For over 25 years, John Lamberski has advised electric utility companies in a wide variety of complex transactional matters. His expertise centers on the generation of electric energy from facilities of all fuel sources, including natural gas, coal and nuclear, as well as renewable resource facilities. The breadth of John’s transactional expertise includes the engineering, procurement and construction of generating facilities, the purchase and sale of generating assets, the purchase and sale of capacity, energy and ancillary services, the development and implementation of requests for proposals for each of the foregoing, operation and maintenance agreements, co-ownership arrangements, long term service agreements and other transactions. In July of 2009, after 22 years of practice with a large, international law firm, John joined several of his former project development and finance partners in the formation of Mercer Thomspon LLC, a new paradigm energy boutique law firm. John is proud to join his colleagues in offering the highest quality legal services focused on electric power sector transactions, including complex financings, mergers and acquisitions, project development and other transactions.
Solar Project Acquisitions — I have served as lead counsel for Southern Renewable Energy, Inc. in the acquisition of several solar energy project companies that will generate revenue for the client company for many years to come.
Nuclear Power Plant Acquisition — I have represented Duke Energy with respect to the potential acquisition of an ownership interest in the VC Summer nucelar plant, Units 2 and 3, a 2200 MW AP 1000 design, which is among the first new construction nuclear plant to be built in the U.S. in 30 years. This representation also included the negotiation of joint ownership agreements among the co-owners of those Units.
Nuclear Power Plant Development — I represented Southern Nuclear Operating Company and Georgia Power Company in the negotiation of a turn-key engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreement with the consortium of Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC and Stone & Webster, Inc., for the construction of two advanced, passive nuclear power plant units (AP 1000s) totalling 2200 MW. These units are among the first new nuclear power units to be constructed in the U.S. in 30 years.
Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant Development — I currently represent a project developer in the negotiation of a turn-key enginerring, procurement and construction (EPC) agreement for a new combined-cycle natural gas power plant to be located in West Virginia. Once completed, this plant will generate significant revenue for the plant owner through the sale of capacity, energy and ancillary services.
Battery Energy Storage System Project Development — I currently represent a project developer in the negotiation of equipment purchase agreements and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreements for multiple first-of-a-kind (FOAK) battery energy storage systems to be located in the States of California and New York, which projects will have the capcity to store hundreds of megawatts of energy for specified periods of time. These projects will generate significant revenues for the project owner through energy storage agreements with the incumbent utilities.