Welcome to Powerline Connections, the podcast of the energy team at McDermott Will & Emery, a global, full-service law firm. The energy market is constantly evolving due to technology advances, funding access and regulation updates. Join McDermott’s energy team as we host industry leaders and insiders to discuss the complex legal challenges investors face and how to find business opportunities to power your future. Check out our blog at EnergyBusinessLaw.com.
Finding and Structuring Development Capital for Renewable Platforms and Projects
Early to mid-stage development of renewables projects can be expensive. In this episode, learn more about the different type of sources of development capital available to renewables developers, the project or platform criteria for these types of capital, and the challenges to developers and financiers in structuring these products.
Guest Speaker: by Angel Fierro, managing partner of PLEXUS Solutions
McDermott Speakers: Chris Gladbach and Joel Hugenberger
The Growth of Early Stage Technology Company Investment and Development in Energy and Oil and Gas
In this episode, we explore how technology is affecting the energy industry. From the industrial internet of things, to investor focus, and even in traditional oil and gas, learn how technology will continue to impact conventional and renewable energy companies.
Guest Speaker: Nadine Herrwerth, managing director at TWTG, and BJ Walker, managing director at Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co
McDermott Speakers: Parker A. Lee and Shawn Helms
Legislative Update on Renewable Energy Tax Incentives
Legislative activity regarding renewable energy tax incentives has taken center stage. During this episode, we explore how this will affect current tax credits, the status of the federal proposals and more.
Guest Speaker: Bill Parsons, COO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)
McDermott Speakers: Phil Tingle and Heather Cooper
Lender Outlook on the Debt Financing of Renewables and Transactions
In this episode, we discuss the current outlook of leading lenders in the US renewables and transactions space. More specifically, we explore the state of debt market support for the growing range of renewable power generation and clean energy infrastructure projects, the financing market for renewable projects, as well as the impact of the current supply chain delays and inflationary pressures.
Guest Speaker: Paul Pace, SVP and team leader at KeyBank, and Andrew Chen, managing director at CIT
McDermott Speakers: Robert da Silva Ashley and John Bridge
Conventional Energy Companies Pivot to Renewables
How will traditional energy companies compete as the world transitions to renewable energy? In this episode, our energy leaders offer insight and assess the future for conventional energy companies, including key issues surrounding decarbonization and current tax credit frameworks.
Guest Speaker: Michael Hanson, managing director of energy transition at Truist Securities
McDermott Speakers: Jack Langlois and Philip Tingle
The Latest Merger Control Developments Under the Biden Administration
The Biden administration has placed an emphasis on antitrust enforcement that will create meaningful implications for future transactions, as well as those already consummated. In this episode, learn who the new leaders at the FTC and DOJ Antitrust Division are and how their approach to antitrust enforcement is already changing merger review process.
McDermott Speakers: Kevin Brophy, Lesli Esposito and Matt Evola