Atwood LLP is pleased to announce that Energy Practice Group partner Ruta Kalvaitis Skucas will be elected to the position of Corporate Secretary of the Northeast Power Coordinating Council, Inc. (NPCC) at the organization’s annual meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia this week. Pierce Atwood will also serve as outside counsel to NPCC.

NPCC, a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation in the state of New York, is responsible for promoting and improving the reliability of the international, interconnected bulk electric power system in Northeastern North America. Its footprint includes seven US states, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine, as well as four Canadian provinces, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

Ruta brings to NPCC significant experience on energy issues, focusing primarily on electric and natural gas matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), state and federal entities, including federal courts and state public utility commissions. Ruta works frequently with power marketers and electric utilities across the country, and also counsels clients involved in formal and informal investigations by FERC's Office of Enforcement.

Pierce Atwood represents private and public entities in the energy sector from Maine to California and from Bulgaria to Saudi Arabia. In the U.S., its clients include regulated electric utilities, gas utilities, pipelines, state governments and regulators, producers, buyers and sellers of electricity and natural gas, hydropower facilities, independent power developers and energy marketers in virtually all aspects of utility regulation, energy project development, energy procurement, mergers and acquisitions, risk management and smart grid implementation.

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