With offices throughout the country, Polsinelli attorneys are able to offer services in the key wind energy regions. We are currently involved in wind energy development projects in approximately 15 states.

Our attorneys’ vast experience in real estate, environmental, construction, land use, zoning, finance, regulatory, general business and litigation is an invaluable resource for meeting our clients’ objectives.

Recent examples of the firm’s wind energy experience include:

    • Representation of lenders in the financing of a portfolio of wind power assets totaling 299 MW of wind energy capacity in Kansas, with total project costs in excess of $475 million
    • Representation of a wind developer in the development, financing, construction and operation of a 300 MW wind project in Oklahoma
    • Representation of lenders in the $350 million financing of a 201 MW wind project in Kansas, with total project' costs in excess of $425 million
    • Representation of a wind developer in the development of a 300 MW wind project in Colorado
    • Representation of a wind developer in the development of multiple wind projects in Texas totaling more than 450 MW
    • Representation of lenders in the $352 million project' financing for a 150 MW wind project in Missouri
    • Representation of a wind developer in the $265 million financing of a 165 MW wind project' in Kansas, with total project costs in excess of $325
    • Representation of a wind developer in state regulatory matters related to the development, construction and operation of a 419 MW wind project in Kansas
    • Representation of a wind developer in the development, financing, construction and operation of a 200 MW wind project' in Kansas
    • Representation of a wind and solar developer with respect to obtaining approval by the Bureau of Indian Affairs for a wind and solar lease to be used on Federal reserved land in South Dakota
    • Served as lead counsel in the development and construction of one of the largest wind farms in Kansas. The total project size was approximately 250 MW. Polsinelli negotiated leasehold arrangements with more than 100 landowners that encompass nearly 30,000 acres in Lincoln and Ellsworth Counties, Kansas
    • Representation of lenders in the $352 million project financing for a 150 MW wind project in Missouri. The deal was one of the first transactions under which the investment tax credit grant proceeds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 were financed
    • Representation of a tax equity investor in $165 million acquisition and financing of 60 MW wind project in Nebraska
    • Representation of a wind developer in matters involving project finance, tax, enterprise zone, permitting and legislative affairs to multiple utility scale wind projects in Illinois
    • Representation of wind energy developer in the $240 million acquisition of 100 MW wind project in Kansas and developer’s negotiation of power purchase agreement with related utility
    • Representation of lender in its participation in a $170 million pre-construction bridge loan facility to fund the payment obligations under the project’s Turbine Supply Agreement for a 150 MW wind project to be built in California
    • Provide government affairs counsel to multiple renewable energy companies in various states including in Missouri for the Wind Coalition, an association of more than two dozen companies and public interest groups dedicated to the development of the country’s wind energy resources
    • Representation of lenders in the financing of a portfolio of wind power assets totaling 299 MW of wind energy capacity in Kansas, with total project costs in excess of $475 million.
    • Representation of a wind developer in the development, financing, construction, and operation of a 300 MW wind project in Oklahoma.
    • Representation of lenders in the $350 million financing of a 201 MW wind project in Kansas, with total project costs in excess of $425 million.
    • Representation of a wind developer in the development of a 300 MW wind project in Colorado.
    • Representation of a wind developer in the development of multiple wind projects in Texas totaling more than 450 MW.
    • Representation of lenders in the $352 million project financing for a 150 MW wind project in Missouri.
    • Representation of a wind developer in the $265 million financing of a 165 MW wind project in Kansas, with total project costs in excess of $325.
    • Representation of a wind developer in state regulatory matters related to the development, construction, and operation of a 419 MW wind project in Kansas.
    • Representation of a wind developer in the development, financing, construction, and operation of a 200 MW wind project' in Kansas.
    • Representation of a wind and solar developer with respect to obtaining approval by the Bureau of Indian Affairs for a wind and solar lease to be used on federal reserved land in South Dakota.
    • Served as lead counsel in the development and construction of one of the largest wind farms in Kansas. The total project size was approximately 250 MW. Polsinelli negotiated leasehold arrangements with more than 100 landowners that encompass nearly 30,000 acres in Lincoln and Ellsworth counties, Kansas.
    • Representation of lenders in the $352 million project financing for a 150 MW wind project in Missouri. The deal was one of the first transactions under which the investment tax credit grant proceeds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 were financed
    • Representation of a tax equity investor in $165 million acquisition and financing of 60 MW wind project in Nebraska.
    • Representation of a wind developer in matters involving project finance, tax, enterprise zone, permitting, and legislative affairs to multiple utility scale wind projects in Illinois.
    • Representation of wind energy developer in the $240 million acquisition of 100 MW wind project in Kansas and developer’s negotiation of power purchase agreement with related utility.
    • Representation of lender in its participation in a $170 million pre-construction bridge loan facility to fund the payment obligations under the project’s Turbine Supply Agreement for a 150 MW wind project to be built in California.
    • Provide government affairs counsel to multiple renewable energy companies in various states including in Missouri for the Wind Coalition, an association of more than two dozen companies and public interest groups dedicated to the development of the country’s wind energy resources.
    eAlerts Alerts
    On June 7th, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued an opinion that considers the propriety of two Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") orders pertaining to cost allocation for new transmission projects bringing renewable energy from remote locations in the Midwest to population centers.
    June 25, 2013