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.

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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

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