The Energy and Project Finance Group structures renewable energy and energy efficiency projects to take advantage of a wide variety of energy tax incentives. Our broad experience with the financial markets and knowledge of business and regulatory issues allow us to structure creditworthy projects that meet clients' business and tax objectives.

We represent developers and investors on a wide variety of renewable energy projects in which energy tax incentives are available. These projects include hydroelectric, wind, agricultural biomass, landfill gas, wood waste, and geothermal electric generation, as well as ethanol and biodiesel production facilities. We also advise large end-users on strategies to reduce energy costs, including utilizing available energy tax incentives related to increasing energy efficiency and/or producing renewable or alternative energy.

We have structured public-private partnerships, profit-nonprofit partnerships, tax equity partnerships, and lease structures that utilize all available federal and state energy tax incentives. These include production tax credits, investment tax credits, tax credits for manufacturers of advanced energy equipment, tax deductions for energy-efficient commercial buildings, and renewable energy improvement special tax assessments.

We also develop strategies to combine energy tax incentives with other tax credits, such as the NMTC, and funding sources, such as loan guarantees, grants, and subsidized loans, including tax-exempt bonds, Clean Renewable Energy Bonds, Gulf Opportunity Zone Bonds, and Recovery Zone Facility Bonds.


Patrick R. Gillard
Practice Leader
Tel 215.864.8536