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About Melanie

Melanie Goebel counsels energy clients on a wide range of transactions relating to renewable energy and natural gas matters, including structured commodity and hedging matters, as well as the development of, operation and investment in, energy projects and related businesses. Melanie also represents private equity investors and energy companies in mergers, acquisitions and general corporate matters.

While in law school, Melanie served as judicial intern to Judge David Hittner of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Texas Microgrid, LLC — first-of-its-kind project financing for the construction and operation of a portfolio of distributed microgrids consisting of ultra-clean natural gas-fired generators within ERCOT service territory with up to 232 megawatts of generating capacity

Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners — acquisition of Tidewater Transportation & Terminals, a multi-commodity transportation, terminal, and marine construction and repair company serving the Pacific Northwest, from Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners. Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners was the lead investor of a group consisting of Ullico, funds and accounts under management by BlackRock, Silverfern and certain other co-investors.

Edgemoor-Star America Judicial Partners — preferred bidder on the Howard County Maryland Courthouse P3 project, which achieved financial close in October 2018

AP Energy Holdings Inc and South Field Energy LLC — $1.3 billion project financing and equity arrangements for the construction of the South Field Energy project, a 1,182 megawatt combined-cycle natural gas electric generating facility located near Wellsville, Ohio

NRG Retail LLC — agreement to acquire 100 percent of the membership interests in XOOM Energy Global Holdings, LLC

Holly Energy Partners, L.P. — $250 million acquisition from Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. of the 50 percent and 75 percent interest in Frontier Aspen LLC and SLC Pipeline LLC, respectively, that Holly Energy Partners does not already own

Entergy Louisiana LLC — build-and-sale agreement to acquire the Washington Parish Energy Center, a 361 MW natural gas-fueled electrical generation plant in Bogalusa, Louisiana, from Washington Parish Energy Center One, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Calpine Corporation

Power generating company — analysis of multiple long-term traditional and synthetic power purchase agreements, market rules, and related matters in connection with the acquisition of wind and solar generating facilities under development in various markets

Edgemoor-Star America Judicial Partners — shortlisted consortium bidding on the Howard County Circuit Courthouse PPP project currently under procurement in Maryland

Publications and Speeches

“The Public University’s Right to Prohibit Discrimination,” Houston Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 1369, 2016.

Credentials

Education

University of Houston Law Center,
J.D.
2016
summa cum laude
Texas A&M University, Mays Business School,
B.B.A.
2013
magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

Texas

Affiliations

Houston Bar Association
Houston Young Lawyers Association

News

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

University of Houston Law Center
Houston Law Review
Chief Notes and Comments Editor
University of Houston Law Center
Order of the Coif
University of Houston Law Center
Order of the Barons
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Judicial Intern