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FERC's Treatment of Generator Leads: A Policy at Cross Purposes with Competition and Renewable Power

This article addresses the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC's) treatment of interconnection facilities for wind, solar and geothermal generators and discusses how the FERC's regulation of developer constructed generator leads is at odds with its policy of promoting a competitive marketplace and promoting clean renewable sources of power.

Richard Lorenzo is Co-Chair of Antitrust & Energy and is based in the Washington, DC, office of Loeb & Loeb LLP. He can be reached at

This article was originally published by Bloomberg Finance L.P in the Vol. 3, No. 4 edition of the Bloomberg Law Reports - Sustainable Energy. Permission for article reprint has been granted.