Clean Energy Project Development and Finance


Course Code:
LAW 2509
Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail


(Formerly Law 774) This case study-oriented course will focus on the critical skills needed to evaluate, develop, finance (on a non-recourse basis), and complete standalone energy and infrastructure projects. The primary course materials will be documents from several representative projects — e.g., solar, wind, storage, carbon capture, transmission, combined heat & power — covering key areas including market and feasibility studies, environmental permitting and regulatory decisions, financial disclosure from bank and bond transactions, and construction, input, and offtake contracts. For virtually every clean energy project, legal documents and financial/business models tend to highly customized. By examining actual projects and transactions we can learn how developers, financiers, and lawyers work to get deals over the finish line–deals that meet the demands of the market, the requirements of the law, and (sometimes) broader societal goals, in particular climate change, economic competitiveness, and energy security. Elements used in grading: Class Participation (35 %), Lecture-based Assignment (15 %), Group Project (50 %). Absences affect grade. Also open to engineering graduate students. CONSENT APPLICATION: To apply for this course, students must complete and submit a Consent Application Form available on the SLS website (Click Courses at the bottom of the homepage and then click Consent of Instructor Forms). See Consent Application Form for instructions and submission deadline. Cross-listed with Graduate School of Business (GSBGEN 335).

Current Offerings

2017-2018 Winter

Clean Energy Project Development and Finance LAW 2509 Section 01 Class #31376

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent 15
  • Thu
  • Room: GSB Class of 1968 106

Past Offerings

2016-2017 Winter

2015-2016 Winter

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