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Testimony on solar regulatory issues before South Carolina Public Service Commission
On behalf of Solar power industry association, provided testimony on legal issues related to PURPA and solar development in allowable ex parte more Featured
Finance transaction for a leading European financial services company
Represented a leading European financial services company in connection with a €140 million sale and lease back connected to a Swedish power more
Environmental and redevelopment issues for Georgia-based utility
Assisted major utility in dealing with environmental and redevelopment issues related to legacy energy generation sites throughout Georgia and more
Tax issues relating to biodiesel blending and exporting for largest fuel suppliers in the United Kingdom
Represented one of the largest fuel suppliers in the United Kingdom with complex federal and state tax issues related to its biodiesel blending and more
Conversion of power plant to renewable energy facility
Served as environmental counsel during renewable energy developer's conversion of coal-fired power plant to biomass combustion. more
Energy advice to a Swedish governmental body
Represented a Swedish governmental body on regulation of use of electricity grid.  The firm also negotiated with several industrial partners, more
Project finance of a biojet manufacturing facility
Representing Mexican biojet developer in the project financing of a $160M biojet manufacturing facility in New York. more
Project financing of $150M sugarcane-to-fuel ethanol facility
Representing a biofuels manufacturer in the project financing of a $150M sugarcane-to-fuel ethanol facility in Puerto Rico. more
Project finance of multiple solar power facilities
Representing a solar power construction company in the project financing of three 2MW to 5MW solar power facilities in Maryland. more
Project finance of a waste-to-biogas manufacturing facility
Representing biogas developer in the project financing of a $47M waste-to-biogas manufacturing facility in North Carolina. more
Project finance of a $750M mixed alcohol project manufacturing facility
Representing a biofuels developer in the project financing of a 120M gallon/year-$750M mixed alcohol project manufacturing facility in Virginia. more
Project finance of a renewable diesel manufacturing facility
Representing renewable diesel manufacturer in the project financing of a $150M renewable diesel manufacturing facility in California. more
Project finance of a $350M biojet manufacturing facility using USDA loan guarantee
Representing a biojet manufacturer in the project financing of a $350M biojet manufacturing facility in Oregon using a USDA loan guarantee. more
Project finance of a $350M biojet manufacturing facility
Representing a biojet manufacturer in the project financing of a $350M biojet manufacturing facility in Mississippi. more
Project finance for advanced biofuels developer
Representing advanced biofuels developer in $250 million project financing using USDA loan guarantee in North Carolina. more
Development and sale of solar facility
Represented early stage developer in development and sale of 20.8 MW and 26 MW solar facility. more
Project financing of multiple solar power projects in Puerto Rico
Representing solar power developer in the project financing of eight solar power projects in Puerto Rico at 10-15MW per facility. more
Project financing of multiple sugarcane-to-methanol facilities in Brazil and Australia
Representing a renewable fuel developer in the project financing of multiple sugarcane-to-methanol facilities in Brazil and Australia at $110M each. more
Project finance of a pumped hydro-storage power facility
Representing an energy developer in the project financing of a 2,000 MW/$3.5B pumped hydro-storage power facility in Arizona. more
Project financing of portfolio of 200MW of solar projects throughout Appalachia
Representing solar developer in the project financing of a portfolio of approximately 200MW of solar projects at a range of 500kW to 2MW per project more
Project finance of multiple BioCNG projects
Representing a biogas developer in the project financing of three BioCNG projects in Colorado at $3-5M each using USDA guarantees. more
Acquisition and project finance of a biorefinery for expansion of renewable fuel manufacturing facility
Representing company in the $8M acquisition of a biorefinery in Florida to then project finance into an expanded renewable fuel manufacturing more
Project finance of multiple biomass-to-power projects for biogas developer
Representing a biogas developer in the project financing of two $30M biomass-to-power projects in North Carolina and Rhode Island. more
Project Finance
Formation of a renewable power and energy efficiency infrastructure fund. more
Private Equity and Infrastructure Development
Represented private equity and infrastructure investor in structure and development project. more
Development and project finance of a geothermal project in California
Represented a developer of proprietary clean oil and gas extraction technology in the development and project financing of a 100 MW geothermal more
Development and project finance of multiple solar power projects throughout Appalachia
Representing a solar business in the development and project financing of several solar power projects throughout Appalachia using USDA loan more
Counsel to an international management, engineering, and development consultancy regarding solar power project financings in the U.S.
