RENEWABLE ENERGY The renewable energy sector is one of the most dynamic elements of the global energy industry, responding to surging changes in the economic, regulatory, and political environments worldwide. Coupled with continual advances in technology that are drastically reducing the installed cost of renewable energy, and innovative financing mechanisms, the sector presents tremendous opportunities in developed and developing nations. According to the International Energy Agency, renewable power worldwide is expected to increase by 40 percent over the next five years, and will make up almost a quarter of the global power mix by 2018. With lawyers across five continents including Australia, Asia, North and South America, Europe, and the Middle East, we serve clients in virtually all renewable energy and clean technology sectors in developed and developing nations alike. Our clients operate in solar, wind, biomass, hydropower, geothermal, and complementary sectors including energy storage, smart grid, and transmission. In addition, our global regulatory and public policy practice helps clients overcome regulatory hurdles and influence legislative and policy development in the renewable energy area. Drawing upon a cohesive team of lawyers from multiple disciplines and global experience in the renewable energy industry, we provide strategic advice matched to our clients’ business goals. Sectors Solar Our solar sector experience includes utility scale and distributed solar projects around the world, ranging from the largest solar projects built or contemplated to small residential distributed solar installations. Wind We advise on power purchase agreements, construction contracts, real estate and land use, turbine supply agreements, interconnection and transmission, energy regulatory matters, and environmental issues, including environmental permitting and endangered and threatened species impact concerns. “...renewable power worldwide is expected to increase by 40 percent over the next five years...” Energy Storage Our team members have advised clients in connection with the development of a wide range of energy storage projects and associated regulatory policies. Hydropower Our team has handled licensing processes and water access arrangements for hydropower projects (including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) licensing process in the United States), as well as decommissioning procedures for dam removal and habitat restoration. We are adept at working with the large number of stakeholders in relation to hydropower projects, negotiating solutions to preserve recreational and indigenous access to water resources, address migratory fish passage issues, and develop environmental plans relating to endangered and threatened species, and related sensitive habitat. Biomass, Biofuels, and Biogas We have worked on open- and closed-loop biomass power generation projects using a variety of feedstock, from wood waste to municipal solid waste. We represent biodiesel and other biofuel producers, and have worked on numerous landfill gas energy projects. Our team has secured research funding on behalf of clients to explore emerging biofuel feedstock including algae. Geothermal Members of our team have advised on power purchase agreements, geothermal leases, steam supply agreements and other project documents affecting geothermal exploration and development. How We Can Help • Project development and feasibility Our lawyers help emerging energy and technology companies form and organize; secure grants, venture capital, and other sources of financing; establish strategic alliances; engage in mergers and acquisitions transactions; commercialize their products through technology licensing; and protect their intellectual property. • Siting and permitting We have advised on all aspects of projects, from conception to completion and ongoing commercial operation, including: • Real estate and property access • Project financing • Environmental regulation and pro- tected species • Mergers and acquisitions • Tax • Power purchase agreements and renewable credits • Interconnection and transmission • Construction contracts and disputes • Regulatory and government policy Argentina Brazil Aruba Canada Australia Chile Bermuda (UK) China Dominican Republic France Germany Greece Lesotho Philippines Singapore United Kingdom Guatemala Malaysia Poland South Africa United States Italy Mexico Puerto Rico Spain U.S. Virgin Islands Japan Mozambique Romania Turkey Vietnam Learn more about our Renewable Energy practice at klgates.com. 12015 Location of projects handled by K&L Gates lawyers indicated in blue.