The Energy Transition contemplates a substantial growth in carbon-free electricity—in amounts great enough to electrify much of the transport, residential, and industrial sectors. This transition entails the development of numerous new generation projects, increased purchasing of carbon-free electricity by companies and governments, and a major build-out of transmission.
Van Ness Feldman has one of the country’s leading electric practices. We are advising companies on the development and financing of the full spectrum of carbon-free electricity projects—including biomass, waste-to-energy, onshore and offshore wind, solar, tidal, wave, geothermal, hydropower, and fossil generation with carbon capture, utilization, and storage.
We counsel developers about the options for delivery of carbon-free electricity to consumers, whether interconnecting to the electric grid and obtaining transmission rights or establishing a micro-grid that is separate from, in whole or in part, the rest of the electric grid.
We negotiate and develop power sales/purchase agreements and counsel consumers of power on their supply options, provide strategies on reducing power costs, and review supply agreements.
For more information, visit our electricity practice page.
Recent Client Highlights:
- Advising one of the world’s largest internet and technology companies on corporate strategies and public policies for achieving a commitment to procure carbon-free electricity on a 24/7 basis.
- Providing development and regulatory counsel to multiple pumped storage projects under way including all aspects of permitting, development, commercialization, contracting, transmission, interconnection, federal licensing, and policy advice.
- Advising the largest off-taker in the country in the conversion of a coal facility to a green hydrogen facility, which is expected to be the first online, grid-scale green hydrogen project in the United States.
- Advising several developers of wind, solar, storage, and fuel cell technologies on regulatory and transactional issues, including counseling clients on issues relating to interconnection, transmission, FERC compliance, and disputes with potential off-takers or interconnected utilities.
- Providing counsel to large infrastructure funds seeking to invest in carbon-free technologies, including pumped storage, wind, solar, renewable natural gas, and green hydrogen.
- Assisting numerous utilities and public power clients in the transition of their historical, carbon-emitting generation fleet to predominantly carbon-free generation.
- Providing transactional counsel to a developer of solar facilities co-located within existing infrastructure corridors and rights of ways.