Bracewell has represented a broad array of independent power producers in the United States and has particular experience representing sponsors, lenders and developers in conventional and renewable independent power projects and integrated water and power projects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Bracewell’s team has been noted by The Legal 500’s Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) as having “significant knowledge” and being “particularly active in the renewable energy sector.” Our power team has worked with numerous independent power producers on financing, siting and permitting issues for the development of power projects, acquisitions and dispositions of generation units and ongoing compliance and enforcement matters for operating facilities.
Recent Notable Matters
Alcoa Power Generating Inc. — sale of four hydroelectric power plants with an aggregate capacity of 215 MW located on the Yadkin River in North Carolina to an affiliate of Cube Hydro Partners, LLC
Arabia Power Company — all aspects of the restructuring of the 1,550 MW Umm Al Nar power and water desalination project in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Calpine Corporation — sale of a 25 percent undivided interest in the 1,038 MW combined cycle Freestone Energy Center to Rayburn Country Electric Cooperative Inc.
Covanta Energy Corporation — FERC and CFTC power regulatory compliance training sessions; compliance reviews; and regulatory and transactional advice related to major mergers/acquisitions, complex power supply arrangements, tolling agreements, energy management agreements, and other commercial arrangements
EDF Energies Nouvelles and Nebras Power Q.S.C. — bid for the 800 MW DEWA Solar Phase III IPP of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, Dubai, UAE
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
Hydro One Limited — $5.3 billion proposed acquisition of Avista Corporation in an all-cash transaction (now terminated)
Independent power developer — joint venture with a global construction and engineering company related to the development of a gas-fired generation facility in Harlingen, TX
NRG Energy, Inc. — residential rooftop solar business with operations across the U.S., including Arizona, California, New Jersey, New York, Texas and Pennsylvania
Optim Energy, LLC — Chapter 11 proceedings, including the $126 million sale in a bankruptcy auction of the 305 MW coal-fired Twin Oaks Plant to a unit of Blackstone Group LP and the confirmation of a plan of reorganization for its other operational power plants
Rockland Capital, LLC — acquisition of 100 percent of the equity interests in Michigan Power LP, LLC, which owns a 125 megawatt natural gas-fired combined cycle cogeneration facility located in Ludington, Michigan, from affiliates of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC
Rockland Capital, LLC — $180 million acquisition of the 625 MW Lee Energy Facility in Dixon, Illinois from Dynegy Inc.
Rockland Power Partners II, LP — sale of a portfolio of more than 1,000 MW of peaking generation units in the PJM Interconnection to Lincoln Power, L.L.C., a subsidiary of Carlyle Power Partners II, L.P.
RW New Energy Ltd. — 280 MW integrated solar combined cycle independent power project at Al Abdaliya, Kuwait
Southern Company — $469 million acquisition of a 90.1% stake in the 257 MW Wake Wind project
Sumitomo Corporation — bid for the 2,400 MW Facility D independent power and water project in Qatar
The lenders in support of Mitsubishi, Chubu and Nebras Power bidding consortium — 1,400 MW Fadhili Combined Heat and Power IPP in Saudi Arabia