Peter Richmond is a managing associate in the Energy and Infrastructure Group and is based in the firm’s San Francisco office. Peter advises developers and investors in the energy sector on project development and financing matters, with a particular focus on energy storage and solar and other renewable energy projects.

Peter has deep experience in both development and financing aspects of energy storage projects. He represented the sponsor in the first non-recourse financing of a portfolio of behind-the-meter projects and winner of the 2017 IJGlobal North America Energy Storage Deal of the Year. Peter has worked on utility-scale storage projects with a total capacity of over 80MWs (240MWhs) for both utility and non-utility clients.

Peter’s utility-scale solar experience ranges from PPA, EPC, construction, equipment supply, O&M, interconnection, and shared facilities agreements to tax equity, debt financing, and M&A. In addition, Peter represents clients developing and investing in community solar and C&I solar projects.  

Prior to joining Orrick, Peter was an associate with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, where he worked on energy and aviation financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters.

  • Peter's experience includes representing the following:

    • A developer in the tax equity financing of two solar projects totaling 175 MWs in California.
    • A developer in the structuring and documentation of a 500 MW generation tie-line facility connecting five solar projects in California.
    • developer in the construction loan and mezzanine debt financings of three solar projects totaling 375 MWs in California.
    • A developer in the construction loan and mezzanine debt financing of a 120 MW solar project in Texas.
    • A developer in the financing of a portfolio of natural gas fueling stations in Florida.
    • A renewable energy developer and operator in the non-recourse refinancing of a loan secured by a portfolio of wind power assets.
    • A renewable energy investor in multiple bridge financings secured by a portfolio of development-stage solar projects.
    • A wind developer and operator in the sale of a 100 MW wind project in California.
    • A supermajor energy company in multiple tax equity investments in California solar projects.
    • An aircraft leasing company in multiple aircraft leasing transactions.
    • Public and private companies in secured revolving loan facility transactions.
    • Sellers and buyers in multiple company M&A transactions.

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