Clean Energy Projects

Klavens Law Group: Clean Energy Projects
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Our unique and highly regarded clean energy practice is grounded in our deep experience representing a wide array of clients in this field, as well as our ability to integrate and apply our knowledge from multiple legal and policy spheres. That background and ability allow us to roll up our sleeves and become an integral part of a client team focused together on identifying and implementing legal and business strategies to achieve client objectives. Our energy practice includes energy project development and finance, energy industry transactions and advocacy on energy regulatory matters.

Our work spans solar, wind, anaerobic digestion, hydropower, biogas, district steam, geothermal, energy efficiency and other technologies. Our clients include many industry leaders and encompass large and small project developers, mature and emerging companies, technology innovators, investors, lenders, landowners, nonprofits and public entities in matters such as:

  • entity formation and outside general counsel representation
  • early stage development needs such as site control, permitting, interconnection and offtake agreements
  • advanced stage development needs such as securing renewable energy financial incentives, negotiating payment-in-lieu-of-tax agreements, and negotiating engineering, procurement and construction contracts and operation and maintenance services agreements
  • project financing, including tax equity financing
  • mergers and acquisitions, including purchases and sales of projects and portfolios
  • formation of investment vehicles for clean energy finance, raising capital from clean energy investors and deployment of investment capital through equity or debt investments
  • counseling and advocacy on a broad range of regulatory matters, including net metering, SRECs, interconnection standards, back-up/standby rates, renewable portfolio standards, public procurement and property taxation