Alternative Renewable Energy
Renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power are the future of the industry.
As fast-growing sectors in the energy field, these sources often pose regulatory and financial hurdles for energy companies and other entities involved in their construction and operation.
At Hinkle Shanor LLP, we are committed to partnering with clients in overcoming those hurdles and advancing alternative sources of energy. Our attorneys possess the industry insight necessary for navigating complex legal issues. We routinely represent public utilities, electric cooperatives, investment and financial firms and other businesses involved in the renewable energy industry. We understand our clients’ needs, and we draw on in-depth knowledge of the law to provide tactical guidance.
Our natural resources practice draws on a solid legacy of experience spanning more than a century.
Wind power is a significant source of renewable energy in the Southwest. Nationwide, wind energy supplies approximately 4 percent of the country’s electricity.* Establishing, operating and maintaining wind farms requires navigating numerous legal issues in overlapping areas of law.
Our firm assists clients with the diverse legal issues associated with acquiring, constructing and operating wind farms. We offer legal guidance in:
- Siting facilities and infrastructure
- Structuring transactions and financing
- Drafting and negotiating power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements, operation agreements and other contracts
- Navigating real estate, land use, zoning and regulatory matters
- Procuring turbines and securing permits
The vast potential of solar energy has only begun to be harnessed. Our firm is proud to stand at the forefront of innovations in this fast-growing field, having been involved in establishing New Mexico’s largest solar energy farm. Our lawyers offer comprehensive legal guidance in all areas of solar energy.
Please contact the firm to learn more about our renewable energy practice. We serve clients throughout the Permian Basin in New Mexico.
*Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly (August 2013)