Kenneth C. Baldwin

Partner

  • Overview

    Biography

    Ken Baldwin focuses his practice on all aspects of energy, telecommunications and utilities law.  Mr. Baldwin co-chairs the firm’s Environmental and Utilities Practice.

    Facility Siting  

    Mr. Baldwin is one of Connecticut’s leading practitioners in the area of energy, renewable energy and telecommunications facility siting. He appears regularly before the Connecticut Siting Council and Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority in addition to other State administrative agencies and local land use boards related to energy and telecommunication facility siting matters, telecommunications and electric supplier certification proceedings; occupational licensing and renewable energy classification proceedings.

    Mr. Baldwin has been involved in more than 3,500 energy and telecommunications facility siting matters over the last twenty-three years of practice. 

    Energy Regulatory

    Mr. Baldwin appears before State utility regulatory authorities in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire on utility, energy and fuel transmission matters. He counsels utility and energy clients on regulatory compliance matters and appears regularly before the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority on energy compliance matters.

    He has been involved in state and federal litigation on telecommunications and energy-related legal matters and is a member of Robinson+Cole's Coastal Resources Management Center.

    Mr. Baldwin has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Energy Law since 2008 (Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) and has written and spoken extensively on issues related to telecommunications and energy facility siting, as well as on local land use implications related to the utility industry. 

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

        Utilities and Telecommunications

      • Represents Verizon Wireless in regulatory proceedings before the Connecticut Siting Council and municipal agencies in connection with wireless telecommunications facilities.
      • Other Experiences

      • Provided Verizon Wireless with legal support on real estate-related issues.
      • Regulatory counsel for FirstLight Power Resources, whose Waterbury Generation Project consists of an approximately 96-megawatt (MW) generator to be built on a brownfield site on Washington Avenue in the City of Waterbury. This generator is a state-of-the-art combustion turbine manufactured by the General Electric Company that will, during periods of high electric loads, primarily burn natural gas, with ultra low sulfur distillate (similar to kerosene) used as backup fuel.
      • Representation of a telecommunications provider and a pharmaceutical manufacturer in coordinating and monitoring obstruction marking and lighting determinations from the FAA for telecommunications towers and power plant exhaust stacks and in reviewing and interpreting FAA regulations regarding obstruction marking and lighting requirements for those facilities determined to be a potential hazard.
      • Real Estate

      • Represented religious regional leadership before municipal zoning and land-use authority in negotiations over permits for renovations to historic residence used as offices. Local advocacy group strongly opposed project, further complicating negotiations.
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    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      Connecticut Bar Association
      Planning & Zoning Section (1997 - present)
      Energy, Public Utility, and Communications Law Section (1997 - present)

      American Bar Association
      Public Utility, Communications, and Transportation Law Section (1994 - present)

      Federal Communications Bar Association (1998 - present)

      American Planning Association, Connecticut Chapter (1988 - present)

      American Leadership Forum
      Senior Fellow (2003 - present)

      American Water Works Association, Connecticut Section
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Energy Law since 2008 (Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

      Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, "First 100," 2016

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence
      Board of Directors (2016)
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Publications

      Publications

      "Personal Wireless Service Facilities — A Sample Ordinance,"
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      "The Telecommunications Act of 1996 — Developing Caselaw of Towering Proportions," published in Urban Lawyer
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    • Presentations

      Presentations

      "T-Mobile South v. City of Roswell and Other Recent Developments in Cell Tower Siting," webinar, moderator (5/7/2015)

      "Understanding the Legal and Regulatory Dimensions: The laws and regulations that affect ownership, liability, remediation, and land use," "Energy in Connecticut: Demand, Cost and the Environmental Challenges of Siting New Infrastructure," at Connecticut Environmental Forum, panelist (Spring 2006)

    • News

      R+C in the News

      • November 14, 2016

        Ken Baldwin Named to CCADV’s First 100 Plus Class

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      • May 15, 2015

        Environmental and Utility Lawyers Participate in ABA Cell Tower Webinar

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      • August 20, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Lawyer Featured Volunteer in The First Tee of Connecticut

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      • August 12, 2009

        Robinson & Cole Partner Edits Book on Electricity Law and Policy

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      R+C News Releases

      • December 7, 2016

        Ken Baldwin Joins The First Tee of Connecticut Board of Directors

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      • August 15, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017

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      • May 23, 2016

        Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence Appoints Robinson+Cole Lawyer to Board of Directors

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      • February 1, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Forms Sustainability Cross-Practice Team

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      • November 19, 2015

        Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence Recognizes Robinson+Cole

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      • August 18, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016

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      • August 19, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • August 16, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • August 28, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • September 12, 2011

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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