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Kirsten brings a wealth of industry-specific knowledge to renewable energy clients engaged in corporate transactions and project development.

Kirsten advises clients in the renewable energy industry on a variety of general corporate matters and wind and solar project development challenges. She is skilled at managing due diligence reviews of wind and solar projects; negotiating and drafting lease, option, and easement agreements; reviewing and revising purchase and sale agreements and disclosure schedules; and coordinating title curative efforts, including reviewing surveys and drafting encroachment agreements. Kirsten is deeply involved in the industry and conversant with the applicable state and federal regulatory regime that governs renewable energy. She enjoys getting the tough assignments and routinely researches and analyzes complex issues to determine the best approach to regulatory compliance, while keeping her clients’ goals and objectives top of mind.

Few propositions are as much of a win-win for both the holders of mortgages and the developers of renewable energy projects as non-disturbance and attornment agreements.

First, let’s review why a non-disturbance agreement is necessary. A lot of work goes into the design and layout of a renewable energy project, including studies and tests conducted to determine the feasibility of the land.
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In March 2022, Pacific Gas & Electric (“PG&E”) announced a partnership with General Motors to create a bidirectional electric vehicle (“EV”) charging program in California that would allow homes and small businesses to be powered in part, by charged EVs located on site.  The principal supplier of electricity in northern California, PG&E and General Motors, announced a Summer 2022 pilot program to test electric vehicle-to-grid and vehicle-to-home systems to improve electric reliability and increasingly satisfy consumer demand.
Continue Reading California’s Bidirectional Electric Vehicle Residential Charging Program