Overview

Chris Kolosov is a partner in the Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance Team in the firm's Los Angeles office.

Areas of Practice

Chris concentrates her practice in energy project development, financing, sales and acquisitions, and in regulatory matters before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).

Chris represents developers and owners in the negotiation of power purchase agreements, renewable energy credit purchase and sale agreements, engineering, procurement and construction agreements, equipment supply agreements, operations and maintenance agreements, shared facilities agreements, and development services, construction management and asset management agreements, and she oversees project document diligence on behalf of financing parties. She represents buyers and sellers in the acquisition and disposition of development stage and operating energy generation and storage projects. She also regularly represents investor-owned water utilities in regulatory proceedings before the CPUC.

Experience

Experience

Representative Experience

  • Representation of an independent power producer as the seller under a power purchase agreement for a 26 MW geothermal facility located in California, delivering energy to a community choice aggregator.
  • Representation of a mining company in the negotiation of an engineering, procurement and construction agreement for a 130 MWac solar facility that will power mining operations.
  • Representation of an independent power producer as the seller under three virtual power purchase agreements for solar facilities located in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana, delivering energy into the PJM market.
  • Representation of a purchaser in the acquisition of an operating 20 MW battery storage facility and assets for a second 20 MW battery storage facility in early development.
  • Representation of a developer in the procurement of ITC safe harbor equipment for a large portfolio of solar projects.
  • Representation of lenders in connection with construction loan and letter of credit facilities for the repowering of an approximately 418 MW wind power project located in Texas, including review of interconnection, turbine supply and warranty service and maintenance arrangements.
  • Representation of a seller in connection with the sale of a 130 MW solar project located in Texas to a Korean purchaser.
  • Representation of lenders in connection with a construction, tax equity bridge loan, term loan and letter of credit facility for a 105 MWac solar facility contracted to sell electricity and renewable energy credits to a California community choice aggregator, including review of power purchase, equipment supply, engineering, procurement and construction, operation and maintenance, interconnection, interconnection co‑tenancy and shared facility arrangements.
  • Representation of an independent power producer as the seller under a firmed and shaped energy power purchase agreement for a 250 MW solar facility located in Texas.
  • Representation of an investor in power purchase agreement diligence review and the negotiation of development services agreements, operation and maintenance agreements, and engineering, procurement and construction agreements in connection with the acquisition of a portfolio of solar projects in located in South Carolina and Texas.
  • Representation of a sponsor in connection with an equity sale and the construction and tax equity financings of a portfolio of two wind power (approximately 151 and 50 MW) and one photovoltaic solar project (approximately 15 MW), each located in Texas.
  • Representation of an infrastructure investment fund in the purchase and construction and tax equity financings of an approximately 232 MW wind power project located in Texas, including the negotiation of project documents, including, among others, balance of plant construction, construction management, wind turbine storage and transportation, operation and maintenance, and asset management agreements.
  • Representation of a regulated water utility in cost of capital proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission.
  • Representation of a water and electric utility company in connection with its application before the California Public Utilities Commission requesting authorization to reorganize the electric division into a separate electric utility company.

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Education

J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2009, Order of the Coif

B.S., Northwestern University, 1992, cum laude

Admissions

  • California
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