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Private sector partnerships help DoD meet goals for energy efficiency and renewable energy production

For the last two decades, federal agencies like the Department of Defense (DoD) have set mandates to reduce energy intensity, lower greenhouse gases and increase use of alternative energy sources. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) requires …

Guest Post: Electric Cooperative Partners with Lumber Company for Biomass Plant

Electric Cooperative Partners with Lumber Company for Biomass Plant

This blog post was provided by Flathead Electric Co-op.

Implementation of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between Flathead Electric Co-op and F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company will begin October 1…

Cooperative’s PPA Lawsuit Against G&T Remanded

A federal appellate court recently addressed a distribution cooperative’s lawsuit against a G&T cooperative with which it had a power purchase agreement.  Though the lawsuit alleged the G&T cooperative breached the PPA, the latest ruling focused on whether federal courts …

Electric Coop vs. Power Supplier: Feuding PPA Parties Illustrate “Real Life” Disputes Involving Common PPA Provisions

A 2008 case and its follow-up in 2011 addressed several issues arising from common provisions in power purchase agreements.  These issues involve spinning reserve requirements, dispatch rights, and the applicable heat rate formula.  The underlying dispute emphasizes the need to …

The Impact of Ambiguity in Construction and Engineering Contracts for Energy Projects

A July 31, 2012 ruling by a federal district court illustrates the importance of using clear provisions in contracts for energy construction.  The case centered on a developer’s argument that its contract with an engineering firm contained a performance guaranty …

AHC Attorney David Cook Presents Webinar on Power Purchase Agreements

AHC attorney David R. Cook will present a webinar regarding the legal and tax aspects of power purchase agreements (PPAs). Along with two other power industry professionals, he will address accounting and tax issues involved with PPAs.  In addition, David …

IRS Ruling Discusses Important Attributes of Power Purchase Agreements

In the context of renewable energy project development, power purchase agreements (“PPAs”) are the cornerstone upon which the project is built and operated.  PPAs are contracts through which the developer or ultimate owner of a project sells power generated by …