Qualified Energy Facilities

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Renewable Energy Tax Credits: Recent IRS Notice Favorable to the Renewable Energy Industry

On May 5, 2016, the IRS released new guidance regarding the renewable energy production tax credit (“PTC”) and energy investment tax credit (“ITC”) which most in the renewable energy industry will find favorable. ...more

New Production Tax Credit “Beginning of Construction” Advice From the IRS

The IRS recently issued Notice 2016-31, providing further guidance regarding the “beginning of construction” requirement for the production tax credit (PTC) under Section 45 of the Internal Revenue Code and the investment tax...more

New Jersey Launches Energy Resilience Bank

New Jersey has recently launched the New Jersey Energy Resilience Bank (ERB), a public infrastructure bank focusing on energy resilience. As part of Governor Christie’s continuing efforts to minimize the impact of future...more

FERC Proposes to Approve NERC Physical Security Standard

In proposing to approve NERC’s new Physical Security Reliability Standard, FERC also seeks the ability to identify facilities that must be protected....more

FERC Amends Open-Access Requirements for Interconnection Facilities

New proposals aim to reduce regulatory burden on generation developers. On May 15, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the Commission) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) that proposes to...more

Solar Power Facilities & Sales Tax Exemptions in New York State

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance recently published an advisory opinion that explains how a sales tax exemption applies to equipment and related services used in a solar power facility. New York’s sales...more

IRS Construction Deadline Guidance Highlights Disparate Treatment of Renewable Energy Technologies

The IRS recently released guidance in the form of an IRS Notice implementing a rule change under the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 concerning the construction deadline that renewable energy facilities must meet to...more

IRS Releases Guidance on Beginning Construction for Production Tax Credit and Investment Tax Credit

A qualified facility is eligible to receive a renewable electricity production tax credit (PTC) or energy investment tax credit in lieu of the PTC if construction of the facility begins before January 1, 2014. Qualified...more

IRS Releases “Start Construction” Guidance for Renewable Energy Facilities

Long-awaited guidance regarding eligibility for production or investment tax credits largely tracks guidance under the Section 1603 cash grant program....more

IRS Issues Notice on "Beginning of Construction" Requirement for PTC and ITC Purposes

On April 15, 2013, the IRS released Notice 2013-29, which addresses the requirement that construction of a qualified facility must begin before January 1, 2014, in order to be eligible for the renewable electricity production...more

Energy Alert: IRS Identifies Two "Begun Construction" Standards To Qualify For Two Tax Credit Opportunities

The renewable electricity production tax credit and the energy investment tax credit currently offer taxpayers a tax credit for energy produced from qualified facilities. For the PTC, the tax credit covers a ten-year period....more

Developers Rejoice! IRS Issues “Begun Construction” Guidance

On April 15, 2013, the IRS released Notice 2013-29 addressing the eligibility for certain alternative energy projects to qualify for the renewable electricity production tax credit (PTC) under section 45 of the Tax Code. This...more

"IRS Guidance on the Commencement of Construction Requirements for Tax Credits for Qualified Energy Facilities"

On April 15, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service released Notice 2013-29 (Notice), which established guidelines and a safe harbor to determine when construction has begun on a “qualified facility” for purposes of the renewable...more

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