Project Finance NewsWire

Publication October 2016

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.

Negotiating A Corporate PPA

As it becomes harder to find utilities willing to enter into long-term contracts to buy electricity, renewable energy developers have been signing power purchase...

October 18, 2016

Huge Potential New Demand For Power

Community choice aggregators (CCAs) could displace as much as 20% to 40% of electricity load in California. They are a new kind of offtaker of renewable power...

October 18, 2016

New Product: Solar Revenue Puts

By Richard Matsui, Jason Kaminsky and Jared Blanton, with kWh Analytics in San Francisco The solar market needs a revenue put like what is now used to finance...

October 18, 2016

Jordan Turbocharges Distributed Solar

Conditions in Jordan are perfect for rapid growth in commercial and industrial solar...

October 18, 2016

How To Grow: Raising Capital

Many small developers lack capital to take their projects through construction. They end up seeding projects for larger developers...

October 18, 2016

Batteries and Tax Credits

The Internal Revenue Service has issued three private letter rulings confirming that a 30% investment tax credit can be claimed on batteries that are installed as...

October 18, 2016

In other news

Tax Equity and DROs

Tax equity transactions in which the investor agrees to a deficit restoration obligation may need a fresh look.

October 2016

Tax triggered when partnership formed?

Project developers are more likely to have to pay taxes on any appreciation in project value when forming a partnership or joint venture with a money partner under...

October 2016

Mexico awards more PPAs

Mexico awarded long-term power contracts to 23 companies in its second power auction ...

October 2016

Chinese acquisitions of US companies

Inbound US acquisitions are generating more heat.

October 2016

South Africa: PIM for LNG-to-Power IPP Procurement Programme

The recent release of a preliminary information memorandum (“PIM”) by the South African Department of Energy (“DoE”) provides some helpful guidance on the proposed...

October 6, 2016

Indian tribes and tax credits

Indian tribes lost a round with the IRS.

October 2016

Solar REITs

REITs remain hard to use for solar projects.

October 2016

Management contracts for public facilities

Municipalities have greater flexibility to negotiate terms with private companies to operate and maintain municipal facilities after new guidelines the IRS issued...

October 2016

Minor memos

Minor Memos. Utilities are starting to fight back as renewable power companies enter into power contracts directly with large industrial customers.

October 2016


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