Providing counsel to an international management, engineering, and development consultancy regarding solar power project financings in the U.S. more
Closing of a biopower project financing in New York
Represented a biomass refinery in the closing of a 2.5 MW biopower project financing in New York. more
Representation of a biofuel company in connection with a biopower project financing
Representing a biofuel company in a 24 MW biopower project financing in Mississippi. more
Project finance of electric energy battery storage projects
Representing energy storage manufacturer on $240 million project financing of electric energy battery storage projects using U.S. DOE loan guarantees  more
Multiple project financings of a green diesel refinery for renewable diesel manufacturer
Representing renewable diesel manufacturer in two projects at $200 million each for project financing of a green diesel refinery using a USDA loan more
Financing of a natural gas-to-jet fuel manufacturing facility in Texas
Representing a biojet manufacturer in the financing of a 6000 BBL/D train of a to be constructed 330,000 BBL/D natural gas-to-jet fuel manufacturing more
Financing of a bio crudeoil manufacturing facility in Georgia
Representing a bio crudeoil manufacturer in the financing of a $200M bio crudeoil manufacturing facility in Georgia using a US Department of more
Development and financing of a 20MW solar facility
Assisted client with all aspects of developing and financing a 20MW solar facility in northeastern North Carolina, including joint venture agreement more
Project financings of biogas, fertilizer, and water treatment
Representing biogas developer on $210 million biogas, fertilizer, and water treatment project financings with USDA loan guarantees in New Mexico. more
Renewable Energy Project Consultation
Local counsel representation for international renewable energy developer in purchase of portfolio of eight solar projects in North Carolina, more
Evaluation of proposals for energy storage systems
Advised SunEdison on evaluation of technical and commercial proposals involving energy storage systems. more
Energy Storage Agreement on behalf of Convergent Energy and Power
Advised and negotiated Energy Storage Agreement on behalf of Convergent Energy and Power across from Pacific Gas and Electric for successful energy more
Regulatory proceeding
Currently represent renewable industry advocacy organization in biennial avoided cost proceeding before the North Carolina Utilities Commission. more
PURPA dispute between solar developer and electric utility
Successfully represented solar developer in litigation with electric utility concerning the utility’s obligation under PURPA to purchase energy from more
Project Development and Finance – Heavy Crude Oil Upgrades - Astonia
Representing manufacturer in the development and finance of heavy crude oil upgrades unit Tallinn, Astonia. more
Anaerobic Biomass
Representing anaerobic biomass to electricity project of 15MW in New Mexico. more
Project Development and Finance – Heavy Crude Oil Upgrades - Venezuela
Representing manufacturer in the development and finance of heavy crude oil upgrades unit Caracas, Venezuela. more
Regulatory Approvals
Assist renewable energy project developers in obtaining required regulatory approvals, including representation in administrative hearings where more
Renewable Energy Tax Structuring
Represent project developers and investors in connection with federal and state tax equity investments. more
Series of windfarm project financings in the U.S.
Representing a leading provider of distributed wind energy solutions on a series of windfarm project financings of more than 100 MW in the U.S., more
Project finance of a pumped hydroelectric in-front-of-the-meter energy storage project
Representing a pumped storage facility in a 2200 MW project financing of a pumped hydroelectric in-front-of-the-meter energy storage project in more
Closing of a biopower project financing in Florida as part of a cellulosic biorefinery
Represented a leading bioenergy company in the closing of a 6 MW biopower project financing in Florida as part of a cellulosic biorefinery financed more
Multiple behind-the-meter energy storage project financings
Representing a U.S. energy storage solutions developer and manufacturer with 10 behind-the-meter energy storage project financings in California as more
Development and project finance of multiple geothermal power projects for the sale of power to one or more data centers
Represented an energy company in the development and project financing of multiple geothermal power projects in Texas and Nevada for the sale of more
Closing of a biopower project financing in Kansas as part of a cellulosic biorefinery
Represented a global biotech ethanol company in the closing of a 26 MW biopower project financing in Kansas as part of a cellulosic biorefinery more
Multiple solar power project financings in Puerto Rico
Representing a developer of renewable energy projects with eight solar power project financings of approximately 150 MW in Puerto Rico, using direct more
Representation of an international Independent Power Producer (IPP) in connection with multiple biopower project financings
Representing an international Independent Power Producer (IPP) with a 5.2 MW biopower project financing in North Carolina and a 3.2 MW biopower more
Compliance counsel to Solar City
Advised Solar City on evaluation and compliance under various Federal and State innovative technology cooperation agreements and cost share grants. more
Energy Storage Fund Formation
Represent managers in the formation of a $100 million private equity fund for acquisition of energy storage projects. more
Regulatory Proceeding
Currently represent renewable industry advocacy organization in biennial avoided cost proceeding before the North Carolina Utilities Commission. more
Purchase and sale of renewable energy facilities
Represent numerous buyers and sellers of renewable energy projects in purchase and sale transactions. more
Commercial and Industrial Renewable Energy Project Development and Procurement
