Foley’s Wind Energy attorneys can help guide your wind facility project — from procurement, construction, and financings through acquisitions, joint ventures, and divestitures.
Wind power has been one of the fastest-growing fuel sources for electric generating facilities worldwide. Our onshore wind energy experience dates back to 1989, when we were involved in the structuring, document negotiation, and financing of six separate wind energy projects in Southern California. Our offshore wind energy experience began in 2003 when we were engaged by a developer on a major offshore wind project, representing a finalist for more than three years in the Long Island Power Authority’s Request for Proposals for power supply from an offshore wind park. As a result, we have some of the deepest and longest experience in the wind industry — both onshore and offshore — in the United States.
Our services to our onshore and offshore wind clients are comprehensive and include engineering, balance of plant contracts, permitting, community relations, land rights, equipment procurement, construction, interconnection and transmission service agreements, financing arrangements, power purchase arrangements, offtake arrangements, tax analysis and structuring, real property matters, project acquisitions and divestitures, and turbine supply, operating, and maintenance. In addition, because offshore wind projects present challenges and issues that may be unfamiliar to land-base developers, we also can help you address siting turbines and related facilities and infrastructure on submerged lands; navigate state and federal rules and regulations; and charter, operate, and navigate specialized vessels for construction, operation, and maintenance of offshore facilities.
Details regarding some of these services follow.