Hybrid Renewable Energy Projects: Deal Structures, Finance, Easements and Other Property Rights

A live 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A


Tuesday, January 11, 2022

1:00pm-2:30pm EST, 10:00am-11:30am PST

(Alert: Event date has changed from 11/23/2021!)

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This CLE webinar will provide energy counsel guidance on the real estate, financing, and regulatory compliance challenges in developing hybrid renewable energy projects. The panel will discuss key compliance challenges in combining energy storage facilities with solar and wind generation or photovoltaic systems and real estate challenges, such as property rights, easements, and resolving prior mortgage issues. The panel will also discuss effective deal structures for financing, tax equity, owner and offtake requirements, and mitigating risks for hybrid renewable energy projects.

Description

The procurement of real estate and energy-related assets to develop hybrid renewable energy projects is rising. It can provide many benefits as states implement procedures and incentives toward clean energy. Counsel must develop a complete understanding of the regulatory challenges, property rights issues, financing options, and deal structures to minimize risks, along with key tax considerations for the development of hybrid renewable energy projects.

The continued success of renewable energy for electrical power depends on the effective management of the variable output of wind, solar, and other alternative energy resources. Storing energy for later use when production is low is an essential element of managing electrical systems. By combining energy storage facilities with solar and wind generation or photovoltaic systems, developers will obtain additional investment tax credits, savings due to shared costs, and increases in the reliability and efficiency of renewable-generated energy. However, these benefits also come with specific regulatory and legal challenges.

Developers, investors, and lenders intending to take advantage of energy storage must be aware of various legal, compliance, and tax issues associated with hybrid renewable energy projects. Counsel must know the regulatory treatment of hybrid energy projects in certain jurisdictions, techniques in structuring deals to minimize risks, handling property rights issues and easements, and other related items with far-reaching implications if not adequately considered.

Listen as our panel discusses key compliance challenges in combining energy storage facilities with solar and wind generation or photovoltaic systems, handling real estate issues, effective deal structures, and mitigating risks for hybrid renewable energy projects.

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Outline

  1. Recent developments hybrid renewable energy
  2. Regulatory obstacles and methods to avoid them
  3. Property rights and other real estate challenges
  4. Deal structures and related issues
  5. Best practices for hybrid renewable energy compliance

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • Understanding regulatory issues of hybrid renewable energy projects
  • Negotiating and structuring deals for the development of hybrid energy projects and key provisions
  • Common real estate and property rights obstacles and methods to avoid them
  • Grasping key tax issues and mechanisms to avoid unintended tax liability

Faculty

Deatherage, Scott
Scott D. Deatherage

Founder
S Deatherage Law

Over the last 30 years of his career, Mr. Deatherage has focused his practice on energy, environment, water, and...  |  Read More

Bonovich, Matthew
Matthew Bonovich

Partner
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

Mr. Bobovich has been working on energy transactions for over a decade, with particular experience in renewables....  |  Read More

Roman, Joy
Joy Mason Roman

Associate General Counsel
Invenergy

Ms. Roman is a renewable energy professional and real estate attorney (leasing, acquisitions, dispositions,...  |  Read More

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