About Kate

Kate D’Ambrosio is an attorney in the Energy Development group. She represents renewable energy asset owners, developers and corporate buyers in project finance and corporate renewable transactions.

Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Kate was an associate with Bracewell LLP in Washington, D.C., where she also served as a summer associate. While in law school, Kate worked as a law clerk for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and as a legal intern for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, Civil Division.

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  • Representation of Enel Green Power North America, Inc., as sponsor, in multiple tax equity financings, including:
    • The approximately $365 million financing of its 300 MW Rock Creek wind project in Missouri.
    • The approximately $340 million financing of its 300 MW Red Dirt wind project in Oklahoma.
    • The approximately $330 million financing of its 297.8 MW Thunder Ranch wind project in Oklahoma.
    • The investment by JPM Capital Corporation, Merrill Lynch, and Wells Fargo in the combined 400 MW Cimarron Bend I and II wind projects in Oklahoma.
    • The investment by Special Situations Investing Group II, LLC, an affiliate of Goldman Sachs & Co., in the 150 MW Lindahl wind project in North Dakota.
  • Representation of 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 and solar facilities with a range of utility counterparties.
  • 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 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.
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Honors & Activities

  • Included in Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch in America (Energy Law), 2023
  • Listed among Rising Stars (Energy & Natural Resources), Oregon Super Lawyers®, 2021–2022
  • Board member, secretary, Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy, Portland chapter, 2016–present
  • Student Attorney, Family Justice Litigation Clinic, 2014
  • Fulbright Scholar, Australian-American Fulbright Commission, 2009–2010
  • Truman Scholar, 2005
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • “Power Purchase Agreements and Renewable Energy Certificates: Distributed Generation Projects” (co-author), Chapter 2 of The Law of Solar Energy: A Guide to Business and Legal Issues, Stoel Rives LLP, Sixth Edition, 2022
  • “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
  • Oregon’s Community Solar Program is Underway” (co-author), Portland Business Journal, August 2021
  • “Wildfire impacts and California’s energy supply” (co-author), POWERGRID International, October 13, 2020
  • “Current Market for Wind Offtake in the U.S—Structuring, Financing and Risks Implications” (moderator), Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit, San Diego, CA, February 5, 2020
  • “Innovative Approaches to Meeting Mining Industry Energy Needs” (co-presenter), Industrial Minerals Association—North America Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, September 27, 2017
  • “The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan: Reconciling Competing Policies in the California Desert” (co-author), North American Clean Energy, November/December 2016
  • “The Case for a Systemic Approach to Forest Health, Wildland Fire Risk, Stewardship Contracting, and Federal Procurement Policy,” Public Contract Law Journal, Volume 43, Number 1, Fall 2013

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