Wind Energy Group

Modern wind technology has contributed to the steady growth of wind energy as an alternative energy source.  Technology, together with public demand and favorable legislative developments, has led to new opportunities in renewable energy markets.

Taft has a strong team of attorneys to advise clients on all things related to renewable energy and wind generation including:

  • Siting
  • Government Approvals
  • Land Development
  • Taxation
  • Government Sponsored Programs
  • Utility Regulation
  • Private land leases

We offer a complete package for this emerging with the depth and strength of our other practice areas, such as:

  • Environmental
  • Taxation
  • Utilities
  • Zoning
  • Government services

Our wind energy attorneys have knowledge of and are experienced in:

  • Drafting utility-specific legislation – Including the 2008 Wind Legislation
  • Representing clients before the Ohio Siting Power Board (OSPB) 
  • Utility real estate practice, including acquisition and land use regulation compliance
  • Financing, including bond issuances and rate-making
  • Representing local governments in adversarial proceedings before Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC)
  • Current and former elected state and local officials, experienced public administrators and other lawyers who have worked closely with all types of public entities, including state agencies, counties and special purpose public agencies