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Baker Botts Represents EDPR in Partnership with Google on 500 MWAC Environmental Justice Program


NEW YORK, April 24, 2023 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international technology, energy and life sciences law firm, is representing EDPR NA Distributed Generation LLC (EDPR NA DG), the distributed generation (DG) business unit of EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA), which partnered with Google on a framework agreement supporting more than 80 distributed solar PV projects totaling 500 MWAC. The deal aligns with an environmental justice program benefiting over 25,000 families in low-to-moderate income (LMI) communities—with an initial focus on projects in the PJM Interconnection service area, which stretches from New Jersey to Ohio. The initial projects will be built in Ohio, where Google operates a data center campus in New Albany and Google Cloud region in Columbus.

The unparalleled transaction with Google marks the largest corporate sponsorship of distributed solar development in the United States, according to data from S&P Global and BloombergNEF.

EDPR’s press release can be found here.

Baker Botts Lawyers/Offices involved:

Global Projects: Ellen Friedman (Partner, New York), Emil Barth (Partner, Washington, D.C.), Allie Hemmings (Associate, Washington, D.C.), Darion Johnston (San Francisco)

Tax: Chad Silliman, (Senior Associate, Houston)

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