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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

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Conducted on Thursday, November 19, 2020

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This CLE course 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, 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 has not always fit neatly into a familiar legal landscape within the energy sector. Counsel must develop an understanding of the changing energy regulatory landscape, financing options, and deal structures to minimize risks 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 should be knowledgeable of the energy regulatory treatment of energy storage in certain jurisdictions and techniques in structuring deals to minimize risks.

Listen as our panel discusses recent federal and state developments in energy storage, overcoming regulatory compliance challenges, critical 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 federal and state energy regulatory status of energy storage projects
  • Negotiating and diligencing key project contracts
  • Structuring and negotiating financing and investing terms


Bobbish, Donna
Donna J. Bobbish

Shearman & Sterling

Ms. Bobbish focuses on U.S. and international regulation of energy markets, transactions and project development,...  |  Read More

Freedman, Robert
Robert N. Freedman

Shearman & Sterling

Mr. Freedman focuses on finance and development, asset acquisitions and dispositions and complex work-outs and...  |  Read More

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