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Edison International Using Rooftop Solar to Help Modernize It's Grid

SunEdison, Inc. has secured 20-year power purchase contracts with Southern California Edison to build 33 megawatts of rooftop arrays on industrial buildings in Southern California.  Once the rooftop arrays are complete, SunEdison’s public traded yieldco unit TerraForm Power Inc. will purchase the systems. 

The 17 systems are expected to be operational next year, and will be located in Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties.

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Legal, Business, Jeffery Atkin, Foley Lardner, Environmental Attorney

Jeffery R. Atkin is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. His areas of practice cover a broad range of business and financial matters, including renewable energy, project finance, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, real estate development and equipment procurement and leasing. Mr. Atkin is chair of the Solar Energy Team, co-chair of the Energy Industry Team, and a member of the Latin America Practice.

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Annie Tsai is a business lawyer and special counsel with Foley & Lardner LLP. She assists clients on various stages of solar project development. Ms. Tsai is a member of the firm’s Energy Industry Team and the Transactional & Securities and Finance & Financial Institutions Practices.

Prior to joining Foley, Ms. Tsai worked for Southern California Edison’s Energy Procurement Group. She optimized the utility’s multi-billion dollar conventional and renewables portfolio as a part of the energy trading team. Ms. Tsai advised negotiation teams on the value and risks of power purchase agreements, resource adequacy capacity contracts, energy call options, and firm energy delivery contracts. She also managed the utility’s California PUC regulatory proceedings related to energy procurement (renewables power, conventional power, natural gas, and greenhouse gas emissions).