Olya Petukhova

Special Counsel

Olya Petukhova

Special Counsel

Olya Petukhova is an energy lawyer and special counsel with Foley & Lardner LLP. Her practice focuses on energy regulation issues. She counsels clients and provides regulatory risk analysis in connection with various transactions in the energy industry, including contract negotiation, project development, and regulatory compliance. She has also represented regulated and unregulated clients in energy-related litigation and administrative proceedings before state and federal courts and agencies, such as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Department of Energy, and the New York and Wisconsin Public Service Commissions.

Olya has also represented a variety of clients in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings, including Chapter 11 debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, and indenture trustees. Olya’s complex commercial litigation experience includes commercial contract disputes, employer/employee disputes, trade secret misappropriation claims, and securities and enforcement matters.


  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian.
26 March 2024 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Avantus in Investment from KKR to Support Renewable Energy Development

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal advisor to Avantus in its signing of a definitive agreement by which investment funds and accounts managed by KKR.
25 August 2023 Energy Current

FERC’s Generator Interconnection Reform Order No. 2023

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) unanimously issued its highly anticipated Order No. 2023, which requires many reforms to pro forma interconnection agreements and procedures under Open Access Transmission Tariffs in an attempt to decrease the time in which it takes to move electric generation projects through interconnection queues and bring electric generating facilities online.
22 March 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Serves as Legal Adviser to KeyBank in $225M Financing of Scale Microgrids’ Energy Transition Debt Facility

Foley & Lardner LLP advised KeyBank National Association, in its capacity as Administrative Agent and a lender, as well as KeyBanc Capital Markets and City National Bank, as joint lead arrangers, on a loan to Scale Microgrids for a $225 million first-of-its-kind non-recourse project finance debt facility.
17 June 2021 Press Releases

Foley Advises Greenleaf Power in Securing $36.7M Project Financing from East West Bank

Foley & Lardner LLP acted as legal counsel to Greenleaf Power Consolidated LLC (Greenleaf) in securing $36.7 million in project financing from East West Bank.
05 October 2017 Blogs

FERC Confirms that FPA Section 203 Approval is Not Required for Tax Equity Investment

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) has issued a declaratory order confirming that no approval under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act (“FPA”) is required in connection with the transfer or issuance of passive tax equity interests in public utilities or public utility holding companies.
18 January 2017 Blogs

MISO Updates Interconnection Rules

FERC approved MISO’s proposed changes to its generator interconnection procedure (“GIP”) and generator interconnection agreement (“GIA”), designed to streamline MISO’s interconnection queue process.