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Renewable Energy Development & Construction

Our energy team represents developers, contractors, suppliers, and service companies in all aspects of energy development – from early-stage land acquisition through construction to long-term asset operation. Whether wind, solar, battery storage, or transmission, we help clients achieve results—turning energy into outcomes.

Our Approach

Winthrop & Weinstine’s energy development and construction clients strive for success in a multi-faceted industry. Our multi-disciplinary expertise helps them achieve it. Our energy transactional specialists offer knowledge and perspective gained from years of closing deals, as well as the wisdom of our colleagues in our regulatory and environmental, dispute resolution, corporate, and real estate practice areas. This integrated approach to complex energy transactions results in lower costs and quicker closings.

Clients Include

  • Renewable energy developers
  • Transmission and infrastructure developers
  • Construction companies
  • Lenders
  • Investors
  • Utilities


  • Land Acquisition
  • Project Development
  • Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Construction, Equipment Procurement & Supply
  • Project Operations & Maintenance
  • Certificate of Need, Siting and Routing Proceedings
  • Compliance Filings
  • Power Purchase Agreements

Notable Experience

  • Counsel to project owner in connection with negotiation of a master O&M Agreement for 245 megawatts of wind projects across the U.S.
  • Counsel to developer in connection with its debt and equity financing of a 200 MW Kansas wind farm
  • Advising purchaser in the acquisition of 26 MW operating solar farm in Guam
  • Negotiation of a 100 MW wind energy power purchase agreement
  • Negotiation of a $74MM solar module supply agreement
  • Negotiation of a $60MM 210-mile Montana high-voltage transmission line
  • Counsel to supplier in its 2020 negotiation of supply agreements for $50MM of battery modules and balance-of-plant equipment
  • Counsel to supplier in its negotiation of 20MW / 80MWh battery energy storage agreement
  • Counsel to project owner in connection with its 10 MW/ 10MWh battery storage facility in Texas, including negotiation of supply agreement, BOP agreement, and long-term services agreement
  • Counsel to supplier in its negotiation of 88MW / 352MWh battery energy storage agreement and performance guarantee
  • Counsel to developer on negotiation of ten “solar-as-a-service” agreements with Midwestern educational institutions
  • Counsel to investor-owned utility in negotiation of an 80 MW solar energy power purchase agreement
  • Counsel to purchaser in connection with its acquisition of an nine-project portfolio of operating Texas wind farms

Bold Perspectives


Eminent Domain, Easements, and Right of Ways for Oil Pipelines

Co-presenter. Association of Oil Pipelines Annual Business Conference. Denver, CO.