Structuring Corporate PPAs for Renewable Energy: Key Contract Provisions and Guidance for Energy Counsel

Critical Buy-Side and Sell-Side Drivers in Negotiations, Financing, Mitigating Risks, Regulatory Challenges

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


Conducted on Wednesday, September 25, 2019

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will provide renewable energy counsel an in-depth analysis of structuring corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs). The panel will provide a complete analysis of key drivers of contract negotiations and deal structuring for both buyers and sellers, recent regulations and challenges, mitigating risks, financing, and best practices for energy counsel.

Description

The emergence of smaller, first-time corporate clean energy buyers has increased the purchase of power directly from independent generators in record amounts through power purchase agreements (PPAs). Corporate PPAs are also being used to finance renewable energy projects with a variety of structures available.

Corporate renewable PPAs offer substantial benefits, but present risks, including price risk, that must be carefully evaluated in advance. Before entering into a corporate PPA, the parties must determine its structure. These complex agreements raise several regulatory, financing, and tax challenges.

Counsel to companies must identify and prepare to overcome regulatory and financing challenges to develop effective PPAs.

Listen as our authoritative panel provides a complete analysis of corporate PPA structures and financing renewable energy projects with corporate PPAs. The panel will also discuss the regulatory, intercreditor, and tax challenges to address with corporate PPAs.

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Outline

  1. Benefits and risks of corporate PPAs
  2. Corporate PPA structures and key considerations
  3. Overcoming regulatory challenges
  4. Financing renewable energy projects with corporate PPAs

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What structures can be used in forming corporate PPAs? What are the challenges of the different structures?
  • How can corporate PPAs be leveraged for financing renewable energy projects?
  • What are the federal and state regulatory challenges and methods to overcome them?
  • What approaches can parties and counsel use to allocate risks and benefits in the long-term contract?

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

Gamache, Caileen
Caileen Kateri (Kat) Gamache

Senior Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright

Ms. Gamache works with project developers, investors, utilities and financial marketers to find solutions to complex...  |  Read More

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