Have represented a number of commercial and industrial clients in the development of renewable energy projects or the purchase of renewable energy more
Advising Manufacturer of Renewable Energy Battery Storage Systems
Advising developer of Renewable Energy Battery Storage Systems in negotiation of energy storage agreements in connection with the California energy more
Project Development and Finance
Advising developer in all aspects of project development and finance for $160M innovative municipal solid waste-to-advanced bio-oil facility in more
Natural Gas-To-Liquid Financing and Development – Texas *
Development and equity financing of a first of kind natural gas-to-liquid petroleum brownfield construction project. Conducted due diligence and more
Sale of Oil Upgrade Units - China
Representing manufacturer in the sale of 50 heavy oil upgrade units to a major Chinese oil company. more
Project Development and Finance
Advising developer in all aspects of project development and finance for an innovative biomass to advanced biofuels project in North Carolina and more
Sale of Oil Upgrade Units - Texas
Representing manufacturer in the sale of 50 heavy oil upgrade units to a major Mexican oil company. more
Advising Manufacturer of Renewable Power System
Negotiate licensing agreements and technology agreements for manufacturer of battery storage systems. more
Due Diligence Project
Advise leading global commodities firm in the due diligence and potential equity investment in natural gas-to-liquid fuels project in the U.S. more
Power and Renewable Energy Certificate Purchase Agreements
Have negotiated dozens of PPA and REC agreements on behalf of renewable energy project developers for projects totaling more than 300 MW of capacity. more
Dispute Resolution
Have assisted several renewable energy project developers in resolving disputes arising under power purchase and joint venture agreements. more
Renewable energy project consultation
Local counsel representation for international renewable energy developer in purchase of portfolio of eight solar projects in North Carolina, more
Advise for leading zero emissions electric bus company
Advise on variety of financing, legal/regulatory, DC policy developments and related. Lease financing of electric buses, raising financing at more
Representation in connection with the development and financing of a $335 million financing for a 541 MW power plant in Baja California, Mexico
Represented ABB Energy Ventures and Nissho Iwai Corporation (now Sojitz Corporation) sponsors in connection with the development and financing of a more
Development and project finance of a renewable natural gas-to-biopower project
Representing a biogas plant owner/operator in the development and project financing of an 18 MW renewable natural gas-to-biopower project as part of more
Project Development and Finance
Assisted client with all aspects of developing and financing a 20MW solar facility in northeastern North Carolina, including joint venture agreement more
Project development and finance for Green Cloud Data Parks Co.
Advised Green Cloud Data Parks Co., a Nevada corporation, for the purchase of land and hydroelectric power from Trinity Public Utilities Company, a more
Project Finance
Formation of a renewable power and energy efficiency infrastructure fund. more
USDOE Loan Guarantee
Representing a developer in a $8B natural gas-to-jet fuel project using a USDOE Loan Guarantee in Texas. more
Acquisition of a portfolio of renewable power projects
Acquisition of a portfolio of renewable power projects including solar thermal, solar electric, distributive generation projects. more
Structure and Development of Hybrid Energy
Represent developer in structuring and development of hybrid distributed energy resource projects. more
Project Development and Finance
Project Development and Finance using USDA rural utility service loans for 120MW of solar power units in Puerto Rico. more
Project Development and Finance
Advising developer in all aspects of project development and finance for innovative algae to ethanol biofuels project in Florida using a DOE loan more
Renewable energy certification for biomass company
Obtained state Utility Commission's approval of refuse-derived fuel and synthesis gas as certified renewable energy resources. more
Renewable power and biofuels grants and energy loan award transactions for energy companies *
Represented more than 15 U.S. and European energy companies in renewable power and advanced biofuels grants and energy loan guarantee award more
Qualification of a renewable gasoline fuel and feedstock pathways *
Represented a U.S. advanced biofuel client in the qualification of new fuel and feedstock pathways for renewable gasoline and biodiesel at more
Acquisition of a biodiesel facility in India for a U.S. venture capital client *
Represented a U.S. venture capital client in the acquisition, finance, and conversion of a vegetable oil processing plant into a 50 million gallon more
5,125 solar-powered water purification units manufactured for U.S. oil trading company *
Represented a U.S. oil trading company in the manufacture of 5,125 solar-powered water purification units for installation in India, Greece, and more
Renewable energy certification for biomass company
Obtained state Utility Commission’s approval of refuse-derived fuel and synthesis gas as certified renewable energy resources. more
Divestiture of division for Switzerland-based manufacturer of power and automation technologies
Represented a Switzerland-headquartered global manufacturer of power and automation technologies, in sale of division. more
Biofuels project development
Represent cellulosic ethanol producer in connection with regulatory approvals for feedback cultivation. more
Development and project finance of 100 MW solar power project for U.S. corporation *
Represented a U.S. solar corporation in the development and project finance of a 100 MW solar power project in India. more
Sale and lease back of biomass power plant
