Technologies

Legacy’s experience covers a wide array of clean energy generation technologies, including wind, solar, energy storage, biomass, cogeneration and hydroelectric generation. Legacy team members have been key participants in a number of renewable industry firsts in terms of size, technology utilized and/or location.

Clients

Legacy serves a variety of stakeholders in the renewable energy markets:

Developers:

New and international market entrants pursuing renewable energy projects who are in need of guidance in the US market, as well as smaller developers who need hands-on assistance completing project development;

Example: Terna Energy, a Greek renewable energy company headquartered in Athens, engaged Sustainable Legacy to assist in its review of two prospective wind project acquisitions in the Pacific Northwest. It was Terna’s first venture into the US market and Legacy successfully guided them through the due diligence and purchase process.

Investors:

Private equity funds, portfolio managers or capital groups looking to identify and acquire existing wind and solar assets;

Example: When Bridgepoint Capital, a London-based private equity group, was considering making an investment in a Spanish-owned energy development company pursuing projects in the US, they engaged Legacy to review and evaluate the risks and potential upside of the opportunity.

Landowners:

Owners of substantial acreage who want to develop renewable energy projects on their property or who have been approached by renewable energy developers;

Example: The largest private landowner in the State of Hawai’i was very experienced in its core businesses but had little background in renewable energy. Sustainable Legacy conducted a project feasibility review and then guided Kamehameha Schools through a developer RFP solicitation and negotiation. The process resulted in the 69 megawatt Kawailoa Plantation wind project, located on several of Kamehameha Schools’ North Shore parcels.

Advisors:

Attorneys, accountants and financial advisors whose clients need renewable energy-specific assistance and/or guidance;

Example: Legacy’s long-standing relationship with the law firm Foley & Lardner LLP was the basis for a long-term engagement on behalf of Impax Asset Management, a private equity asset group headquartered in London. Legacy and Foley jointly assisted Impax in the formulation and pursuit of a US acquisition plan.

Industrials:

Large energy consumers looking to acquire, develop, build or own renewable energy facilities or purchase renewable energy from a third-party supplier.

Example: Industrias Peñoles, a large Mexican mining conglomerate with sizable energy requirements, was seeking to evaluate renewable energy generation ownership opportunities. Sustainable Legacy worked jointly with the global consulting firm Charles River Associates to conduct fatal flaw and valuation analyses on multiple project development opportunities over several years, helping Peñoles navigate through the options and assemble a productive portfolio.

Non-Profits:

Foundations, trusts, NGOs and federal, state or local government agencies in need of expertise and assistance with clean energy opportunities or challenges.

Example: A well-known community foundation trust with significant real estate assets, including energy-intensive livestock operations, was committed to reducing its electricity costs. The Parker Ranch engaged Sustainable Legacy to help evaluate and quantify options for the various renewable energy resources available on its land, also enlisting Legacy to help represent it in the related discussions and negotiations.

Projects

The following list is a representative sample of projects in which Legacy/Jeff Schlichting has played a key role:

Kawailoa Plantation
69 MW, Oahu, Hawai'i
Landowner representative
Mountain Air
120 MW, Hammett, Idaho
Project acquisition
Butter Creek
40 MW, Echo, Oregon
Project acquisition
High Winds
162 MW, Rio Vista, California
Landowner representative
Tatanka Wind
180 MW, Ashley, North Dakota
Project development
Elk River Windfarm
150 MW, Beaumont, Kansas
Project development
California Valley Solar Ranch
250 MW, San Luis Obispo, California
PPA negotiations/siting/permitting
FEDI I & II
80 MW, Oaxaca, Mexico
Project feasibility, development support
Cimarron Wind Project
750 MW, Plains, Kansas
Project development
Paniolo Power
TBD MW, Kamuela, Hawai'i
Renewable energy advisor
Mojave 89 & 90
160 MW, Mojave, California
Lender representative
Mesa Wind
30 MW, Palm Springs, California
Redevelopment advisor
Williams Biomass
30 MW, Williams, California
Project financing
UCSD Cogeneration
30 MW, La Jolla, California
Project feasibility and economic modeling
Peetz Table Wind
30 MW - Sterling, Colorado
Project development