Jessica C. Friedman

Partner

202.298.1895

jcf@vnf.com

Assistant

1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20007
  • Represents major renewable energy developers in complex negotiations with transmission owners and RTOs over generator interconnection service matters, including interconnection study process and timing issues, network upgrade cost allocation, transmission credits, capacity injection rights, development milestones, and phased development of a single interconnection queue position.
  • Represents a developer of offshore wind projects in generator interconnection and transmission service matters (including issues related to development of a new FERC-jurisdictional undersea transmission cable), power purchase negotiations, RTO membership and participation, and federal energy regulatory compliance.
  • Provides special federal regulatory counsel in connection with numerous mergers, acquisitions, sales, and energy project financings: (i) represented an independent power producer in a $1.4 billion sale of a portfolio of 20 renewable generation projects to a private equity fund; (ii) represented a global investment firm in a $2.6 billion divestiture of a major wind developer to a foreign utility company; (iii) represented an independent power producer with a portfolio of qualifying facilities, exempt wholesale generators, and a power marketer in an upstream acquisition by a global investment firm and a subsequent phased divestiture of its projects to a private equity fund; (iv) represented a private equity fund in its acquisition and subsequent disposition of a portfolio of 16 qualifying facilities and exempt wholesale generators with market-based rate authority; (v) represented a major wind energy developer in multiple tax equity transactions, each involving the transfer of certain upstream ownership interests in operating wind projects.
  • Counsels a merchant transmission developer of multiple high voltage direct current transmission lines designed to connect thousands of megawatts of renewable resources to load centers on negotiated rate authority, allocation of capacity pursuant to an open solicitation and bilateral agreements, and alternative tariff structures.