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Christopher Gladbach counsels clients in energy M&A, project development, tax equity and project finance transactions. Chris works with energy clients in structuring complex equity and debt investments, advises both buyers and sellers in the power sector in mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures, and on the development of large-scale energy projects. He assists his clients in mitigating and allocating risk associated with these transactions in conjunction with achieving their primary business and financial objectives. Read Christopher Gladbach's full bio.
Defense Innovation Unit Air Force Solicitation: Opportunities for Renewable Energy and Energy Storage Project Sponsors
By Christopher Gladbach and Dominique J. Torsiello on Mar 31, 2023
Posted In Project Development and Finance, Renewables
Large, utility-scale US Department of Defense (DoD) renewable energy projects, which have not been pursued by the DoD for more than six years, may finally be back. The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) is actively seeking solutions that would allow the US Department of the Air Force to deploy renewable energy systems and accompanying energy-resilient projects...
Key Takeaways | Clean Hydrogen Producers Get a Big Boost from the Inflation Reduction Act
By Heather Cooper, Christopher Gladbach and Allison Perlman on Oct 21, 2022
Posted In Project Development and Finance, Renewables, Tax
Green hydrogen is a developing industry in the United States. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA), which includes $369 billion in energy and climate spending, even introduces a clean hydrogen production tax credit (PTC) and broadens the existing investment tax credit (ITC) to apply to hydrogen projects. During the latest webinar in our Navigating...
Key Takeaways | Finding and Structuring Development Capital for Renewable Platforms and Projects
By Christopher Gladbach and Joel A. Hugenberger on Jan 21, 2022
Posted In Project Development and Finance, Renewables
During the latest webinar in our Energy Transition series, McDermott Partners Christopher Gladbach and Joel Hugenberger hosted Angel Fierro, managing partner of PLEXUS Solutions, and Jorge Vargas, managing partner & co-founder of Aspen Power Partners, to discuss what financing is available to fund the development of projects before they reach notice to proceed (NTP). They...
International News: Spotlight on the Energy Industry
By Ranajoy Basu, Mark Fennessy, Carl J. Fleming, Christopher Gladbach, Parker A. Lee, Sunay Radia, Hendrik Viaene, Merrick White, Saniya Ahmed, Alexander Andronikou, Seth B. Doughty, Elle Hayes, Dominique J. Torsiello and Karolien Van der Putten on Oct 5, 2021
Posted In Environmental, EU Developments, Natural Gas, Project Development and Finance, Renewables, U.S. Congress
US RENEWABLES: INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES PERSIST IN UNCONVENTIONAL PLACES Christopher Gladbach | Seth B. Doughty Apart from a few challenges, the sellers’ market in renewable energy is accelerating under the Biden administration, leading international investors to seek opportunities in non-traditional investments. Read more. ————————————————————————————————————————— THE US $2.3 TRILLION AMERICAN JOBS INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN Elle Hayes | Dominique...
Biden Administration Explores Offshore Wind Development in the Gulf of Mexico
By Carl J. Fleming, Christopher Gladbach, Elle Hayes and Dominique J. Torsiello on Jun 9, 2021
Posted In Project Development and Finance, Renewables, U.S. Congress
Earlier this week, the Biden Administration announced its intent to consider further expansion of offshore wind development in the Gulf of Mexico. This announcement comes two weeks after the Biden Administration announced an agreement to lease almost 400 miles off California’s northern and central coasts for wind development. Potential offshore wind leasing in the Gulf...
Biden Administration Advances California Offshore Wind Development
By Carl J. Fleming, Christopher Gladbach and Elle Hayes on May 26, 2021
Posted In Featured, Project Development and Finance, Renewables, U.S. Congress
On May 25, 2021, the Biden Administration announced an agreement to lease almost 400 miles off California’s northern and central coasts for offshore wind development. The announcement expands on the recent approval of the first major offshore wind project in US waters. In an effort to decarbonize US power generation, the administration noted, “These initial...
Key Takeaways: Decoding the Future Value of Behind-the-Meter Load for Cryptocurrency and Computing: A Conversation with Compute North Executives
By Edward Zaelke and Christopher Gladbach on May 6, 2021
Posted In Power Markets, Renewables
On May 5, McDermott Will & Emery partners Ed Zaelke and Chris Gladbach hosted P.J. Lee, Dave Perrill and Jeff Jackson of Compute North to discuss the relationship between the rapidly expanding computing and cryptocurrency industries and the power sector. Below are the key takeaways from the webinar: Compute North’s business model focuses on the...
Five Takeaways: The Energy Market in 2021 – From Crisis to Opportunity
By Edward Zaelke and Christopher Gladbach on Feb 15, 2021
Posted In Enforcement Defense, FERC, Power Markets, Renewables, Tax, U.S. Congress
The energy market has undergone significant change in the past 12 months, with even more on the horizon. Our webinar series explores how these changes have shaped—and will continue to impact—the energy industry, including discussions of what’s to come. Our latest webinar featured Greg Wetstone, president and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy...
$40 Billion Available through Biden’s Department of Energy’s Loan Program Office for Innovative Technologies
By Christopher Gladbach, Jacob Hollinger, Joel A. Hugenberger and Seth B. Doughty on Jan 28, 2021
Posted In Environmental, Project Development and Finance, Renewables
With Democrats taking over the White House and the Senate, many eyes are on climate change and the role that the federal government can take to combat it. A variety of proposals have been floated about the best way for Congress to enact legislation to help in the fight against climate change, but certain actions...
Five Takeaways: Utility Acquisition of Renewable Projects – A Discussion of the Legal and Tax Issues Regarding Utilities, Developers and Tax Equity
By Heather Cooper, Carl J. Fleming, Christopher Gladbach, Debra A. Harrison, Joel A. Hugenberger, Philip Tingle and Edward Zaelke on Dec 4, 2020
Posted In Power Markets, Project Development and Finance, Renewables, Tax
Increasingly, utilities are replacing older generation fleets with more cost-effective generation technologies. Renewables are cost-competitive alternatives in this effort for a number of reasons, including the current tax incentives. A utility’s acquisition of a renewable asset presents many issues not otherwise present in a non-utility acquisition, particularly if the utility intends to include its investment...