Power and Renewables


Haynes and Boone has broad experience representing clients that are power generators, power marketers, retail electric providers, load-serving entities, qualified scheduling entities, and large industrial and commercial customers. We offer deep bench strength in the power sector from regulatory to transactional matters; including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions; asset acquisitions and divestitures
  • Power purchase agreements (wholesale and retail)
  • Fuel source acquisitions (coal, gas, feedstocks)
  • Joint ventures, partnerships, and strategic alliances
  • Project finance, financings, asset securitizations, and structured finance for lenders and borrowers
  • Infrastructure development
  • Acquisitions and project finance of electric generation and transmission assets
  • Tolling agreements and facility operations and maintenance agreements
  • Energy outsourcing agreements
  • Renewable energy credits agreements
  • Hedging agreements
  • Qualifying facility (QF) agreements
  • Qualified scheduling agreements including master and split generation
  • Federal, state and ISO/RTO compliance
  • NERC compliance


Haynes and Boone lawyers have a depth of knowledge about the coal industry. Our representations have included:

  • Negotiation and structuring of investments in coal mining and coal sales arrangements
  • Representation of clients in the acquisition and operation of open-pit and deep mine coal extraction operations
  • Negotiation of transportation agreements for coal mines and utility, power plant and industrial users of coal in both domestic and international transactions
  • Structuring, negotiation and financing of coal-fired electric power facilities
  • Negotiation of power purchase agreements for coal-fired power plants including to support project financing
  • Representation of clients in connection with IGCC development

Alternative Energy

Haynes and Boone’s experience representing clients in connection with alternative energy combines a long-term perspective with cutting-edge experience in current markets. Our involvement in renewable energy includes strategic planning and advice to clients with regard to both regulatory and commercial risks and mitigation strategies for those risks. We also represent new technology companies in connection with the development and commercialization of their technologies and their strategic relationships with investors and joint venture partners. Our experience relates to wind, solar, energy storage, hydro, geothermal, biodiesel, ethanol and landfill gas.

Our experience includes:

  • Regulation (state, federal and ISO/RTO)
  • Greenfield development
  • Permitting, environmental project services, NEPA, endangered species, wetlands and cultural resources
  • EPC Agreements
  • Wind turbine supply agreements
  • Solar panel/inverter agreements
  • Transmission and interconnection
  • Power purchase agreements including renewable attributes
  • Land acquisition
  • Debt and equity (including tax equity) financing
  • Wind turbine acquisition and balance of plant construction
  • Site reclamation and re-powering
  • Project acquisition and divestitures
  • Intellectual property

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