Power Finance & Risk recently brought together John LeontiKrish KoomarJavier Cavada Camino, Mike LorussoClaus Hertel and Santosh Raikar for a virtual discussion on one of the hottest topics in energy infrastructure today – storage.

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On May 28, 2020, Treasury and the IRS issued Proposed Regulations under Section 45Q of the Code, which provides for a production tax credit for persons who physically or contractually ensure the capture and disposal of qualified carbon oxide. The Proposed Regulations address the requirements for capture and disposal, the use of qualified carbon oxide as a tertiary injectant in a qualified enhanced oil or natural gas recovery project, and the utilization of qualified carbon oxide in a manner that qualifies for the credit. The IRS previously requested comments on issues arising under Section 45Q in Notice 2019-32. On March 9, 2020, the IRS published Revenue Procedure 2020-12, which provides a safe harbor for allocating Section 45Q credits in a partnership flip structure and Notice 2020-12, which provides guidance on when construction of a carbon capture facility or carbon capture equipment has begun.
Continue Reading Treasury and IRS Issue Long-Awaited Proposed Regulations for Section 45Q Production Tax Credits for Qualified Carbon Sequestration

On May 27, 2020, the IRS issued Notice 2020-41, which provides much-anticipated relief for delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic with respect to the “beginning of construction” requirements for renewable energy projects eligible for the production tax credit (“PTC”) or investment tax credit (“ITC”).
Continue Reading IRS Extends Continuity Safe Harbor and Provides Safe Harbor Delivery Deadline for Renewable Energy Projects

On Thursday, May 21, attorneys from our Capital Projects & Infrastructure and Energy practices hosted a webinar on the topic of build transfer agreements. During the hour-long discussion John Leonti, Justin Boose, Todd Coles and Vaughn Morrison discussed topics, including:

  • Origins of build-transfer for traditional generation assets
  • Application to different renewable technologies
  • Varying

Speakers:
Matthew H. Adler, Partner, Pepper Hamilton
Coburn R. Beck, Partner, Troutman Sanders
John T. Bradley, Partner, Troutman Sanders
Joanna J. Cline, Partner, Pepper Hamilton
Sean Ehni, Associate, Troutman Sanders

Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton are producing a series of podcasts to discuss litigation topics that have been brought to

On May 1, 2020, President Trump issued Executive Order No. 13920 (“Executive Order”) prohibiting Federal agencies and U.S. persons from engaging in certain “transactions” defined thereunder—specifically, acquiring, importing, transferring, or installing certain items defined in the Executive Order as “bulk-power system electric equipment”—with “foreign adversaries.” Such equipment classifications and types are specified in the order

Authors:
Hugh M. McDonald, Partner, Troutman Sanders
Deborah Kovsky-Apap, Partner, Pepper Hamilton
Andrew L. Buck, Associate, Troutman Sanders

Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings are up 12% year-over-year from 2019, largely due to the COVID-19 crisis. Many companies are filing expressly in order to sell their assets, while others are dual-tracking standalone reorganizations with sale processes. Bankruptcy sales offer significant opportunities and advantages to strategic and financial buyers who are open to acquiring distressed assets. This high-level overview answers key questions about the bankruptcy sale process. For further information, please feel free to contact the authors.


Continue Reading Bankruptcy Asset Sales: A Primer

As we help our clients navigate the impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Troutman Sanders has authored two Frequently Asked Question summaries particularly relevant to energy and infrastructure projects: one on Renewable Energy and Infrastructure and another on Force Majeure.

As COVID-19 continues to spread, Pepper Hamilton LLP and Troutman Sanders LLP have developed