Fasken helps proponents and investors with renewable energy projects and transactions around the world, including environmental assessments and permitting, consultation and agreements with Indigenous groups, tax structuring and finance. We have closed the project financing required to advance solar projects, negotiated power purchase agreements, navigated interconnection tariffs and EPC contracts to get hydro projects built, and hammered out M&A deals to close wind project transactions.
We advise clients throughout the renewable or alternative energy spectrum, in terms of both scale and type of technology or resource. Regardless of your role in the project, and regardless of whether it is a wind farm, small run-of-river or large-scale hydroelectric facility, we can negotiate the agreements and regulatory framework to keep it moving forward.
For example, we assist with gaining social license and exploration of joint venture agreements and other arrangements with Indigenous groups and local communities. We also advise on project financing, including “wrap” structures supported by sovereign guarantees. We prepare land leases and other forms of tenure, equipment sales agreements and construction contracts, as well as power purchase agreements. We also advise on purchase and sale transactions, incentive programs and tax structures that make financial sense for your enterprise and jurisdiction, and compliance with environmental laws and regulations.
We work with utilities and independent power producers, buyers and sellers, borrowers and lenders, developers and other investors (including private equity), manufacturers and suppliers. Many of these transactions involve complex cross-border negotiations, multinational investors and multi-jurisdictional regulatory approvals. For example, we help Canadian power producers access U.S. Renewable Energy Credit (REC) markets and assist Quebec producers in navigating the Cap and Trade regime.
Fasken has been involved in the environmental assessment process for the two largest clean energy projects in Canada – Site C in British Columbia and Muskrat Falls in Newfoundland and Labrador. We’ve advised clients developing, investing in, constructing, operating and financing wind, solar, hydroelectric and biomass projects and related infrastructure throughout Canada, the United States and Africa.
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