Wind Energy

The United States is home to one of the largest and fastest-growing wind markets in the world. Game-changing advances in technology are responsible for this growth, both on land and offshore. Troutman Sanders is at the forefront of issues affecting the industry, including the integration of wind farms into the transmission grid and creating regulatory and statutory law for how wind projects should be developed.

We represent investors, lenders, utilities, independent power producers and developers in wind projects throughout the United States, including offshore wind. We are experienced in counseling our clients through every stage of development, including the following:

  • Project acquisition (early through late stage) and structuring
  • Environmental permitting and federal, state and local regulatory compliance
  • Real-estate acquisition and leasing
  • Turbine procurement and balance of plant construction
  • Interconnection and transmission
  • Power and renewable energy credit (REC) sales and hedging 
  • Optimization of tax credits and other tax benefits
  • Debt and equity financing (including tax equity)
  • Operation and maintenance

  • Negotiated and drafted contracts for the supply and installation of wind turbines for large scale wind projects throughout the United States and Canada on behalf of one of the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturers. Transactions range in size from $250,000 to $1 billion.
  • Represented an IPP in the acquisition of a project company owing the development rights for a 95 MW wind farm in South Dakota; further representation in negotiating turbine and other equipment supply agreements and balance of plant EPC and O&M contracts.
  • Provided environmental, real estate, and tax due diligence advice for the acquisition of a 152MW wind-power project in Grant County, Oklahoma.
  • Developed and negotiated an agreement for a national healthcare provider to purchase electricity from a 110 MW Solar Project and a 43 MW wind project at a fixed price over a twenty year period.
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