Project Development Law

CLP represents the world’s leading renewable energy project developers, owners, operators, investors and lenders.  From concept to commercialization, CLP guides our clients along every step of developing a clean energy project. CLP’s renewable energy attorneys work with small startups to huge publicly-traded corporations, across the US and around the world.   We assist clients in project development from site identification and acquisition to interconnection agreements, and everything that happens in between.  We negotiate and document power purchase agreements, real estate purchases and leases, financing agreements, EPCs, tax equity agreements, and purchase and sale agreement (both for individual projects and for large project portfolios). We routinely perform feasibility assessments and title work, land lease and purchase documents, permitting (including environmental and land use permitting), Power Purchase Agreements (both physical and synthetic), interconnection, and, in states with community renewables, net metering credit purchase agreements.  We also conduct due diligence on all aspects of renewable energy projects, including real estate, corporate, tax, and regulatory compliance.

Representative Matters:

  • Title review and diligence for developers and investors
  • Real estate work for renewable energy developers and investors
  • Drafted Master Land Lease for community solar developer
  • Land use and environmental permitting for renewable energy projects
  • Draft leases for renewable energy projects
  • Draft and negotiate renewable energy and net metering credit purchase agreements
  • Draft and negotiate contracts for differences
  • Review and negotiate interconnection agreements
  • Draft and negotiate joint development agreements
  • EPC and O&M agreement drafting and negotiation