Richard G. Lorenz

Richard G. Lorenz



Practice Areas


Linfield College, B.A., 1997, magna cum laude

Harvard Law School, J.D., 2000, cum laude

- Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Negotiation Law Review


Richard's peers have selected him for inclusion in Oregon Super Lawyers.

Admitted to Practice

Oregon State Courts

Washington State Courts

United States District Court, District of Oregon

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Professional Experience

Richard Lorenz works on siting and financing power generation projects, drafting power sale and purchase agreements, the acquisition and/or disposition of utility assets, derivative transactions for risk management, dispute resolution, and other general regulatory matters.  Mr. Lorenz has represented clients with respect to a wide variety of energy-related matters, including but not limited to the following recent matters:

Along with Larry Cable, represented the City of Klamath Falls, Oregon in connection with the sale of a 500 MW cogeneration plant for nearly $300 million.

Helped represent the Eugene Water & Electric Board in connection with regulatory proceedings before FERC as well as state and federal litigation arising out of the California Energy Crisis.

Helped advise the Western Generation Agency in connection with the refinancing of more than $50 million in bonds issued for the Wauna Cogeneration Project.

Represented the Public Power Council in connection with with the negotiation of the Residential Exchange Program Settlement Agreement and the BP-12 and REP-12 BPA rate proceedings.

Represented Weyerhaeuser in negotiating a retail power services agreement for the largest single industrial load of any consumer-owned utility in the Pacific Northwest.

Represented EWEB in negotiating multiple retail power service agreements with large retail customers following BPA's implementation of the TRM.

Negotiated multiple pole attachment agreements for Tillamook PUD, Emerald PUD and Hermiston Energy Services.

Represented The City of Cove, Oregon in connection with a PURPA sale from its hydroelectric facility to Idaho Power, including related interconnection, transmission and control area service agreements.

Represented Clatskanie PUD in connection with judicial review of certain BPA final decisions including briefing and oral argument before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. (Listen to recording).

Represented Emerald PUD in connection with AAA arbitration of a disputed provision of a power purchase agreement.

Represented Klamath Water Users Association and the Klamath Water and Power Association in connection with certain energy-related matters including drafting energy-related provisions of the historic Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement.

Represented One PacificCoast Bank in connection with financing multiple renewable energy projects, including a biomass digester, a solar installation and a new hydroelectric facility.

Represented the Northwest Intergovernmental Energy Supply in connection with negotiating wholesale power purchase agreements using the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) standard agreement.

Represented EWEB in connection wtih various risk hedging transactions including a master netting agreement and financial transactions under the International Swap Dealer Association (ISDA) Standard Agreement.

Consulted with legal counsel for the Energy Trust of Oregon on a variety of energy-related issues.

Professional Activities

Member, Oregon State Bar, Energy, Telecom & Utility Law, Environmental & Natural Resources, and Government Law Sections

Member, Oregon City Attorneys Association

Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers

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