Project Finance NewsWire

Publication | April 2017

The Project Finance NewsWire reports on new developments affecting the power sector, gas pipelines, LNG terminals, energy storage facilities, energy efficiency, biofuels, gasification, water, toll roads, bridges, ports, stadiums and other infrastructure. We report from the perspective of a law firm down in the trenches on deals. The NewsWire is published every other month and goes to 46,000 people. Back issues to 1997 can be found on the website.

In this issue

PURPA and Solar

Solar developers are again using a 1978 federal law that requires utilities to sign long-term power purchase agreements to secure utility PPAs after years of...

April 2017

Emerging Storage Business Models

It is important in any new market like electricity storage to get the business model right, as that is what helps such markets get traction...

April 2017

Partnership Flips

Partnership flips are used to raise tax equity in the US renewable energy market...

April 6, 2017

Batteries and rooftop solar

Battery installations to supplement rooftop solar systems “behind the meter” are a growing market in the United States...

April 6, 2017

Argentina Plans to Auction More PPAs

Argentina is expected to auction another round of power purchase agreements for renewable energy projects as early as July or August...

April 6, 2017

Innovative structures for African projects

Africa will have to turn to innovative financing structures to reach a goal of financing the large number of power and other infrastructure projects needed to meet...

April 6, 2017

Emerging Themes in Bankruptcies

More than 200 US oil and gas exploration and production companies carrying more than $100 billion in debt have filed for bankruptcy since late 2015...

April 6, 2017

The Art of the Deal Revisited: Part II

by John Schuster, with JLS Capital Strategies in Washington Experience is the hardest teacher because it gives its tests first and its lessons afterwards...

April 6, 2017

Environmental Update

US environmental rules that encourage renewable energy are in flux as the Trump administration tries to reverse a decade of US leadership on climate change...

April 6, 2017


In other news

Refined Coal Transaction Nixed

A tax equity transaction was set aside on audit...

April 6, 2017

Nuclear Disposal Fees

Nuclear disposal fees that a nuclear plant owner paid to the US Department of Energy to dispose of spent fuel rods cannot be carried back 10 years for federal...

April 6, 2017

Equipment Leases: State Tax Effects

A lease-leaseback transaction did not subject the tax equity investor to taxes in New Jersey...

April 6, 2017

Oklahoma Wind Credit

Oklahoma is moving to repeal a tax credit for generating electricity from wind for projects put in service after July 1, 2017. The credit is 0...

April 6, 2017

Power Plants and Use Taxes

Arizona said an electric cooperative had to pay use taxes on natural gas and coal purchased from out-of-state suppliers to fuel its power plant...

April 6, 2017

Solar and Wind Curtailments

Curtailments are a growing problem for solar projects in California. Wind farms in west Texas are also affected...

April 6, 2017

Solar Stocks Fall in 2016

The solar stock index fell 37.3% in 2016. The PHOTON photovoltaic stock index PPVX tracks 30 stocks listed on public markets in different countries...

April 6, 2017

Renewable Energy Trends

Minor Memos...

April 6, 2017

Originally prepared by Chadbourne & Parke. Chadbourne & Parke combined with Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP on June 30, 2017 and is now known as Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP.

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