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Financing Wind and Solar Projects in the United States: A Survey of the Evolving Legal Landscape

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Produced on June 09, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h 2m
Difficulty Advanced

Course Description

This course, presented by Robert N. Freedman of Shearman & Sterling LLP, will discuss the current state of financing large scale wind and solar projects in the United States. The program will go beyond a discussion of standard financing structures and go in-depth on more advanced matters such as modernization of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA reform), the impact of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s December 2019 order involving PJM and the Minimum Offer Price Rule (the “PJM MOPR” decision), the current state of tax incentives, and battery storage. Attorneys who watch this course will walk away with an understanding of how to finance large scale wind and solar projects and pending regulatory reforms.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review standard financing structures for wind and energy projects

  2. Discuss the latest developments surrounding PURPA reform

  3. Examine the impact of the PJM MOPR decision

  4. Survey the current state of tax incentives

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Robert N. Freedman

Shearman and Sterling

Robert Freedman is co-head of the firm’s Energy Group and a partner in the Project Development & Finance practice.

He focuses on finance and development, asset acquisitions and dispositions, and complex work-outs and restructurings of infrastructure assets across the breadth of infrastructure sectors, including power, renewables and sustainable development, and transportation.

Robert’s clients include major corporations, private equity and other institutional investors, banks, and financial institutions.



  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude
  • Binghamton University, B.S., summa cum laude

Admissions & Courts

  • New York


  • Ranked Band 1 for Projects-USA-Nationwide (2020) by Chambers USA
Rated as “Highly Regarded” by IFLR1000 (2019, 2020)


Robert M.

Interesting updates on wind power financing. Thanks.

Carl K.

Truly excellent!

Catherine H.

thanks very much, great presenter with a nice manner who obviously knew his subject matter, and I appreciate the substantive slides that I can return to for reference rather than just an outline list - thanks again

Richard L.

Advanced level. Speaker is clearly an expert.

Catherine D.

Cutting Edge information in the age of Covid19

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