Jennifer H. Martin

Jennifer H. Martin

Partner & Chair: Energy Development Group
Portland, OR
Salt Lake City, UT

About Jennifer

Jennifer Martin is practice group leader for Stoel Rives’ Energy Development group and co-chair of the firm’s Energy Industry Group. She represents energy clients in the negotiation of development-related agreements and advises on regulatory compliance related to deal structuring and implementation. In particular, clients have come to rely on Jennifer for her extensive experience with matters involving many aspects of developing, selling, or acquiring renewable assets, including negotiation and diligence of power purchase and sale agreements, interconnection and transmission arrangements and fuel supply agreements. Jennifer’s experience also extends to corporate renewable transactions, including advising on structuring such transactions under various regulatory regimes and negotiating different types of retail supply arrangements to implement corporate sustainability goals. In this regard, Jennifer has advised clients on virtual power purchase agreements, direct access supply agreements, green energy tariff transactions and purchases from and investments in renewable energy projects. Her clients include owners, investors, developers, and corporate buyers.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Jennifer was a judicial clerk, Minnesota Supreme Court (1999–2000); summer associate at Stoel Rives (1998); research assistant, Professor David Baldus, University of Iowa College of Law (1997–1999); and clerk, Circuit Court of Cook County (1993).

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Representative Transactional Work

  • Lead negotiator representing renewable energy developers and marketers in successful negotiations of executed long-term power purchase and sales agreements for purchase or sale of energy, capacity, ancillary services and environmental attributes from wind, solar and biomass facilities with a range of utility counterparties, including Southern California Edison, Tennessee Valley Authority, Pacific Gas & Electric, Bonneville Power Administration, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Xcel Energy, Salt River Project, and Northern Indiana Public Service Company.
  • Representation of major solar developer in negotiating first-of-its-kind commercial and residential storage and capacity agreements.
  • Representation of major solar developer in negotiation of agreements for behind-the-meter energy sales transactions for on-site solar with universities.
  • Representation of corporate buyer in structuring and negotiating direct access renewable energy purchases.
  • Representation of corporate buyer in connection with energy transaction and purchase of bundled renewable energy product.
  • Representation of corporate buyers and developers in connection with green energy tariff transactions.
  • Advised developers in assessing and responding to utility requests for offers regarding purchase and sales agreements and build, own, transfer arrangements throughout the U.S.
  • Lead negotiator representing renewable energy developers in negotiating interconnection agreements; negotiating with Midcontinent ISO, Southwest Power Pool, California ISO, PJM, and other transmission providers.
  • Representation of owners and biomass developers in negotiations of fuel supply arrangements.
  • Representation of renewable energy investors and developers in conducting due diligence in connection with potential acquisitions of portfolios of existing and planned renewable energy projects; led due diligence teams and drafted and negotiated relevant transaction agreements.
  • Negotiation of development agreements for, and analyzing due diligence of, major utility and merchant transmission projects (both AC and DC).

Representative Regulatory Work

  • Advise and represent clients on interconnection-related disputes before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
  • Represent power sellers in filings and proceedings before FERC, including applications for power sales tariffs, exempt wholesale generator issues, transfer of jurisdictional assets, investigations into compliance.
  • Advise clients on power sales structures that comply with state utility commission requirements, including behind-the-meter direct access, net metering, and green energy tariff transactions.
  • Advise energy utilities and power sellers on regulatory compliance matters.
  • Represent clients with respect to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and state public records law requests for confidential agreements.
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Honors & Activities