Represented an international investment bank on a sale and lease back transaction involving a biomass power plant in Sweden more
Geothermal power projects for U.S. corporation *
Representing a U.S. geothermal corporation in the development and project finance of geothermal power projects in Kenya, the U.S. Virgin Islands, more
Negotiated supply agreement for southern utility
Represented large public utility in negotiation of long-term equipment supply agreement. more
DARPA R&D grant for U.S. energy company *
Represented a U.S. energy company in securing a DARPA R&D grant for a new alcohol-to-jet certification. more
$150 million project financing for U.S. wind developer in Kenya, Africa *
Representing a U.S. wind developer in the project financing of a 60 MW, $150 million total project cost, wind power project in Kenya, Africa. more
Geothermal heat pump project litigation
Favorably settled sub-contractor's dispute with prime contractor involving geothermal heat pump installation. more
Co-generation agreement *
Negotiated steam purchase agreement between manufacturer and co-generation facility. more
Lease of municipal convention center roof for installation of solar PV panels
Represented solar developer in leasing space from the City of Raleigh on its convention center roof for the installation of solar PV electric panels. more
Project financing for commercial biojet projects *
Represented 4 out of 4 client awardees in the receipt of U.S. Navy Phase 1 investments for first commercial biojet projects with 5 total awards out more
$7.7 billion natural gas-to-clean jet fuel project for U.S. company *
Representing a U.S. company in the project financing of a $7.7 billion natural gas-to-clean jet fuel project with related solar power, pipelines, more
U.S. biomass pathway for U.S. advanced biofuels company *
Representing a U.S. advanced biofuels company in the creation of a U.S. biomass pathway. more
Community college solar PV and solar thermal lease and purchase agreement
Represented community college in lease of rooftop for solar PV and solar thermal panels and the purchase of solar thermal energy. more
Series A funding and bridge loan for biopower company *
Representing a U.S. biopower developer in a $1.5 million Series A equity funding and $750,000 bridge loan. more
Purchase of generating stations for a merchant power company *
Represented a merchant power company in asset purchase of generating stations in Florida and North Carolina. more
Series C funding for U.S. biofuels company *
Represented a U.S. advanced biofuels company in the closing of a Series C funding round. more
Equipment finance for micro wind turbine manufacturer *
Representing a micro wind turbine manufacturer in a 1,500-unit equipment finance in India. more
Permitting and Start-Up of renewable energy facility
Represent Liberation Capital, a global private equity fund specializing in project finance for renewable energy projects, in the construction and more
Biomass project development
Assist biomass client with all aspects of project development, including feedstock purchase agreements, negotiations with fuel and power purchasers, more
Investment into biodiesel facility in India for private equity company *
Represented a major Indian private equity company in its investment into a 30 million gallon per year biodiesel facility in India—the second more
Project financing of geothermal power projects in Africa *
Representing a U.S. geothermal developer in the project financing of a series of geothermal power projects in Kenya, Africa. more
Intellectual Property counseling and advice for Aerogen Power
Provided patent prosecution services and general IP counseling for Aerogen Power, a developer of highly efficient turbines for use in generating more
$2 billion project financing for U.S. energy company in gas-to-liquid project in Nigeria, Africa *
Representing a U.S. energy company in the project financing of a $2 billion natural gas-to-liquids project with related processing units, pipelines more
Project financing for U.S. biogasification company *
Representing a U.S. biogasification company in the project financing of facilities in Hungary, Poland and India. more
$250 million project financing for advanced bio-refinery in Costa Rica *
Representing a U.S. joint venture of a U.S. biofuels company and major U.S. independent oil corporation in the project finance of a $250 more
Donation and installation of five solar-powered water treatment units in Haitian hospitals *
Represented a small U.S. water treatment company in the donation and installation of five solar-powered water treatment units in Haitian hospitals as  more
REC purchase agreement
Represented biomass project developer in negotiating Renewable Energy Credit Purchase and Sale Agreement with utility consortium. more
Multiple transactions for U.S. agricultural processing company *
Represented a major U.S. agricultural processing company in multiple transactions involving the purchase, dehydration, and sale of fuel ethanol more
Biomass-to-power facilities acquisition for U.S. biopower company *
Represented a public U.S. biopower company in the acquisition of 1.5 MW and 18 MW biomass-to-power facilities in India. more
Formation of solar power storage investment fund *
Representing a U.S. energy company in the development and structuring of a $25 million solar power storage investment fund. more
EPA qualified biomass feedstock pathway for U.S. advanced biofuels companies *
Representing a consortium of U.S. advanced biofuels companies in the creation of an EPA qualified biomass feedstock pathway between Canada and the more
Series B funding for U.S. biogasification client *
Represented a U.S. biogasification client in the closing of a Series B funding round. more

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Testimony on solar regulatory issues before South Carolina Public Service Commission
On behalf of Solar power industry association, provided testimony on legal issues related to PURPA and solar development in allowable ex parte more

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