Renewable/Alternative Energy

King & Spalding has been embedded in the renewable /alternative energy industry for many years, stewarding clients from the initial stages of investment and tax structuring to the development, financing, federal and state permitting, construction and operation of their projects around the world. The practice is keenly aware of the complex needs of clients in this fast-growing segment of the energy industry.Learn more

38 ArticlesRenewable/Alternative Energy

by: Kelly Malone, Kevin Futch and Ji Nin Loh

While projects to export hydropower production may provide an attractive option to some countries, they also bring added risk when compared with domestic projects. These risks need careful consideration from all of the project stakeholders, including governments and utilities, to ensure project development and operation can proceed as planned.Read more

by: Tim Burbury, Nabil Issa and Usman Ahmad

Islamic financing for renewable energy projects is expected to grow in the Middle East and North Africa regions. This article discusses certain key aspects of Islamic financing and how they may relate to the financing of large renewable energy projects.Read more

by: Rory Connor and Kenneth Culotta

Project financing is a challenge for nuclear projects. This article explores issues of construction risk, debt repayment from future revenues, and how small module reactors may help alleviate some of these issues. Read more

by: Jennifer Josefson and Alexandra Rotar

Russia has established new procedures that allow for the transfer of a party’s interests under a long-term capacity supply agreement. This article addresses these procedures and provides insight on the Russian wholesale power and supply markets.Read more

by: Tim Burbury and Usman Ahmad

The IFC recently published a detailed guide to assist in the development of solar power projects in Pakistan. This article provides a summary of the key steps and an overview of other notable items in this report. Read more

by: Mehdi Haroun and Ruxandra Lazar

On 8 January 2016 France enacted a new decree intended to facilitate offshore wind projects. Specifically, the decree addresses the process for legal challenges against authorizations and extends the maximum duration of the concessions.Read more

by: Cynthia AM Stroman, Vera De Brito de Gyarfas, Mona Katigbak, William Panlilio, Jennifer Josefson, Alexandra Rotar, Joelle Herschtel and Laura Chambon

The Paris Agreement on climate change will have varying impacts to its nearly 200 signatory countries. This article explores perspectives from regions around the world, including Latin America, Asia, Russia, the Middle East, the European Union, and North America.Read more

by: Timothy Smith

The latest version of the Production Tax Credit for renewable generation became law last month. While this is likely to spur development in the coming year, provisions for future years may not provide the same results.Read more

by: Cynthia AM Stroman, Sephen Orava, Nina Howell, Trinh Chubbock and Benjamin Burnham

The recent Paris Agreement on climate change represents a historic multi-national agreement to reduce greenhouse emissions, establish accountability, and support developing nations. This article explores the Paris Agreement’s potential implications for the energy sector.Read more

by: Rory Connor and Alex Blomfield

Solar photovoltaic projects often require significant performance testing periods that extend beyond the construction of a facility. As a result, EPC contracts require special consideration as to how performance guarantees and remedies are structured.Read more