Structuring Virtual Power Purchase Agreements: Limiting Transaction Risks, Regulatory Considerations
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will discuss structuring virtual or financial power purchase agreements (PPAs) for large corporations. The panel will provide guidance on the different factors to consider when structuring virtual PPA transactions, how they compare to physical PPAs, benefits for purchasers, available risk mitigation strategies, and an overview of the shifting regulatory environment impacting these transactions.
- Understanding virtual PPAs
- Overview of PPAs generally
- Comparison to physical PPAs
- A typical transaction cycle
- Regulatory considerations
- Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
- Securities and Exchange Commission
- Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
- Department of Treasury guidance
The panel will review these and other relevant issues:
- What regulatory hurdles exist to successfully closing a virtual PPA transaction?
- What are some of the benefits of a virtual PPA compared to a physical PPA for corporations?
- How can corporate off-takers best mitigate risk in virtual PPAs?
- How are risks evaluated and mitigated?
Mr. Lowder focuses on energy, project finance, and related tax and public financing tools. He has worked with... | Read More
Mr. Lowder focuses on energy, project finance, and related tax and public financing tools. He has worked with utilities, energy project developers, tax equity investors, engineering and construction firms, project site owners, and power purchasers on a variety of renewable-energy and fossil-fuel power projects. He is experienced with such project technologies as solar photovoltaic systems, onshore and offshore wind development, biomass and biofuel projects, coal-fired generation, next-generation nuclear power, and other alternative energy technologies.Close
Frederick M. Lowther
Mr. Lowther devotes his career primarily to the development of large energy and natural resource projects in the U.S.... | Read More
Mr. Lowther devotes his career primarily to the development of large energy and natural resource projects in the U.S. and abroad. He focuses his practice on domestic and international energy, water supply projects and transactions, and general counseling of energy companies in all sectors of the industry. Mr. Lowther’s work on water supply issues involves both structuring projects and litigating over water rights. He also focuses his practice on counseling companies in the energy technology sector.Close