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Peter Matt

Senior Counsel

Washington, D.C.
202 585 6971 202 585 6971 direct

A successful negotiator and litigator, Peter is well-versed in the broad range of issues affecting the electric utility industry.

Whether they are engineers, financial officers, power supply planners or utility consultants, Peter's clients appreciate his ability to provide the most efficient and creative solutions to their business concerns based on deep understanding of their business and industry knowledge.

A seasoned practitioner, Peter has frequently represented investor-owned utilities, municipal and cooperative utilities, independent generators and industry trade organizations before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), state regulatory commissions and federal courts. He counsels his clients on the full spectrum of energy-related issues concerning rates, power supply issues, contract negotiations and open-access transmission tariffs.

Peter's practice extends to handling antitrust litigation involving transmission access, interconnection and coordination access and rates and retail competition. He has represented clients before Congress and has also participated on a state restructuring task force committee.

Peter is a recognized industry leader in matters involving generator interconnections. He served as lead counsel for transmission owners in the negotiations that led to the FERC's Order Nos. 2003 and 2006 regarding interconnection procedures and standard agreements for both large and small generators. Peter has also worked with both generator and transmission owners on generator interconnection issues. Recently, he helped clients develop innovative interconnection procedures that align with intermittent renewable energy resources.

Peter speaks frequently on issues facing the electric utility industry, including FERC jurisdiction, generator interconnections and the Public Utilities Policy Act of 1978, focusing on questions regarding Qualifying Facilities and issues concerning renewable energy resources. He has also served on the faculty of the Edison Electric Institute Transmission School.

Representative Matters

Served as lead Counsel for Transmission Providers, including both investor-owned and publically-owned transmission systems in negotiations resulting in the FERC's Large and Small Generator Interconnection Procedures and Agreement, Order Nos. 2003 and 2006

Worked with large generation and transmission cooperatives; played instrumental role in developing innovative interconnection procedures and negotiated an agreement to address interconnection queue issues

Successfully represented a utility in negotiating the settlement of a complaint filed at the FERC by an independent generator claiming improper management of generator interconnection queue and antitrust issues

Successfully negotiated dismissal of a complaint concerning avoided cost issues before state public utilities commission for a rural electric cooperative

Represented the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, American Public Power Association and Edison Electric Institute in a Small Generator Rulemaking proceeding before the FERC