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Our large power team is a global leader on projects involving the full spectrum of the renewable-energy and clean-technology sector. Our engagements include wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric and pump-storage generating facilities as well as emerging technologies such as battery storage, flywheel storage, carbon capture and electric vehicles. Our deep understanding of the power and renewable product markets across the country (including the operational rules and requirements in each of the ISOs and RTOs) allows us to structure and advise clients on cutting-edge offtake and hedging arrangements for wind and solar projects.  We also engage in legislative and administrative advocacy in the renewable energy sector, both at the federal and state level. Our work on behalf of clients in the United States, Middle East, Europe and Africa have been consistently recognized and noted by both domestic and international publications including Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC and S&P Global Platts.

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Recent Notable Matters

Affiliate of Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners — joint venture with 8minutenergy Renewables, LLC and J.P. Morgan Asset Management to provide over $200 million in equity capital to support the company’s 10.7 gigawatts pipeline of utility solar and storage projects

Alcazar Energy Partners — acquisition, development and project financing of the 84 MW Al Rajef Wind Project in Jordan being procured pursuant to Jordan’s renewable energy program, which achieved successful financial close in November 2016

Alcazar Energy Partners — 50 MW wind and 50 MW solar project in Round 1 of Egypt’s renewable feed-in tariff programme

Alcazar Energy Partners — all aspects of the establishment of a renewable energy investment company in Dubai and the completion of their first round of funding with the International Finance Corporation, Mubadala Infrastructure Partners Limited, Dash Ventures and Alcazar Renewable Energy as shareholders

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 One For Clean Energy Investments (a project company formed by Hanwha Engineering & Construction Corporation, Ennera Energy and Arabia Trading and Consulting Company) — project development and financing of the Arabia One project, one of seven solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Jordan (called the “Seven Sisters”) procured in Round 1 of Jordan’s renewable energy program; named “Middle East Renewable Deal of the Year, 2014” and “Middle East Overall Project of the Year, 2014” by IJGlobal Middle East

Basalt Infrastructure Partners II LP — acquisition of Detroit Renewable Energy LLC, an integrated renewable energy system comprised of Detroit Thermal, Detroit Renewable Power and Hamtramck Energy Services

Diamond Generating Europe, Ltd. (Mitsubishi Corporation’s 100% subsidiary), Qatar-based Nebras Power Q.S.C. and the Kawar Group from Jordan — project development and financing of the 52.5 MW Shams Ma’an Solar Photovoltaic Project procured in Round 1 of Jordan’s renewable energy program

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

First Reserve Corporation — long term hedge arrangement to enable the acquisition and financing of the 298 MW Kingfisher Wind Project located in Oklahoma; named “Commodities Deal of the Year” at the 2015 Commodity Business Awards, “2015 Financial Deal of the Year” at the Platt s Global Energy Awards and “Deal of the Year” at the 2016 Energy Risk Awards

First Solar, Inc. — 20-year power purchase agreement with Austin Energy to sell power and environmental attributes from a 119 MW solar farm to be constructed in Texas

Foreign Power and water company — investment in an approximately 200 MW wind farm located in the Midwest

Great Plains Energy Incorporated — revised stock-for-stock merger of equals transaction with Westar Energy, Inc., creating a company with a combined equity value of approximately $14 billion, and with nearly 13,000 MW of generation capacity and more than 51,000 miles of distribution lines

Hydro One Limited — $$5.3 billion proposed acquisition of Avista Corporation in an all-cash transaction (now terminated)

NRG and Saudi Oger — bid for the DEWA Solar IPP 100 MW Phase II of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, Dubai, U.A.E.

NRG Energy, Inc. — agreement with Unilever, a leading consumer goods company, for NRG to sell 80 percent of the power from NRG's Langford Wind Farm, in order to support Unilever's pledge to move to 100 percent clean power use by 2020

Pattern Energy Group LP — project secured hedge, together with a power purchase agreement with Walmart, enabled the debt and tax equity financing of the 200 MW Logan's Gap wind farm

Private equity firm — acquisition of an 18 MW biomass-fueled generating facility in Georgia from a renewable energy and sustainable technology investment firm

Recurrent Energy, LLC — secured hedges for multiple utility scale solar facilities located in California

RWE Innogy — advising in respect of the Sweihan 350 MW solar IPP in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Statoil — U.S. offshore wind activities, including the proposed development a windfarm offshore of New York (ongoing)

Vestas Wind Systems A/S — 300 MW Lake Turkana wind project, one of the largest onshore wind farm development in Africa and the largest single-private investment in Kenya’s history; awarded “African Renewables Deal of the Year 2014” by Project Finance International and the “African Renewables Deal of the Year 2014” by IJ Global Europe and Africa Awards

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Corporate Procurement of Renewable Energy

May 10, 2018

On May 10, 2018, Partner Jessica Adkins and Associate Paul McBride gave the following presentation at the May luncheon for the Houston chapter of the Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA). Their presentation focused on corporate purchasers as the driving force for the development of new renewable energy projects and key offtake structures available to generators when working with these corporate counterparties.

Doubling Down on Bid Compliance

May 8, 2018

On May 8, 2018, Senior Counsel Simon Stevens gave the following presentation at the Middle East Solar Industry Association’s (MESIA) Solar Industry Briefing & Networking event in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. His presentation examines a case study for bid compliance within Saudi Arabia.

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