Renewable Energy

Our Energy lawyers are on the front lines of the high-profile, legal regulatory and business issues that are emerging in the current energy, environmental and infrastructure markets (e.g., renewable energy sources, related transactions and regulation, among others). McGuireWoods has an active practice in solar, wind, and biomass energy (the latter including biofuels, landfill gas, biomass gasification and waste-to-energy).

We represent developers, investors, industrials, utilities and customers of renewable energy facilities in connection with: (1) the development, acquisition and financing of renewable energy projects; (2) siting projects and facilities; (3) interconnection and permitting issues; (4) the purchase and sale of energy and energy commodities; (5) the purchase and sale of renewable energy companies; and (6) renewable energy project and operational capital-raising transactions.

Solar

Solar power projects, whether using concentrated solar power (CSP) or photovoltaic (PV) technology, require experience in numerous legal issues (e.g., real property and permitting requirements, construction, installation, service contracts, interconnection, power purchase, REC or carbon agreements). McGuireWoods draws upon our lawyers’ extensive experience in energy projects (renewable and nonrenewable) and, specifically, in solar power projects in which we have counseled investors, developers and lenders.

Our legal services for solar projects include assisting with the agreements and processes related to project development, siting, finance and construction. Specifically, we have worked on venture structuring; power purchase agreement negotiation and drafting; project development and financing; EPC contracting; NEPA matters; environmental permitting and review of incentives; tax structuring; regional energy market integration and participation; REC markets and carbon management opportunities.

Wind 

McGuireWoods lawyers have worked on various stages of both on- and off-shore wind projects across the country, including turbine procurement and erection; O&M, warranty, LTSA; BOP equipment procurement and construction; state siting and CPCN; power sales; REC sales; PTC and other tax issues, and project financing.

Hydroelectric

McGuireWoods has worked in various stages of hydroelectric projects across the United States and Europe. Projects have included financing, capital-raising, development, organizational, legislative, regulatory, power sales and PPAs, and EPC contracts.

Biomass

The McGuireWoods Biomass team advises clients on all forms of biomass-to-energy, waste-to-energy and biofuel, and fertilizer production projects. Our clients include owners, buyers, sellers and developers of biomass and waste-to-energy projects; lenders, investors and fuel suppliers to biomass and waste-to-energy projects; and gas, heat and power off-takers from biomass and waste-to-energy projects. We also represent numerous buyers and sellers of LFG, biomass and waste-to-energy companies. Our projects span landfills, landfill gas production and LFG-fired electric generation; open-loop and closed-loop biomass-fueled electric generation; thermal and combined heat and power plants; pellet mills; digesters and other biogas facilities fueled with animal, human and food waste streams; municipal solid waste-to-energy facilities; tire-derived fuel (TDF) projects; biomass gasification facilities, and biofuel facilities.

CONTACTS

Douglas E. Lamb Partner T: +1 804 775 1107 Email
Michael B. Woodard Partner T: +1 804 775 4729 Email
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Anti-dumping duties

McGuireWoods’ international trade team obtained before the EU Courts the annulment of the anti-dumping duties imposed by the European Commission against imports into the EU of solar glass made by our client XinYi PV Products (Anhui) Holdings Ltd (XinYi PV).
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Geothermal energy technology and services company

Representation of a geothermal energy technology and services company in its acquisition of an approximately 50MW geothermal power plant.
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One of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the United States

Negotiated the second phase of a $190M offshore wind electric generation research and development project to be located along the Continental Shelf off the coast of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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Solid waste company

Advising a solid waste company on the use of NMTCs for expansions at several landfills.
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One of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the United States

Representation of purchaser in the acquisition of seven project companies for the development of six separate solar energy projects, and a transmission line to serve two of those projects.
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Solar power solutions provider

Representation of BBOXX Limited, a provider of solar power solutions to off-grid consumers in the developing world, in relation to the Series A funding from Khosla Impact Fund 1, LLC and Synergy Growth Nominee Limited, and related matters.
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Joel Bannister Joel Bannister
Associate
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201
Email
T: +1 214 932 6412
F: +1 214 932 6499
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Rob Benaicha R. Robert Benaicha
Associate
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 1152
F: +1 804 698 2067
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E. Brett Breitschwerdt E. Brett Breitschwerdt
Associate
434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 2600
Raleigh, NC 27601
Email
T: +1 919 755 6563
F: +1 919 755 6579
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Kristian M Dahl Kristian M. Dahl
Senior Counsel
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040
Email
T: +1 804 775 4730
F: +1 804 698 2004
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T:+1 202 857 1723
F: +1 804 698 2004

