Energy Transactions

Catalog No.: 223

Course Description:

This two-unit course will train students in transactional work and permitting issues associated with electricity regulation, energy markets, and the development of renewable energy sources, including solar, wind, and geothermal. These issues, given the rapid growth of the renewable energy industry in California as well as the rest of the United States have become increasingly important a traditional business law practice.  California is currently the top state in the country for solar energy production, and the amount of solar capacity in the state is expected to grow significantly in the future. The state’s geothermal resources rank it second in the nation for geothermal power generation, while its wind industry also makes significant contributions to the electricity grid.  The course will illustrate transactional and permitting issues in the context of both national and California regulation of renewable energy and energy transactions needed to deliver power to the grid, including issues associated with both utility-scale and rooftop renewable projects.