Archive: 2019

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The Energizer – Volume 40
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Join K&L Gates at #ESACon19
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The State of Blockchain In Energy? Buck Endemann Shares His Insights
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Join Us for LSI’s Energy Storage Conference on June 13 & 14 In Seattle, WA
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Integrating Renewables and Storage: Key Issues
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Join K&L Gates at the Infocast Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit
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K&L Gates Welcomes Sydney Energy and Infrastructure Partner
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Executive Summary Available: RMI’s “A Corporate Purchaser’s Guide to Risk Mitigation”
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Tax Developments Provide Opportunities for Economic Growth in Indian Country
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Join K&L Gates at Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit 2019

The Energizer – Volume 40

A biweekly update on blockchain technology applications, distributed energy resources, and other innovative technologies in the energy sector.

By: Buck B. Endemann, Benjamin L. Tejblum, Daniel S. Cohen, Toks A. Arowojolu, Olivia B. Mora, Abraham F. Johns

K&L Gates is pleased to announce that the Blockchain Energizer has returned from a period of rest and reflection! Recognizing the variety of important emerging technological innovations and structural changes affecting energy markets, we have decided to expand our focus beyond Blockchain to include distributed energy resources, microgrids, and other emerging energy trends — all the technological innovations driving toward a more efficient, more reliable energy system.

To reflect our broader scope, the Blockchain Energizer will be now known as The Energizer. We have expanded the team to include additional K&L Gates attorneys tracking these important developments. The Energizer will still be published about twice a month and the subscription is the same. We appreciate your support and have enjoyed hearing from the many readers who rely on the Energizer for a periodic dose of energy tech! We look forward to continuing to provide timely coverage of increasingly important developments.

To subscribe to The Energizer, please click here.

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Growing Blockchain Interest in the Oil and Gas Industry.
  • California Mudslides Prompt Push for Montecito Community Microgrid Initiative.
  • New Rules in EV Charging in Pennsylvania.

To view more information on these topics in Volume 40 of The Energizer, click here.

Join K&L Gates at #ESACon19

K&L Gates is proud to sponsor the Energy Storage Association’s 29th Annual Conference and Expo

K&L Gates welcomes you to join us at #ESACon19. We are excited to have the opportunity to meet with you at this renowned conference and expo. The conference will be held on April 16-18, 2019 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ.

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The State of Blockchain In Energy? Buck Endemann Shares His Insights

By Sam Mire of the Disruptor Daily

It’s been more than 150 years since the first modern solar power plant was established in Algiers, but we still haven’t effectively harnessed the sun’s energy. Fundamental changes in the energy sector take time.

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Join Us for LSI’s Energy Storage Conference on June 13 & 14 In Seattle, WA

K&L Gates is pleased to participate in Law Seminars International’s upcoming Energy Storage Conference.  K&L Gates’ Portland partner, Bill Holmes, will act as event Co-Chair. Washington DC partner William Keyser will present on “Federal level: FERC Order 841 implementation and other developments in Congress, at the FERC, and at the DOE” and Seattle partner David Hattery will present on “Equipment procurement and construction contracts: Structuring warranties for battery life and performance over time; performance factors for other storage mediums.”

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Integrating Renewables and Storage: Key Issues

American Bar Association – Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources Telephonic Program Call

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As the importance of renewable energy in the power generation mix grows, there are an increasing number of contexts in which its deployment in conjunction with storage will enhance the number and character of services, the potential number of active parties, and the possibilities for enhancement of distributed energy applications. Major issues related to the exercise of federal and state jurisdiction under existing and proposed laws have arisen, which will be of increasing importance as the capabilities of storage technology management and the possibilities for its integration with renewable energy resources continues to accelerate. This program will highlight three key areas currently illustrative of this point: federal and state initiatives to encourage energy storage; RTO implementation of FERC order no. 841: energy storage development issues; the challenges and opportunities for utilities presented by energy storage integration.

Moderators:
Roger Feldman, Co-Chair, SEER Renewable, Alternative, and Distributed Energy Resources Committee
Aaron Levine, Co-Chair, SEER Renewable, Alternative, and Distributed Energy Resources Committee

Speakers:
Judy Chang, Principal, The Brattle Group
Joy Ditto, President and CEO, Utilities Technology Council (UTC)
Bill Holmes, Partner, K&L Gates

Sponsoring SEER Committees: the Renewable, Alternative, and Distributed Energy Resources Committee, the Energy Infrastructure, Siting, and Reliability Committee, the Energy Markets and Finance Committee, and the Science and Technology Committee

Register here!

You must pre-register to participate.

Registrants may include members of co-sponsoring Section Committees, other Section members, and others who are not currently Section members. Upon registration, you will receive more detailed information about the location and dial-in information.
This program will not offer CLE.

Join K&L Gates at the Infocast Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit

K&L Gates welcomes you to join us at the Infocast Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit.  As a Gold Sponsor for the Summit, we are excited to have the opportunity to meet with you!  The conference will be held on February 5-7 at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in San Diego, CA.

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We look forward to seeing you!

Executive Summary Available: RMI’s “A Corporate Purchaser’s Guide to Risk Mitigation”

As more corporations with different risk tolerances seek to procure renewable energy, the standard power purchase agreement does not suit them all. RMI’s new report details risk mitigation strategies for corporate buyers of clean energy that give them a new menu of options for managing risk in long-term deals.

K&L Gates Portland partners Bill Holmes and Teresa Hill provided insights on the development of this report. 

“Copyright 2019, Rocky Mountain Institute. Originally published on RMI Outlet. Republished with permission.”

Tax Developments Provide Opportunities for Economic Growth in Indian Country

By Bart J. Freedman, Benjamin A. Mayer, Christina A. Elles, and Francesca M. Eick

Opportunities for economic growth in Indian country — including the development of retail space, hotels and resorts, energy projects, data farms, and more traditional farming activities, to name a few — are tied to several recent tax-related developments. These developments include federal regulations regarding the taxation of on-reservation real property and improvements leased and/or owned by non-Indians, whether tribes can collect sales taxes for on-reservation transactions with non-Indians, and how treaties can impact taxation of certain off-reservation activities. The developments are important for both tribes and nontribal parties interested in investing in on-reservation economic growth and development.

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Join K&L Gates at Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit 2019

February 5-7, 2019, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, San Diego, CA

K&L Gates is proud to sponsor the 2019 Infocast Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit. The Summit is widely recognized as the leading gathering place for wind industry deal makers. Each year, the industry’s leading developers, investors, lenders, turbine suppliers, EPCs and other players gather to gain valuable insights into industry trends, get the latest market update on the finance and investment landscape, and efficiently schedule rounds of private meetings.

Bill Holmes will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the conference.

We are pleased to offer clients and friends a 15% discount off of registration. Please contact Lauren Hagerich at lauren.hagerich@klgates.com for more information..

We hope to see you there!

 

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