Akin Gump has substantial experience in energy efficiency, smart grid projects and energy performance contracting, which is enhanced by Akin Gump’s experience in related areas including communications and information technology, intellectual property, environment and natural resources, global project finance, tax, public law and policy and national security matters. Our practice in all of these areas of law enables us to provide clients with a comprehensive range of services.
We represent clients who actively participate in the development and deployment of smart grid and energy efficiency technologies. We also advise businesses and public entities on related policies, including the impact that such policies have on the energy industry, generally, and on company-specific business strategy and development.
We also have significant experience advising on energy performance contracting matters, guaranteed energy savings performance contracts and matters involving incentive schemes for energy reduction. This includes assisting in contractual arrangements to ensure flexible programs that allow for building improvements, reduction in energy costs, creation of a more comfortable workplace and meeting environmental goals.