Natasha Gianvecchio is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office and a member of the Energy Regulatory & Markets Practice and the Project Development & Finance Practice.
Ms. Gianvecchio’s practice concentrates primarily on the regulatory and energy market developments that impact a variety of clients in the electric and natural gas industries in the United States, including independent power producers, power marketers, electric utilities, natural gas companies, and financial institutions.
Her experience encompasses a broad range of issues under the Federal Power Act (FPA), Energy Policy Act, Public Utility Holding Company Act (PUHCA), the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA), various other federal and state energy statutes, and regulations and regional energy market rules affecting the domestic energy industry.
Ms. Gianvecchio represents owners, operators, lenders, and investors in the energy industry before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Department of Energy (DOE). Ms. Gianvecchio regularly represents clients on matters related to the following:
- Development of, implementation of and compliance with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rules and regulations including under the Federal Power Act (FPA), Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005 (PUHCA) and, including with respect to:
- FPA Section 203 approvals for mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations of energy companies and assets
- FPA Section 205 rates and compliance, including market-based rate authority
- PUHCA, including qualifying facility (QF) and exempt wholesale generator (EWG) issues
- Development of, implementation of and compliance with competitive wholesale energy market rules in the energy markets in New England (ISO-NE), New York (NYISO), the Mid-Atlantic (PJM), the Midwest (MISO), California (CAISO), and the Southwest (SPP)
- Drafting and negotiation of energy trading and power sale agreements using bespoke agreements as well as standard electric, gas, and financial hedging master agreements, including ISDA, EEI, WSPP, and NAESB
- Administrative litigation, settlement, and enforcement matters related to all aspects of the energy industry.
Ms. Gianvecchio also advises lenders and investors on the regulatory risks associated with the financing and acquisition of debt and equity interests in electric and gas assets.
Ms. Gianvecchio is a member of the Energy Bar Association.
Co-author, “FERC Compliance and Enforcement Developments Affecting the Energy Industry,” Regulation of the Gas Industry, LexisNexis, 2018-2019
- Co-author, “What FERC Can – And Cannot – Do Without A Quorum,” Law360, February 2017
- Co-author, chapter on USA Energy Markets and Regulation, “The Energy and Markets Review,” Law Business Research Ltd. (Annual Publication), 2012-2019
- FERC Sheds Light on the Meaning of Control and the Importance of Mitigation
- Co-author, “All RECs Are Local: How In-State Generation Requirements Adversely Affect Development of a Robust REC Market,” The Electricity Journal, Vol. 24, Issue 4, May 2011
- Recent FERC Actions Indicate Significant Changes in Regional Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation
- D.C. Circuit Questions FERC’s Jurisdiction to Establish Pricing Policy for Station Power