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Andrea W. Lucan

Partner
+1.310.552.5054
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Andrea Lucan is a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. She focuses her practice on project development and finance, with a particular emphasis on representing companies engaged in the development, financing, construction, and operation of solar power, wind power, energy storage, and other alternative energy projects.

Her experience extends to all elements of alternative energy development and finance, including merger and acquisition transactions, equity and debt financing, equipment purchase and sale agreements, and power purchase agreements.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Lucan was special counsel in the energy group of another law firm. In her early career, she worked in investment banking and structured finance.

Achievements

  • Southern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Energy, Legal 500, 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “Oil, Gas and Energy: Industry Trends and Best Practices,” Corporate Counsel Women of Color Twelfth Annual Career Strategies Conference, 21 September 2016
  • Moderator, “Renewable Energy and Energy Storage: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities,” Women in Power: Networking, Exploring and Fueling the Energy Economy,” K&L Gates Conference, 29 September 2016
  • Moderator, "The Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) and Western Integration -- Current Development and Ramifications," Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit, 22 March 2016
  • Chair, "Executive Briefing on Buying and Selling Wind Power Projects," Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit, 10 February 2015
  • Moderator, "Bridging the Valuation Gap," Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit, 10 February 2015
  • Representation of EnSync Energy Systems, an industry-leading supplier of advanced energy management solutions, in connection with the sale of a portfolio of renewable energy power generation and storage projects to a subsidiary of AEP. The projects are located on commercial sites in Hawaii. Also advised EnSync in creating a suite of form documents to streamline future transactions.
  • Representation of SunEdison in the financing via a joint venture with Dominion and development of the Three Cedars solar project, a 265 MW DC solar power project in Utah.
  • Negotiation of a power purchase agreement and related design/build/transfer agreement for an expansion to a 100MW wind project located in North Dakota.
  • Representation of renewable energy project development company in the acquisition of almost 4GW of solar development pipeline.
  • Representation of an investor in connection with the acquisition of three solar projects in Massachusetts.
  • Representation of an investor in the acquisition of a solar project in Colorado.
  • Representation of First Wind Energy in connection with the development of three utility scale solar projects in Hawaii.
  • Representation of SunPower Corporation in the development and sale of the 580 MW Antelope Valley photovoltaic solar project to affiliates of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company. This transaction was recognized as “2013 North American Solar Deal of the Year” by Project Finance Magazine.
  • Representation of BrightSource Energy in the development and financing of the 392 MW Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in San Bernardino County, California (including $1.6 billion in construction and permanent debt financing guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Energy under the Innovative Technology Loan Guaranty Program). This financing was the largest solar financing completed under this loan guaranty program. In 2012, this transaction was awarded “CSP Project of the Year” by Solar Power Generation USA.
  • Representation of NRG Energy in the acquisition of Solar Power Partners, a developer of distributed solar projects, which at the time of acquisition had over 30 MW of distributed solar projects in operation or under construction, and a pipeline of over 1,300 MW of projects in development located in California, Hawaii, Arizona, Connecticut, New Mexico, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Canada and Puerto Rico.
  • Representation of developer in connection with the development of a gas-fired project located in California.
  • Representation of developer in connection with the development of an energy storage project located in California.
  • Representation of a consortium of private equity companies consisting of Everstream Capital of San Francisco and New Energy Capital of Hanover, New Hampshire and North Sky Capital of Minneapolis, in a series of development loans to a large west coast based solar energy project developer. The loans represent a new and unique structure for funding development capital for utility scale solar projects.
  • Representation of Terra-Gen Power in a $140 million pre-construction financing for the first 150 MW phase of the Alta wind projects in California.
  • Representation of Everpower Wind Holding in connection with the sale of the 150 megawatt Alta Wind VI project (now Mustang Hills).
  • In-house representation of Northeast Wind Capital II, LLC, as borrower, in connection with a $320 million term loan B credit facility and $75 million letter of credit facility. The facilities refinanced Northeast Wind's existing corporate and project financings.