Becky Diffen Becky H. Diffen
Associate
816 Congress Avenue
Suite 940
Austin, TX 78701-2442

JPMorgan Chase Tower
600 Travis Street
Suite 7500
Houston, TX 77002-2906
Email
T: +1 512 617 4516
F: +1 512 617 4589
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Julia English Julia D. English
Senior Counsel
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040
Email
T: +1 202 857 1706
F: +1 202 828 2993
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Adam J Greene Adam J. Greene
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146
Email
T: +1 704 373 8996
F: +1 704 444 8894
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James Gross James E. Gross
Associate
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 4701
F: +1 804 698 4672
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Matt Huddle Matthew G. Huddle
Associate
7 Saint Paul Street
Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21202-1671
Email
T: +1 410 659 4467
F: +1 410 659 4476
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John L Hughes Jr. Jay Hughes
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 4756
F: +1 804 698 2057
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Mark Johnson Mark R. Johnson
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818
Email
T: +1 312 750 8607
F: +1 312 698 4507
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Matthew A Kapinos Matthew A. Kapinos
Associate
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 1191
F: +1 832 214 9930
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Joanne Katsantonis Joanne Katsantonis
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 1017
F: +1 804 698 2090
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Steven J Keeler Steven J. Keeler
Partner
Court Square Building
310 Fourth Street, N.E.
Suite 300
Charlottesville, VA 22902-1288

1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons, VA 22102-4215
Email
T: +1 434 977 2512
F: +1 434 980 2259
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T:+1 703 712 5138
F: +1 434 980 2259

D. Brennen Keene D. Brennen Keene
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 1005
F: +1 804 698 2085
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Andrea R Kells Andrea R. Kells
Counsel
434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 2600
Raleigh, NC 27601
Email
T: +1 919 755 6614
F: +1 919 755 6589
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Brian J Kelly Brian J. Kelly
Partner
7 Saint Paul Street
Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21202-1671
Email
T: +1 410 659 4465
F: +1 410 659 4480
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Donald E King Donald E. King
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 4325
F: +1 804 698 2102
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Mark J La Fratta Mark J. La Fratta
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 1106
F: +1 804 698 2096
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John M Lain John M. Lain
Senior Counsel
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 4381
F: +1 804 698 2097
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Douglas E Lamb Douglas E. Lamb
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 1107
F: +1 804 698 2272
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Cecil E Martin III Cecil E. Martin III
Partner
7 Saint Paul Street
Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21202-1671
Email
T: +1 410 659 4419
F: +1 410 659 4535
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Durham McCormick Durham C. McCormick Jr.
Partner
JPMorgan Chase Tower
600 Travis Street
Suite 7500
Houston, TX 77002-2906
Email
T: +1 713 353 6691
F: +1 832 214 9934
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Bernard L McNamee Bernard L. McNamee
Senior Counsel
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 7878
F: +1 804 698 2065
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Emery B McRill Emery B. McRill
Partner
7 Saint Paul Street
Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21202-1671
Email
T: +1 410 659 4422
F: +1 410 659 4520
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Speaking Engagement

Renewable Energy Law Conference

January 31 - February 1, 2017
Austin, TX
Speaking Engagement

Energy and Mineral Law Foundation Thirty-Seventh Annual Institute

June 14, 2016
Charleston, SC
Speaking Engagement

RNG 2015: Fuel, Heat, Power & Policy Conference

December 8, 2015
San Diego, CA
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Legal Alert

McGuireWoods Succeeds in Obtaining the Annulment of Anti-Dumping Duties for China Solar Co.

The Energy & Environment Investor
March 23, 2016
Article

Creative Financing Structures Test the Market

National Law Journal
April 20, 2015
Publication

Clean Energy for Resilient Communities

Expanding Solar Generation in Baltimore's Low-Income Neighborhoods

February 2014
Douglas E. Lamb, Report Prepared for The Abell Foundation by Clean Energy Group
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