Renewable Energy Projects: Negotiating Power Purchase Agreements
Structuring Terms To Meet State and Federal Renewable Power Standards
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide guidance for counsel to companies involved in renewable energy projects to identify and understand the critical terms and to effectively negotiate and structure power purchase agreements (PPAs).
- Key provisions of a PPA
- Green attributes (RECs & ZECs)
- Compliance with RPS
- Power production
- Facility ownership
- Environmental credits
- Tax ownership
- Transmission & interconnection
- Ancillary services
- Corporate provisions (e.g., contract for differences)
- Key terms
- For buyer
- For seller
- PPAs for different renewables
- Strategies for negotiation
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the critical provisions of PPAs for buyers—and for sellers?
- What are the features of different types of renewable energy that must be considered when negotiating the PPA?
- How do “corporate” PPAs (including contracts for differences) differ from traditional PPAs?
- What approaches can parties and counsel use to allocate risks and benefits in the long-term contract?
Eric L. Christensen
Cairncross & Hempelmann
Mr. Christensen is one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading energy and natural resources attorneys. His practice... | Read More
Mr. Christensen is one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading energy and natural resources attorneys. His practice focuses on assisting both emerging energy and clean tech companies and traditional energy companies navigate the complex legal and regulatory systems governing the nation’s energy industry. With more than 27 years of experience, Mr. Christensen has successfully represented clients in complex litigation and regulatory matters, ranging from the U.S. Supreme Court to major proceedings before federal and state agencies. In addition, he has successfully guided clients through major transactions involving, for example, renewable and traditional energy facilities, complex energy and derivatives trades, brownfields redevelopment, engineering and construction services, early-stage and traditional financing, risk management, and government grants and tax incentives.Close
Latham & Watkins
Ms. Gianvecchio’s practice concentrates primarily on the regulatory and energy market developments that impact a... | Read More
Ms. Gianvecchio’s practice concentrates primarily on the regulatory and energy market developments that impact a variety of clients in the electric and natural gas industries in the U.S., including independent power producers, power marketers, electric utilities, natural gas companies and financial institutions. She regularly represents energy industry clients on matters related to the development, implementation and compliance with FERC rules, and drafting and negotiating project agreements in association with the development, restructuring and commercialization of energy facilities.Close
Mr. Lowder focuses on energy, project finance, and related tax and public financing tools. He has worked with... | Read More
Mr. Lowder focuses on energy, project finance, and related tax and public financing tools. He has worked with utilities, energy project developers, tax equity investors, engineering and construction firms, project site owners, and power purchasers on a variety of renewable-energy and fossil-fuel power projects. He is experienced with such project technologies as solar photovoltaic systems, onshore and offshore wind development, biomass and biofuel projects, coal-fired generation, next-generation nuclear power, and other alternative energy technologies.Close