  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Oregon) by Chambers USA (Energy & Natural Resources), 2022–2023
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America® (Energy Law), 2020–2024
  • Named to the A Word About Wind Top 100 Legal Power List, 2022
  • Past President, Board of Directors, Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (formerly Women of Wind Energy), 2014–present
  • Member, Business Renewables Center, 2016
  • Member, Energy, Telecom and Utility Law Section, Oregon State Bar
  • Member, Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law Section, American Bar Association
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • “Power Purchase Agreements: Utility-Scale Projects” (co-author), Chapter 3 of The Law of Solar Energy: A Guide to Business and Legal Issues, Stoel Rives LLP, Sixth Edition, 2022
  • “Power Purchase Agreements and Environmental Attributes” (co-author), Chapter 7 of The Law of Wind: A Guide to Business and Legal Issues, Stoel Rives LLP, Ninth Edition, 2022
  • Presenter, “Renewable Deal Structures”; moderator, “What You Need to Know and Why It Matters,” Renewables: Extracting Value from Power Markets, La Jolla, CA, July 2019
  • If You Build It, They Will Come: The Deal Structures That Are Bringing More Buyers to the Renewables Market” (co-author),, May 2018
  • Moderator, “Project-Based Renewables Procurement,” Community Choice Energy Summit, La Jolla, CA, April 2018
  • Moderator, “Current Trends in the Corporate Market,” Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit, San Diego, CA, February 2018
  • Moderator, “The C&I Market in the Southeast: Opportunities and Hurdles,” Southeast Renewable Energy Summit, Atlanta, GA, November 2017
  • Moderator, “The Evolution of Power Purchase Agreements,” VERGE 17, Santa Clara, CA, September 2017
  • Moderator, “Utility Resource Planning and Wind Power,” Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit, February 2017
  • Purchasing Power” (co-author), pv magazine, January 2017
  • Summit Chair, Infocast’s Corporate Renewables Summit, Washington DC, September 26–28, 2016
  • Panelist, “Wind 201: Wind Energy for Pros - Realizing Long-Term Value in Wind Generation Assets,” AWEA Windpower 2016, New Orleans, LA, May 23, 2016
  • Panelist, Thought Leader Forum on Energy, Portland Business Journal, Portland, OR, March 25, 2016
  • Regulatory Tips for Companies Seeking Green Energy Opportunities” (co-author), Power Engineering, February 25, 2016
  • Panelist, “Wise Women Panel,” Women of Wind Energy Leadership Forum, Albuquerque, NM, November 3, 2015
  • Summit Chair, Transmission West 2011, San Francisco, CA, September 19–21, 2011
  • “Transmission of Renewable Energy: Efficient Solutions to Integration Issues,” EUCI Web Conference, June 23, 2011
  • Forest Products Industry Webinar, Stoel Rives LLP, Portland, OR, June 9, 2011
  • “Section 3—Transmission and Interconnection” (co-author), Case Study: A Wind Development Project in the State of California, Stoel Rives LLP, June 2011 (PDF available in English and Chinese)
  • “Wind Integration in the Pacific Northwest,” AWEA Windpower 2011, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA, May 25, 2011
  • “Biomass PPAs and Feedstock Agreements” and “Biomass Project Due Diligence,” Biomass for Power, Fuels and Chemicals, Minneapolis, MN, March 21, 2011
  • “Managing Curtailment and Integration Issues in the PPA: Solutions for Making Projects Viable and Financeable,” Wind & Solar Integration Summit, Scottsdale, AZ, January 25, 2011
  • “Delivering the Goods: Regulatory and Transmission-Related Issues” (co-author), Chapter 7, Lava Law, Stoel Rives LLP
  • “Power Purchase Agreements: Distributed Generation Projects” (co-author), Chapter 2, The Law of Solar Energy: A Guide to Business and Legal Issues, Stoel Rives LLP
  • “Power Purchase Agreements: Utility-Scale Projects” (co-author), Chapter 3, The Law of Solar Energy: A Guide to Business and Legal Issues, Stoel Rives LLP 
  • “Regulatory and Transmission-Related Issues” (co-author), Chapter 5, The Law of Solar Energy: A Guide to Business and Legal Issues, Stoel Rives LLP
  • “Power Purchase Agreements and Environmental Attributes” (co-author), Chapter 6, The Law of Wind, Stoel Rives LLP
  • “Regulatory and Transmission-Related Issues” (co-author), Chapter 13, The Law of Wind, Stoel Rives LLP
  • Wave and Tidal Energy Financing, Federal Grants, Power Purchase Agreements and Transmission Issues,” EUCI Web Conference, January 13, 2011
  • “Power Purchase Agreements” and “Regulatory and Transmission-Related Issues,” The Law of Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy: A Guide to Business and Legal Issues, Stoel Rives LLP, 2011 (formerly The Law of Ocean and Tidal Energy
  • Panelist, “Renewable Energy PPAs: Risk Allocation and Litigation Trends,” EUCI Webinar, September 8, 2010
  • Biomass to Energy Projects: Key Issues to Consider in Power Purchase and Feedstock Agreements,” 2010 International Biomass Conference and Expo, Minneapolis, MN, May 6, 2010
  • “Geothermal Power Purchase Agreements,” Geothermal Finance & Investment Summit, Las Vegas, NV, March 8, 2010
  • “Understanding and Working with Revenue Streams: Key Issues in Negotiating and Drafting Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs),” Wind, Solar and Renewables Institute, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX, February 2–4, 2010
  • Panelist, “Impact of State RPS’s and the Prospect of a Federal RPS,” Infocast Webinar, January 27, 2010
  • “Biomass Power Purchase Agreements: Issues and Strategies,” BBI Pacific West Biomass Conference & Expo, Sacramento, CA, January 12, 2010
  • “Law of Renewable Energy: Regulatory and Transmission Issues for Renewable Energy Projects,” Electric Utility Consultants, Inc. Webinar, June 15, 2009
  • “Law of Renewable Energy: Power Purchase Agreements for Renewable Energy Projects,” Electric Utility Consultants, Inc. Webinar, May 18, 2009
  • “Relocating the Wind: New Strategies for Moving Wind Generation from High-Wind Areas to High-Load Areas,” North American Clean Energy, August 2008
  • Poster Presentation “FERC’s Implementation of EPAct of 2005: Impacts on the Wind Energy Business,” WINDPOWER 2007 Conference & Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA, June 2007

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