McCarthy Tétrault Releases 2nd Edition of Canadian Power- Key Developments and Trends to Watch

Toronto, January 16, 2017– McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to present “Canadian Power – Key Developments in 2016 – Trends to Watch for in 2017 showcasing the industry knowledge and insight of the firm’s national Power Group. Now in its second year, the publication provides an overview of key developments in the Canadian power sector in the past year and highlights important trends to watch for in 2017.

Clients count on the comprehensive information included in this annual publication, which includes an in-depth analysis of regional developments in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and Québec. This year’s publication also focuses on important cross-jurisdictional developments in M&A, Aboriginal and environmental law matters affecting the power sector, including recent carbon pricing initiatives and their implications.

About McCarthy Tétrault’s Power Group

The preeminent Power Group has more than 30 lawyers, including many of the most experienced energy lawyers in Canada. Principal areas of practice include power project development, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, utility restructuring, energy regulation, real estate assembly and site-use planning, power purchase arrangements, insurance, contracts and tax structuring, privatizations and procurement.

In North America, the Group has acted on many electricity matters including acting for several of Canada’s major public and private electric generators, transmission and distribution utilities. The Group also acts for major equity investors and developers of power projects, lenders to power projects and fuel and equipment suppliers to the power industry. This includes representation on behalf of developers, lenders or investors in relation to:
  • more than 80% of the hydro and wind projects developed in B.C. in response to BC Hydro’s most recent competitive power call;
  • more than 75% of Ontario wind power projects with over 20 MW nameplate capacity;
  • advised Bruce Power in its landmark, long-term 6,300 MW energy transaction, with a projected total capital cost of $13 billion, and
  • more than 80% of the wind projects developed in Québec since Hydro-Québec’s first major 1,000 MW RFP in 2003.

About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. Our firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres and in London, UK.

Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.