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Developing and Financing Wind Energy Projects: Contract Provisions, Protecting Developer and Landowner Interests

Tax Equity Partnerships, Cash Investments, Debt Financing, Regulatory Obstacles, Leases, Turbine Purchases

Note: CPE credit is not offered on this program

Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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This CLE course will provide energy counsel guidance on the legal challenges of financing and building wind energy projects. The panel will discuss a variety of financing options, federal and state regulatory developments and obstacles, negotiating and drafting considerations for leases, and techniques for protecting developer, lender, and landowner rights.


Tax reform, integration of storage solutions and expansion of transmission systems present new challenges for wind energy projects. Developing and financing wind power requires an in-depth analysis of current federal and state regulations, available financing options, and other vital considerations to protect the interests of landowners, investors and developers.

Companies seeking to develop wind energy projects must adhere to state and federal policies, acquire rights in the designated land, and secure permits and financing to move a wind project from development, through construction, and into operation. Failure to successfully navigate any of these challenges can result in a shelved project and potential litigation.

Counsel must consult with and advise their clients on factors that contribute to successful wind power development and financing in addition to securing land rights and overcoming any permitting issues.

Listen as our authoritative panel discusses the best practices for funding and developing wind energy projects, overcoming regulatory issues, structuring leases and other relevant project agreements, and protecting client interests.



  1. Key components of wind energy project development
  2. Recent state regulations
  3. Financing wind power projects
  4. Negotiating and drafting leases and other key agreements
  5. Siting and permitting wind projects and regulatory challenges
  6. Best practices for energy counsel in representing investors, developers and landowners


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • Essential components of wind energy project development
  • Financing wind power: use of special purpose vehicle, tax vs. cash equity, debt financing
  • Wind power leases and other essential agreements and key provisions
  • Siting and permitting wind projects and overcoming regulatory obstacles
  • Recent state regulations and development regarding wind projects


Belval, Paul
Paul N. Belval

Day Pitney

Mr. Belval represents utilities, developers, investors and suppliers in transactions relating to power projects and...  |  Read More

Owen, Christine
Christine Fernandez Owen

Clean Law

Ms. Owen provides legal services to developers, owners, and operators of wind, solar, and energy storage projects. Her...  |  Read More

Wahlberg, Brooke
Brooke M. Marcus


Ms. Wahlberg focuses her practice on various areas of environmental law, including the Endangered Species Act (ESA),...  |  Read More

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