Areas of expertise: Energy; Smart Grid; Demand Response; Energy Storage; Time Variant Pricing and Rates; Energy Resiliency
Michael Panfil is an attorney for the EDF Clean Energy Program whose work includes federal, state, and regulatory efforts across the country to design a more environmentally friendly, economic, and efficient electric system. Michael also engages on efforts to reduce emissions throughout the United States by advocating for the deployment of smarter technology, improved design standards, and sustainable practices.
Michael principally focuses on issues before and involving the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC), including EPSA v. FERC, Order 745, demand response, and the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. He is also actively engaged in matters before and involving regional ISO/RTOs, as well as state public utility commissions in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. Michael’s previous engagements include advocating for demand response, smart grid technologies, and time-variant pricing enhancements in California and New York.
Michael has principally focused on issues in California, New York, and New Jersey, including defending California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Program (AB 32), advocating for smart grid and time variant pricing enhancements in New York, and promoting energy storage in New Jersey. He is admitted to the New York State Bar and member of the New York City Bar Association, Environmental Law Committee.
- J.D. Columbia Law School, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
- B.A. College of Wooster, Magna cum laude
Energy Efficiency in New York City: Developments in the City’s Building Codes. New York County Lawyers’ Assn., 2012; Michael Gerrard (Editor). The Law of Clean Energy. ABA, 2011. (Contributor to fifty-state survey); Renewable Portfolio Standards. Chicago-Kent Journal of Environmental & Energy Law, 2011; Nat’l Environmental Policy Act: OCS Oil & Gas Exploration & Development. White House, 2010. (Preparer).