Renewable and Alternative Energy

For 100 years, Bowles Rice has been recognized as an industry leader in the region’s vast and ever-expanding energy sector, providing a full range of legal services associated with the development, financing and management of numerous large-scale energy-related projects.  As the industry shifts to include modern platforms for renewable and alternative energy, our experienced team stands ready to provide the proven counsel and assistance necessary to develop and support these initiatives.

Members of the Bowles Rice Renewable Energy team have actively participated in a wide variety of relative matters for clients in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky involving utility-scale solar and wind projects; hydroelectricity and pumped-storage hydropower (PSH); geothermal systems; and bioenergy resources. For matters such as these, we have assisted our clients with:

  • Project development and financing
  • Environmental and regulatory issues
  • Construction contracting and negotiating
  • General utility project engineering contracts
  • Public Service Commission siting certificates for exempt wholesale generating facilities
  • Landowner leasing
  • Stream and wetlands mitigation offset credit agreements
  • Nutrient offset credit agreements
  • Tax and credit issues, including working woodlands and carbon tax credits
  • Conservation easements
  • Government relations
  • Land brokerage
  • Transmission rights of way
  • Interconnection agreements
  • Bond and securities work
  • Litigation and alternative dispute resolution

A full-service firm, Bowles Rice is well-known and highly respected for its work in the energy sector. Often referred to as a "go-to" practice in the industry, our team approach ensures efficient and cost-effective representation. And with seven offices located in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Virginia, we are geographically well-positioned to assist clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic and surrounding regions.

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