The lawyers in our Energy Practice Group have a diverse array of experience, backgrounds and skillsets directly applicable to the domestic and international energy sectors, including electric power generation, combined heat & power (CHP) plants, renewables (solar, wind and biomethane), district energy/thermal facilities, energy-efficiency projects, midstream projects, E&P projects and upstream projects. Barton attorneys have represented domestic and international energy industry clients on project buildouts, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, fund formation and fund investor matters, operations, governmental regulations, governance, litigation and related matters.
We are conversant with regulations and rules of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and regional transmission organizations, including PJM Interconnection L.L.C. and Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), and have extensive experience working on state and federal legal and regulatory issues impacting the electric power and thermal energy industries, including those facing owner-operators of CHP facilities.
Our attorneys have worked on projects providing electricity and thermal energy to a variety of commercial and industrial customers, assisting a Mexican independent energy developer in a private equity transaction related to a Mexican natural gas pipeline that interconnected with U.S. gas distribution systems to provide natural gas in Mexico, a greenfield acquisition of a 3,000 MW utility-scale solar farm project in the southwestern United States, various gas-fired power plant acquisitions for a U.S.-based private equity fund, a joint venture to source large energy projects in China and dozens of engineering, procurement & construction projects for U.S. and overseas projects. We also have recent experience in the negotiation of agreements for the purchase and sale of energy, including from solar and other renewable sources.