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Boris Shkuta’s practice focuses on electric power and transmission regulatory work and energy storage technologies. He also advises clients on matters related to lending, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, and infrastructure and development, primarily in the energy industry.



The George Washington University Law School,
Boston College,

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia





FERC Proposes New Treatment of Fuel Cells Under PURPA

November 24, 2020
Energy Legal Blog®

Comments for FERC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Fuel Cell Energy Output (“NOPR”) are due tomorrow, November 25, 2020...

FERC Proposes Policy Statement Encouraging RTOs/ISOs to Develop Rules Incorporating State Determined Carbon Prices

October 19, 2020
Energy Legal Blog®

On October 15, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or the “Commission”) issued a Proposed Policy Statement regarding carbon pricing in organized wholesale...

FERC Redefines QF Eligibility Requirements

September 8, 2020
Energy Legal Blog®

On September 1, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) issued an order breaking with decades of precedent regarding how it will determine whether a renewable resource is eligible...

FERC Staff Report on High Voltage Transmission Development to Congress

August 18, 2020
Energy Legal Blog®

On Friday, August 7, 2020, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) Staff sent a report to Congress examining the “barriers and opportunities for high voltage transmission.” FERC Staff prepared this report in accordance with the Congressional directive  contained in...

FERC Finalizes Reforms to PURPA Regulations

July 22, 2020
Energy Legal Blog®

On July 16, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) issued Order No. 872, a final rule that the Commission explains is intended to implement its statutory mandate to update rules promulgated pursuant to the Public Utility...

Lucia v. SEC and the status of FERC ALJs

June 26, 2018
Energy Legal Blog®

On June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court held that the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) are “officers of the United States” whose appointments are therefore subject to the Appointments Clause of the Constitution for their...



The George Washington University Law School
Journal of Energy and Environmental Law
Environmental and Energy Law Association, Vice President; 2019 National Energy & Sustainability Moot Court Competition, Best Brief Award; Alternative Dispute Resolution Board
AARP Foundation, Legal Intern (Litigation)
The Nature Conservancy, Bilingual Law Clerk, Legal Team for Latin American and the Caribbean