Peter Ross

Associate - New York

Peter Ross
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Peter concentrates his practice in energy law, with a focus on renewable generation, energy storage and sustainable development. Peter has a deep understanding of the risks and opportunities associated with project development, regularly advising clients in the energy sector at every stage of a project's lifecycle, from initial conception to successful litigation. His practice includes drafting and negotiating project agreements for solar, wind, and energy storage projects, including power purchase and other offtake agreements, community solar management and subscription agreements, and energy storage service agreements. He also conducts regulatory and interconnection due diligence in relation to solar, wind, and energy storage project sales and acquisitions, including analysis of relevant wholesale and retail market tariffs. He advocates in state and federal court, and has drafted multiple petitions, comments, and advocacy letters to public utility commissions and public authorities on renewable energy and transmission policy matters.        

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Education:

  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2011
  • Harvard University, B.A., 2006

Languages:

English

Representative Experience

  • Advised Maryland Public Service Commission Staff on updating the Commission’s offshore wind regulations, including to comply with the Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2019.*
  • Conducted buyer-side due diligence in connection with the purchase of three utility-scale wind projects in New York State, and advised with respect to offtake and interconnection agreements for those projects.*
  • Negotiated utility-scale solar power purchase agreements in connection with a New York Power Authority RFP submission.*
  • Negotiated utility-scale solar REC purchase agreements in connection with a NYSERDA RFP submission.*
  • Negotiated multiple utility contracts on behalf of an energy efficiency financing company pursuing a first-of-its-kind business model.*
  • Drafted comments before the New York Public Service Commission on behalf of a group of community solar companies regarding a utility consolidated billing proposal in New York's community distributed generation program.*
  • Drafted comments on behalf of a transmission developer seeking changes to New York's Clean Energy Standard regulations.*
  • Negotiated energy storage service agreements on behalf of developers seeking to build and operate utility-scale energy storage projects.*

 * Denotes representations handled by Mr. Ross prior to joining Foley Hoag, LLP. 

Professional Experience

  • Law Clerk, Chambers of the Honorable John Gleeson, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, New York, NY.
  • Director of Policy & Business Development, Northeast, Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., New York, NY.
  • Energy Law and Policy Fellow, NYU School of Law, Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy, and Land Use Law, New York, NY.
 

Involvement

  • New York City Bar Association, Energy Committee
  • Solar & Storage Finance Summit USA, Moderator, Panel: What’s On The Horizon For US Policy – Will We See An Extension Of The ITC? (Nov. 2020)
  • Solar & Storage Finance Summit USA, Moderator, Panel: Examining the Outlook for Community Solar in 2021 (Nov. 2020)
  • National Association for Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability Management, 2020 Webinar Series, Presenter, Effectively Incorporating Sustainability Into Your Business: Renewable Energy, Efficiency Procurement and ESG Investing in a Shifting Policy Landscape (June 11, 2020)
  • Air & Waste Management Association, Niagara Frontier Section, Annual Seminar 2020, Speaker, Energy Siting and Regulatory Considerations (Jan. 2020)
 
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Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York