Holland & Hart represented Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Energy), one of the world’s largest privately-owned developers and operators of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects, in an $11 billion non-recourse financing for its SunZia Transmission and Wind Projects, which together constitute the largest clean energy infrastructure project in US history. The firm served as counsel to Pattern Energy in Arizona and New Mexico in connection with both the financing of the projects, as well as Pattern Energy’s earlier acquisition of the project company.
SunZia Transmission is a 550-mile HVDC transmission line between central New Mexico and south-central Arizona with the ability to transport 3,000 MW of electricity across Western states. SunZia Transmission will deliver clean power generated by Pattern Energy’s 3,515 MW SunZia Wind facility, the largest wind project in the Western Hemisphere, which is being constructed across Torrance, Lincoln, and San Miguel Counties in New Mexico. Upon completion, the projects will bring clean power to 3 million Americans and over $20 billion in expected economic impacts.
The Holland & Hart transactional team was led by renewable energy attorneys Bradley Boodt and Bradley Flynt, with assistance from Thomas Balmat, Stephanie Holder, Andrew Folkerth, Christopher Martin, Eric Brown, Meghan McGregor, Addison Fairchild, Tori Osler, Andy LeMieux, Erin Nave, Conor Willadson, Austin Jensen, Austin Rueschhoff, Thor Nelson, Laurie Friedman, Matthew Ochs, Zara Guinard, Hilary Vaughn, Judd West, William Myers, and Matthew Dolphay.
For more information, please see Pattern Energy’s press release.
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