Seth Lucia is of counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Morrison & Foerster. He focuses his practice on energy regulatory, transactional and policy matters.
Seth counsels clients on a wide range of energy issues before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). He advises on all areas of electric utility, power and transmission regulation, including issues arising under the Federal Power Act, the Public Utility Holding Company Act and the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act. Seth assists clients in obtaining FERC authorizations for major energy transactions such as utility mergers and purchases or sales of utility assets. He also advises companies on wholesale power and transmission matters, Independent System Operator (ISO) and Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) rules and market issues, interconnection services and regulatory compliance and training.
Seth negotiates various energy-related agreements including power purchase, generator interconnection, wire-to-wire transmission interconnection and joint dispatch agreements. He leads regulatory diligence in various mergers and acquisition matters of renewable and conventional energy facilities. Seth also participates in litigation and settlement proceedings at FERC, as well as appeals of FERC decisions. His energy experience also includes counseling clients in hydroelectric matters before FERC, including relicensing and license transfer proceedings.
Prior to joining MoFo, Seth was of counsel at an international law firm in its energy and regulatory group. Seth received his J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law and earned his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University. Seth also worked as an associate consultant for a management and engineering consultancy prior to law school where he conducted Phase I environmental due diligence assessments and audits of energy and manufacturing facilities in the United States and Latin America.