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Current Issues in Wind Project Development

Gain an understanding of the critical issues affecting wind power project development in the United States today. We will discuss current trends in siting opposition, issues around transmission access (including an update on the Texas panhandle CREZ lines) and the new requirements for qualification for the PTC and ITC.

Siting of wind turbine projects is dictated to a large degree by the location of the resource and access to transmission. In recent years, local opposition to the siting of wind and transmission projects has become considerably more sophisticated. This live audio conference will review the factors that affect siting and give particular focus to preparing for, avoiding, and (when necessary) addressing opposition to project siting.

The recent extension of the PTC and ITC programs for renewable energy included significant changes in the manner in which a project qualifies for the credits. Previously, a project had to be "placed in service" to qualify. Under the new law, a project must only "begin" construction by the new deadline (December 31, 2013) in order to qualify. With the extension only running through December 31, 2013, developers have a critical need to understand what steps must be taken to meet the new "commencement of construction" test.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will be able to review wind resource location.
  • You will be able to define Current RPS requirements.
  • You will be able to explain 5% Safe Harbor.
  • You will be able to discuss PTC and ITC updates.

Runtime: 58 minutes
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Agenda

Site Selection

  • Wind Resource Location
  • Transmission Access
  • Addressing Local Opposition

PTC and ITC Update

  • Extension of the PTC; Availability of the ITC
  • Meaning of Begin Construction
    • Physical Work Requirement
    • 5% Safe Harbor

RPS Update

  • Current RPS Requirements and Progress Towards Satisfaction
  • Potential for Changes
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OnDemand Course

This course was last revised on March 20, 2013.

Call 1-866-352-9540 for further credit information.

No Credit Available

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

James H. Barkley – Moderator

Baker Botts L.L.P.

  • Partner in the Houston office of Baker Botts, L.L.P.
  • Practice focuses on the representation of diverse energy industry clients in regulatory proceedings, projects, corporate transactions and civil litigation
  • Represents clients at the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT), the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the Texas Reliability Entity and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Represents electric transmission owners, both traditional utilities and new entrants, and has participated actively in the Texas CREZ process
  • Successfully defended a Texas Gulf Coast wind project by one of the world’s largest wind generation companies against attacks at the PUCT, the Texas General Land Office, the Texas Coastal Coordination Council, Texas state courts, federal district and appellate courts, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • In 2011 and 2012, Chambers USA ranked Mr. Barkley Band 1 for Texas: Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity)
  • J.D. degree, Georgetown University Law Center; B.A. degree, Baylor University
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 713-229-1373

Michael Didriksen

Baker Botts L.L.P.

  • Partner in the New York office of Baker Botts L.L.P.
  • Represents major energy industry companies and other large corporate clients, primarily on large-scale transactional matters
  • Experience includes structuring transactions for both regulated and unregulated companies in the electric power and gas industries including purchases and sales of numerous power plants, including natural gas, nuclear, coal, wind and hydro-electric facilities; power project development transactions, including large utility-scale wind farms, natural gas-fired cogeneration and combined cycle plants, solar power projects, nuclear power plants and merchant transmission lines; acquisitions and sales of energy assets through bankruptcy-driven auctions, negotiation of “structured” wholesale and retail power contracts, including tolling agreements, long-term power purchase contracts and standard offer load contracts, and matters involving wholesale and retail power trading and marketing
  • J.D. degree, Columbia Law School; B.A. degree, University of Pennsylvania
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 212-408-2507
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Product ID: 391301
Published 2013
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