Having worked with energy market participants and customers for decades, Clark Hill understands how energy issues look from all aspects of the market as it has evolved from traditional integrated utility models to incorporating a range of competitive market principles. Our clients come from all segments of the energy sector, including renewable energy developers/operators, large energy users, and liquified natural gas (LNG) developers and offtakers.
Our Energy and Renewables attorneys understand how wholesale and retail energy markets work. We counsel clients on project development, energy procurement, energy contract negotiation, regulatory risk and opportunities, policy and legislation, compliance, enforcement, and the energy-related aspects of facility expansions. We also regularly assist clients in evaluating and implementing projects involving energy efficiency, demand response, onsite generation, renewable energy projects, and energy infrastructure.
Regarding wholesale electricity markets, we regularly advise clients on their efforts to interconnect with and participate in the markets administered by independent system operators (ISOs) and regional transmission organizations (RTOs), as well as any regulatory needs raised by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). We represent many of the nation’s largest renewable energy developers, as well as several prominent energy trade associations.
Our team handles transactions unique to the natural gas pipeline and LNG industries, and we regularly advise our clients on commercial contracts, offtake and shipper agreements, project development and finance, joint ventures, commodity purchase and sales, leases, throughput agreements, tariff agreements, and mergers and acquisitions.
We also assist where energy and environmental law intersect on such issues as greenhouse gas emissions, climate change regulation, and environmental and natural resource assessments of energy infrastructure projects.