January 27, 2021

Volume XI, Number 27

Utility Acquisition of Renewable Projects – A Discussion of the Legal and Tax Issues Regarding Utilities, Developers and Tax Equity

Increasingly, utilities are replacing older generation fleets with more cost-effective generation technologies. Renewables are cost-competitive alternatives in this effort for a number of reasons, including the current tax incentives. A utility’s acquisition of a renewable asset presents many issues not otherwise present in a non-utility acquisition, particularly if the utility intends to include its investment in rate base.


In this complimentary webinar, we will discuss the legal and tax issues associated with renewable energy transactions based on our experience representing both utilities and developers. Topics will include: 

  • Structuring issues

  • Regulatory considerations

  • Unique issues associated with tax equity financing and related tax issues