In part two of our discussion on offshore wind development in the United States, Chadbourne counsel Kat Gamache delves into the complex regulations that developers of US offshore wind projects should consider. Topics discussed include the Jones Act, the Public Utility Holding Company Act (PUHCA), and the recent Supreme Court ruling in Hughes v. Talen Energy Marketing. Kat also covers some of the challenges that these projects face when securing long-term, fixed-price power purchase agreements (PPAs) and government permits. To learn more about PUHCA, please see Kat’s recent article, Traps for the Unwary: PUHCA.
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