Susan S. Geiger

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Phone: 603.223.9154
Email: sgeiger@orr-reno.com
Fax: 603.223.9054

Overview

Secretary, Shareholder

Susan’s practice primarily focuses on regulatory and legislative matters affecting the energy and telecommunications industries. She represents energy projects before the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee and was successful in obtaining certificates of site and facility for the three commercial-scale wind energy projects that are currently operating in New Hampshire. Susan’s clients also include hydroelectric and solar companies, a compressed natural gas company, electric, gas and steam utilities, telecommunications companies and an interstate natural gas pipeline.

Past Experience

  • Public Utilities Commissioner, State of New Hampshire
  • Member, New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee
  • Senior Assistant Attorney General, New Hampshire Department of Justice
  • Chief of Staff, New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office
  • Legal and Legislative Consultant, New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

Notable cases

  • Lempster Wind (2007), Granite Reliable Power (2009), and Groton Wind (2011) – Obtained Certificates of Site and Facility from the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee for the 3 commercial-scale wind energy projects that are currently operating in New Hampshire
  •  Technology Exclusive, Inc. v. NH Racing and Charitable Gaming Commission (2012) – Obtained a writ of mandamus from the New Hampshire Superior Court to compel a state agency to promulgate rules to implement a new statute that would enable client to operate electronic lucky 7 ticket dispensers in New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Supreme Court upheld the lower Court’s mandamus order

Hobbies

Susan enjoys cooking, reading, skiing and gardening.

Personal Qualities

Susan enjoys assisting clients in finding practical, cost-effective solutions to complicated legal and regulatory issues.

Professional and Community Involvement

Professional Involvement

  • Former Chair, New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners
  • Member, NH Bar Association Telecommunications, Energy and Utilities Law Section
  • Leadership New Hampshire, Class of 2004
  • Board Member, NH Sustainable Energy Association
  • Advisory Committee Member, NH Clean Tech Council

Community Involvement

  • Past Board Member, Capital Region Food Program
  • Floor Captain, Capital Region Food Program Holiday Food Basket Project
  • Past President, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

Honors & Distinctions

  • Selected by The Best Lawyers in America as Concord, NH “Lawyer of the Year” for Energy Law, 2016
  • Cited in The Best Lawyers in America since 2007 for energy law
  • Cited in New England Super Lawyers since 2007 for energy and natural resources law
  • NH Business and Industry Association’s “Above and Beyond Award” – 2009
  • Iberdrola Renewables’ Outside Counsel of the Year Award – 2015

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • NH Energy Summit (Oct. 2016) – Siting Factors Contributing to Increasing Transmission Costs
  • BIA Energy Conference (Dec. 2015) – NH Site Evaluation Committee – Statutory Changes
  • BIA Energy Conference (Dec. 2014) – Legislation Changes Impacting Site Evaluation Committee
  • Suffolk University Law School Energy Conference (April 2014) – “Similarities and Differences in Siting Wind and Transmission Projects”
  • Lakes Region Community College Sustainable Energy Forum (April 2013) “Why Wind”
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