Ryan Hurley is the head of the Renewable Energy Policy and Research Department at RLG and co-chair of RLG’s Medical Marijuana practice group and concentrates his practice in the areas of renewable and alternative energy, water law and land use and zoning. He assists renewable energy clients with a variety of issues from entity planning, power purchase negotiations, and various regulatory and compliance issues. Mr. Hurley assists with all stages of development including site location and acquisition, entitlements, acquisition of water rights, assured water supply issues, permitting and securing financing. Ryan has also worked with various utilities on issues ranging from ACC regulation and CEC line-siting, ADEQ and ADWR compliance to commercial water transactions.
Mr. Hurley is a member of the Urban Land Institute as well as a member of the American Solar Energy Society, and was recently elected to be Vice President of the Arizona Solar Energy Industry Association, chair of the Pinal Partnership Renewable Energy Committee, and a regular panelist with the Arizona Solar Power Society where he presents on the complexities of solar energy law ranging from utility-scale projects to rooftop Power Purchase Agreements. He was recently added to the Board of Director of the Valley Youth Theater. Mr. Hurley earned his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, and his J.D. in 2005, from The University of Arizona.