Overview

About Miles

Miles Killingsworth is an associate in the project finance group at Stoel Rives LLP and part of the firm’s renewable energy team. Miles’s practice centers on the development and financing of solar and wind projects, with a particular focus on sponsor-side procurement and construction, tax equity investment and debt financing.  Miles regularly assists clients with all aspects of the deal process, from drafting and negotiating term sheets and fielding diligence queries to negotiating and closing complex financing transactions.  As an associate at Stoel, Miles has worked on build-own-transfer agreements, balance of plant agreements, equipment procurement, EPC, construction debt financing, back-leverage debt financing and tax equity financing for hundreds of megawatts of distributed generation and utility-scale wind and solar facilities.  

Before joining Stoel Rives, Miles volunteered for the Peace Corps in Albania.  Prior to that, he worked as an associate at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP in their renewable energy project finance group.

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Experience

Experience

  • Represented a solar developer in the tax equity, construction and back-leverage debt financing of three utility-scale solar projects in California and Colorado totaling 270 MW.
  • Represented Forefront Power in the negotiation of a sale-leaseback financing for a portfolio of distributed generation solar facilities.
  • Represented sPower in developing a form EPC agreement for a battery storage-only RFP.
  • Represented sPower in the negotiation of a split-scope solar EPC agreement for a utility-scale project under development in Arizona.
  • Represented sPower in the negotiation of a BOP agreement for the repowering of a large wind facility in California.
  • Represented a solar developer in connection with the development, management and implementation of a 1 GW solar module safe harbor strategy.
  • Represented a solar developer in a land purchase loan, construction loan, USDA-backed permanent loan and EPC and O&M agreements for a 3 MW solar project in California.
  • Assisted sPower in back-leveraged debt and a partnership-flip tax equity financing of a 105 MW solar project in California.
  • Represented a solar developer in connection with the purchase of a 40 MW solar project under development in California.
  • Represented Forefront Power, LLC in the tax equity financing of 64 MW of residential community solar projects in New York and Maryland.
  • Assisted a developer in connection with a build-own-transfer agreement for the repowering and sale of two operating wind projects in Minnesota totaling 80 MW.
  • Represented a solar developer with procurement agreements for 1 GW portfolio of solar projects.
  • Represented Geronimo Renewable Infrastructure Partners, L.P. in tax equity and back-leveraged debt financing of a nine-project, 40 MW portfolio of community solar garden projects in Minnesota.
  • Assisted EDF in drafting and coordinating ancillary documents and exhibits for an offshore wind supply turbine agreement.
  • Assisted Leeward Renewable Energy, LLC, in drafting balance of plant agreements for domestic wind repowering projects.
  • Represented a solar developer in a land purchase loan, construction loan and EPC and O&M agreements for a 3 MW solar project in Napa County, California.
  • Assisted in the purchase and sale of a 500+ MW solar PV facility in California.
  • Assisted in negotiating and drafting EPC subcontracts of a 500+ MW solar PV facility in California.
  • Performed feasibility analyses of proposed biogas plants in Honduras and Puerto Rico.
  • Assisted in closing the $250 million bond refinancing of a California wind farm.
  • Trained a client in EPC contract compliance.
  • Drafted real property agreements for portfolios of solar rooftop projects.
  • Assisted in closing the $1.2 billion financing of a 600 MW wind project in California.
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Honors
Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • “Practitioner Insights: Forward With Solar, Storage in Puerto Rico” (coauthor), Bloomberg BNA Environment, Nov. 7, 2017
  • Transnational Corporations, Vol. 20, No. 1, April 2011, edited by Karl P. Sauvant and Miles Killingsworth (Published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development)



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