Renewable Energy Storage Projects: Financing Options, Deal Structures, Tax Issues, and Regulatory Challenges

Note: CPE credit is not offered on this program

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

Conducted on Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will provide energy counsel guidance on effective methods in financing energy storage projects and overcoming regulatory compliance challenges in deal structures. The panel will discuss key compliance challenges impacting energy storage, effective deal structures for financing and mitigating risks, and key tax considerations in developing and financing energy storage projects.


Energy storage can provide many benefits and play many roles, but it does not always fit neatly into a familiar legal landscape within the energy sector. Counsel must develop a complete understanding of the regulatory challenges, financing options and deal structures to minimize risks along with key tax considerations to ensure the success of an energy storage project.

The continued success of the use 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 the management of electrical systems. This fact has garnered a wave of battery-energy storage project financings and an increase in utility procurement of battery storage projects.

Investors and lenders intending to take advantage of the need for energy storage must be aware of a variety of legal, compliance and tax issues associated with energy storage projects. Counsel must be knowledgeable of the regulatory treatment of battery storage in certain jurisdictions, techniques in structuring deals to minimize risks and other related items with far-reaching implications if not properly considered.

Listen as our panel discusses recent federal and state developments in energy storage, overcoming regulatory compliance challenges, key considerations in structuring transactions relating to the development and financing of energy storage projects, and related tax issues.



  1. Recent developments in energy storage project financing and procurement
  2. Energy storage contract structures and related issues
  3. Tax considerations in energy storage deal structures
  4. Regulatory obstacles and how to avoid them
  5. Best practices for energy storage project compliance


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • Understanding both federal and state regulatory issues of energy storage projects
  • Related issues in the application of energy storage services: transmission, ancillary, distribution, management
  • Negotiating and structuring acquisitions for energy storage projects and key provisions for battery project services and product contacts
  • Procurement of utility-owned battery projects through EPC, BOT and other acquisition structures
  • Grasping key tax issues and mechanisms to avoid unintended tax liability


Boose, Justin
Justin Boose

Troutman Sanders

Mr. Boose is a member of the firm's interdisciplinary Renewable Energy practice. He has considerable...  |  Read More

Hinds, Elliot
Elliot Hinds

Crowell & Moring

Mr. Hinds focuses his practice on corporate and energy matters. He works extensively on M&As, debt financings,...  |  Read More

McAllister, Levi
Levi McAllister

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Mr. McAllister advises clients subject to regulatory oversight in the natural gas, crude oil, natural gas liquids, and...  |  Read More

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