Structuring Proxy Revenue Swaps in Wind Energy Projects

Leveraging a New Financial Product to Mitigate Energy Price Risk and Wind Resource Uncertainty

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

Conducted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Recorded event now available

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to energy counsel on the use of proxy revenue swaps (PRS) in wind energy projects to mitigate uncertainty associated with price and wind resource risk. The panel will give an overview of the product and how it is intended to mitigate risk, as well as examine how the PRS differs from other products in the market and discuss certain key provisions set forth in a PRS.


The PRS helps companies manage the unpredictability of power prices and wind resource by swapping the floating revenues from a wind project for a fixed annual payment.

PRS are long-term trades that are complex and must be carefully structured. Counsel must understand the challenges, realities and expectations when determining whether to use PRS and also in structuring PRS in wind energy projects.

Listen as our authoritative panel of energy attorneys examines the PRS and discusses the key factors the parties should consider when deciding whether to use PRS. The panel will also discuss certain key provisions in a PRS.


  1. Overview of the PRS
  2. Comparison to other products in the market
  3. Key provisions


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What is a PRS?
  • How does a PRS compare to other products in the market?
  • What are key provisions included in a PRS?


Robert Eberhardt, Partner
Chadbourne & Parke, New York

Mr. Eberhardt’s practice focuses on the North American power industry. His clients include investors, lenders and sponsors, and he advises on project financings, investments, development, and project acquisitions and dispositions. Mr. Eberhardt has significant experience with complex financings and other transactions involving wind, solar and natural gas-fired generation projects.

John J. Leonti, Partner
Troutman Sanders, New York and San Francisco

Mr. Leonti helps clients structure, negotiate, document and execute complex financial transactions in the energy sector, including tax equity transactions utilizing partnership and lease structures, debt transactions, and hedge transactions using over-the-counter derivatives (including physical and financial renewable energy hedges). He has acted as counsel to major utilities and their competitive subsidiaries, tax equity investors, independent power producers, renewable energy developers, lenders, investment banks, private investment funds and power marketers.


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