Regulated utilities around the country are pursuing more build-transfer arrangements to acquire renewable energy projects. This trend offers developers increased opportunities to monetize wind and solar projects, and allows utilities to benefit from decarbonizing their assets with more cost-effective generation technologies. However, these transactions pose additional complexities and risks relative to entering into a power purchase agreement.
This Master Class will provide attendees with a deep dive into the critical issues faced by developers, utilities and other key stakeholders in build-transfer transactions. It will examine and analyze the most up-to-date strategies practitioners are employing to overcome these challenges, considering all issues from both the utility and developer perspective. It will also offer specific examples of contractual frameworks that have been used in recent transactions.
Don’t miss this remarkable opportunity to get a cutting-edge discussion of this important new trend from real-world practitioners! Review our detailed course outline and sign up for this master class today.
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May 5, 2021 | 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM PDT
|Session 1: Overview of Common Utility Build-Transfer Structures & Incentives
|Session 2: Allocating Development Risks
|Session 3: Utility Tax Equity Structures and Issues
|Session 4: State and Federal Regulatory Approvals
|Session 5: A Developer's Perspective on Negotiating Build-Transfer Contracts
|Session 6: Allocating Construction Risks
|Session 7: Solving Difficult Issues: Financing, Termination Rights and Liability Regime
|Session 8: Applying Key Concepts to Real-World Applications
|Session 9: Office Hours: Interactive Live Zoom Session
Mr. Kraske has extensive experience preparing and negotiating all forms of relevant documentation, including joint development and ownership agreements, construction contracts, power purchase agreements, credit and investment documentation, and sale and purchase agreements. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Kraske worked in Mumbai, India, as the general counsel of the Dabhol Power Project, where he had primary responsibility for legal issues arising out of the operation of an existing 740 MW power plant, as well as the construction of 1,440 MW of additional capacity and an associated LNG regasification terminal.
Mr. Kraske repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and IFLR1000. He was recognized by Chambers USA 2010 as “one of the USA’s foremost experts on the development and financing of electric transmission projects.” Mr. Kraske also was named as a 2014 “Law360 MVP” in the project finance category.
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