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About Boris

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.

Credentials

Education

The George Washington University Law School,
J.D.
2019
Boston College,
B.A.
2014

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Languages

Russian
Spanish

Insights

Insights

FERC Reverses Broadview on Rehearing; Reinstates Focus on Output in Evaluating 80 MW Cap for QFs

March 24, 2021
Energy Legal Blog®

On March 19, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) issued an Order Addressing Arguments Raised on Rehearing and Setting Aside Prior Order in Broadview Solar, LLC, 174 FERC ¶ 61,199 (2021) (“Broadview 2021”).  The order, which...

FERC Directs RTOs and ISOs to File Reports on Hybrid Resources

February 3, 2021
Energy Legal Blog®

On January 19, 2021, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) issued an order directing each Regional Transmission Organization (“RTO”) and Independent System...

FERC Seeks Industry Input on Financial Assurances for Hydro Projects

January 21, 2021
Energy Legal Blog®

On January 19, 2021, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) requesting industry input regarding the scope and necessity of potential financial assurances that it should impose on hydroelectric projects seeking...

FERC Adopts Expanded Definition of Cogeneration QFs to Include Certain Fuel Cell Systems

December 22, 2020
Energy Legal Blog®

On December 17, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) adopted a final rule (“Final Rule”) regarding the potential for certain fuel cell systems to attain qualifying facility (“QF”) status pursuant to Sections 201 and 210 of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, as amended (“PURPA”)...

FERC Offers Limited Clarifications on its PURPA Reform Order

December 2, 2020
Energy Legal Blog®

By a November 19, 2020 Order on Rehearing, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) clarified a discrete set of issues arising from its landmark July 2020 order (“Final Rule”)...

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. In the NOPR, FERC proposes to modify its regulations for qualifying facility (“QF”) status under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of...

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...

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

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