HOUSTON – In its latest high-profile renewable energy transaction, a team of Pillsbury lawyers led by Energy/Infrastructure/Projects team co-leader Mona Dajani together with fellow team attorneys Irina Tsveklova and Shellka Arora-Cox, represented Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems on its transaction to construct three first-of-its-kind utility scale energy storage battery projects in Texas.
Working with Powin Energy and Key Capture Energy, MHPS will build three utility-scale battery energy storage systems (BESS) based on lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries totaling 200 megawatts. MHPS is using a ‘custom solution’ to provide turnkey engineering, procurement and construction and long-term service support for all direct current equipment, power conversion systems and high voltage substations related to the projects.
These BESS projects continue Mitsubishi’s history of strategic partnerships and expand MHPS’s presence in the ERCOT while fortifying its technology-driven “Change in Power” for clean energy solutions. The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group Companies have been leading the investment in lower carbon intensive energy technology in the state of Texas which includes 2 gigawatts (GW) of on-shore wind generation, 1.3 GW of natural gas generation and the world’s largest post-combustion carbon dioxide capture project.
Along with Dajani, Tsveklova and Arora-Cox, the Pillsbury team includes Jorge Medina, Olivia Lugar, Alexandra Murphy and senior law clerk Danielle Unterschutz.
Pillsbury’s Energy/Infrastructure/Projects team represents clients on the project development, project ﬁnance, acquisition and disposition, day-to-day operations and restructurings of complex energy, infrastructure, digital mobility and industrial projects. Possessing wide-ranging legal knowledge across the power industry, from sustainable finance, renewables (wind, solar, hydroelectric, biomass, biofuel, geothermal, energy storage and hydrogen) to gas-ﬁred and other thermal, to nuclear generation and transmission to oil and gas, mining and commodities and infrastructure, Pillsbury’s lawyers have worked on every aspect of complex projects in 75 countries across six continents.