I help clients in the energy and climate sector achieve transactional and regulatory solutions so that their projects can succeed.
As a senior associate, Peter Ross concentrates his practice in energy law, with a focus on renewable generation, energy storage, transmission, renewable fuels, carbon credits, and sustainable development. He 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.
Peter's 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 assists offshore wind and transmission clients in navigating state and federal permitting, as well as participating in business-critical regulatory proceedings. 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.
Prior to joining Foley Hoag, Peter worked as the Director of Policy and Business Development for a national developer, builder, and operator of commercial-scale solar and energy storage systems, and as an energy law fellow at NYU School of Law’s Guarini Center. He has authored various articles on renewable energy incentives, the Federal Power Act, state and federal jurisdiction over electricity markets, and environmental policy.
Peter is a Board Member of the New York Solar Energy Industries Association and has previously served as Chair of NYSEIA’s Policy Committee. He previously practiced as a litigation associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, and clerked for the Honorable John Gleeson in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Based in New York City, he holds a law degree from NYU School of Law and a B.A. from Harvard University.