Renewable Energy Projects on Federal Land: Regulatory Challenges, PTC and ITC Safe Harbors, Financing, Permitting
Recent IRS Extensions and Guidance, Beginning of Construction Under Sections 45 and 48, Key Issues for Developers and Investors
Note: CPE credit is not offered on this program
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide renewable energy counsel on overcoming challenges in developing renewable energy projects on federal land. The panel will discuss key issues in using federal lands and facilities for solar and wind energy and new IRS extensions and guidance for continuity safe harbors. The panel will also discuss the beginning of construction requirements under Section 45 and 48, assessing and protecting against liability exposure, and other key items to ensure regulatory compliance.
- IRS Notice 2021-5
- Project requirements and compliance challenges
- Beginning of construction
- Physical work test
- Safe harbors
- Financing options and allocation risks
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the key factors to consider before developing renewable energy projects on federal lands?
- What are the key provisions of the recent IRS Notice 2021-5?
- How can developers and investors limit their liability exposure?
- Financing structures for renewable energy projects
- Requirements for qualifying for the ITC and PTC and pitfalls to avoid
- Key issues of the IRS "beginning of construction" guidance
David J. Lazerwitz
Farella Braun + Martel
Mr. Lazerwitz focuses his practice on federal and state environmental and natural resource laws, permitting and land... | Read More
Mr. Lazerwitz focuses his practice on federal and state environmental and natural resource laws, permitting and land use matters. He advises public and private clients on issues arising in the renewable and traditional energy, electrical transmission, manufacturing, water services and agricultural sectors. His compliance and permitting practice focuses on water quality, wetlands, environmental impact analysis, endangered species, hazardous waste and federal public lands issues, and responding to agency inspections and administrative enforcement actions. He has extensive experience in all aspects of project and site development, including overall permitting strategies and securing individual permits and approvals.Close
Durham C. McCormick, Jr.
Mr. McCormick focuses his practice on tax structuring for renewable energy transactions, with a particular emphasis on... | Read More
Mr. McCormick focuses his practice on tax structuring for renewable energy transactions, with a particular emphasis on production tax credits (PTC), investment tax credits (ITC) and Section 1603 Treasury Grants. His renewable energy experience includes project developments, joint ownership arrangements, power purchase agreements, transmission agreements, turbine supply agreements, balance of plant contracts, financings, acquisitions, divestures and operational matters. He also has significant experience representing clients with their mergers and acquisitions, finance ventures, capital raises and general governance.Close
Jon G. Neal
Mr. Neal advises businesses and their owners on a broad range of corporate, partnership and international tax planning... | Read More
Mr. Neal advises businesses and their owners on a broad range of corporate, partnership and international tax planning and transactional matters, including cross-border mergers, joint ventures, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings and financings.Close