Murtha Cullina LLP has a comprehensive and integrated Renewable Energy practice offering clients significant expertise with the transactional, energy and environmental regulatory, real estate corporate, finance, and legislative policy aspects of renewable energy, community solar and microgrid power generation. We provide extensive legal services for renewable energy companies, real estate owners, municipalities, investors, and lenders in developing renewable energy projects including distributed and utility-scale solar photovoltaic systems, wind farms, biofuel systems, hydropower systems, fuel cells and combined heat and power and commercial geothermal systems, and microgrids in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and across New England.
The firm regularly advises municipalities and state authorities on all necessary aspects of renewable energy and microgrid development. This includes developing requests for proposals and reviewing project proposals to drafting and negotiating complex power purchase agreements, performance guarantee agreements, site leases, interconnection agreements, finance agreements, construction agreements, easement agreements, and operation and maintenance agreements.
The firm understands the importance of financial incentives for municipal renewable energy and microgrid projects. Our attorneys actively counsel municipalities on project implications and benefits of state incentive programs, including the ZREC and LREC Program, Municipal Virtual Net Metering Program, Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Program, and the Microgrid Grant Program.
Financing is an essential component of energy project development and our attorneys have the skills, knowledge and resources to successfully assist our clients throughout the entire process. We coordinate, advise and work with the investors and developers, capitalize on financing and tax incentives, assist in preparing and reviewing letters of intent and term sheets, draft and review documentation, identify and analyze risks, ensure compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements, and prepare legal opinions. We are committed to helping our clients move their projects forward efficiently and in a cost efficient manner.