Tag: Power Purchase Agreements

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The Energizer – Volume 74
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Power Purchase Amendment? West Virginia House Bills Introduced With Hope of Spurring Power Purchase Agreements in Renewable Energy Development
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Bill Holmes to Present at Renewable Energy Law 2016 in Texas
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Renewable Power Purchase Agreement Presentation Next Week
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K&L Gates To Present at Renewable Energy Markets 2015 in Washington, D.C.

The Energizer – Volume 74

By: Buck B. EndemannDaniel S. CohenMolly K. BarkerOlivia B. MoraAbraham F. JohnsNatalie J. ReidMatthew P. Clark

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

There is a lot of buzz around cleantech, distributed energy resources (“DERs”), microgrids, and other technological innovations in the renewable energy and clean transport industries. As these innovations develop, energy markets will undergo substantial changes to which consumer and industry participants alike will need to adapt and leverage. Every other week, K&L Gates’ The Energizer will highlight emerging issues or stories relating to the use of DERs, energy storage, emerging technologies, hydrogen, and other innovations driving the energy and clean transportation industries forward.

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Southern California Edison Invests in EV Charging
  • The University of Newcastle Develops Thermal Block Energy Storage System
  • Researchers in Sweden Develop Molecule that Stores Sunlight as Chemical Bonds
  • Massachusetts Supreme Court Upholds PPA Backing a US$1 Billion Transmission Line to Carry Canadian Hydro-Electric Power to Bay State

Power Purchase Amendment? West Virginia House Bills Introduced With Hope of Spurring Power Purchase Agreements in Renewable Energy Development

By: Travis L. Brannon and Katherine M. Gafner

As many states see a push for renewable energy opportunities for their customers located in (or scouting new locations in) their borders, West Virginia legislators are poised to decide whether the state will facilitate such development. On January 8, 2020, two House bills were introduced that could open the door to more renewable choices.

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Bill Holmes to Present at Renewable Energy Law 2016 in Texas

K&L Gates partner Bill Holmes will present at the Renewable Energy Law 2016 CLE conference on February 9-10, 2016 in Austin, Texas, hosted by the University of Texas School of Law and the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.

Mr. Holmes will co-moderate the session “Trends in Buying and Selling Renewable Energy: Commercial, Industrial and Wholesale Transactions,” in which he and other presenters will discuss the role of long-term PPAs and hedges in the procurement of renewables by utilities as well as commercial and industrial demand for renewable energy from offsite and on-site sources.

For more information, visit the Renewable Energy Law 2016 website.

Renewable Power Purchase Agreement Presentation Next Week

Law Seminars International will present a discussion on renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs) next Thursday, December 10 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. PST featuring Bill Holmes of K&L Gates and other renewables industry professionals. The presentation will cover what makes a renewable PPA different from other contracts, how renewable PPAs address the complex regulatory system governing electric power, common risk sharing terms in renewable PPAs, key financial terms, and the latest ideas for “synthetic” PPAs and other new approaches allowing large companies to participate directly in the market for renewable power.

Register directly on the Law Seminars International Website.

K&L Gates To Present at Renewable Energy Markets 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Bill Holmes will speak on a panel at the upcoming Renewable Energy Markets (REM) 2015 conference in Washington, D.C. on October 19, 2015. Mr. Holmes’ panel presentation, “Direct Purchasing and PPAs 101” will address the benefits and challenges of direct energy purchases as well as provide suggestions on composing internal teams, condensing transaction time, and ensuring buy-in for long-term agreements.

Please visit the REM 2015 website for more information on the conference.

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