Emily Streett helps electric cooperatives, municipal utilities, and independent energy parties with their business transactions and project development and finance matters as well as their related regulatory, tax, and general corporate issues.
Emily has extensive experience assisting clients in negotiating power purchases—using traditional agreements and the many types of “master agreements” (EEI, ISDA, etc.)—and in financing, purchasing and developing power projects. She also has experience negotiating hedging, energy management, and natural gas transactions.
Emily’s project development and construction experience includes negotiating ownership arrangements, financing, construction and equipment procurement contracts, fuel supply and delivery arrangements, and interconnection and transmission agreements, RFPs, regulatory developments, and dispute resolution. She has been involved with projects financed using tax incentives, commercial lending, and loans from the Rural Utilities Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Drawing on her tax education and experience, Emily recommends for clients organizational and contracting structures designed to minimize business disruptions while allowing them to accomplish various objectives, including minimizing taxation, preserving tax-exempt status, maximizing access to financing or tax incentive programs, isolating business or regulatory risks, and complying with regulatory and regional transmission organization requirements.
With decades of experience in Washington, DC, Emily has assisted businesses in a variety of regulated industries in policy proposals and debates and in dealing with federal administrative and regulatory laws, including drafting arguments for a U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel deliberation to resolve a dispute between the Departments of Treasury and Transportation over the administration of a federal program.