Rikaela Greane is an associate and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where she is a member of the firm’s Finance & Financial Institutions Practice and Energy Industry Team. Rikaela advises energy market participants on project finance, development and acquisitions, including for multiple utility-scale projects. She also assists clients with a range of energy project documents, including power purchase agreements, REC agreements and construction contracts.
Rikaela also has significant experience with state and federal energy regulation matters, which she draws on to counsel her clients. Her experience includes traditional electric and natural gas utility rate cases and compliance filings, seeking regulatory approval of transmission line projects and seeking regulatory approval of plant constructions, acquisitions and retirements. Rikaela has also advised retail electric and natural gas suppliers on regulatory applications and compliance.
Rikaela earned her law degree from Vermont Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2017), where she served as an articles editor of Vermont Law Review. She was also a research associate at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, where she researched and published materials on RTO governance practices and community solar development guidelines. Rikaela graduated from St. Olaf College (B.A., 2014), with majors in environmental studies and political science.