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Tanner Long Co-Authors Book Chapters on Emerging Legal and Policy Issues for Distributed Generation

September 16, 2020 – Tanner W. Long, an associate with WilliamsMcCarthy LLP, co-authored several chapters of Distributed Generation Law: A Guide to Regulations, Policies, and Programs. Specifically, Long co-authored chapters on Illinois, Hawaii, and Minnesota.

Distributed generation encompasses various developing technologies that generate, store, and distribute energy in locations close to the end user. The transformation of the nation’s electric grid  from a traditional central station model to more dynamic and interconnected system impacts our daily lives in innumerable ways, yet remains hardly noticeable to anyone not looking for it. The recently released  book provides an overview of the emerging legal and policy issues involving the planning, engineering, operations, economics, and governance of distributed generation.


Tanner Long is an associate with WilliamsMcCarthy and focuses his practice on employment and labor law, intellectual property law, and commercial litigation with a particular interest in supporting new and emerging companies and industries including eSports and gaming, renewable energy, cannabis, and others. He can be reached at or 815-987-8956.