Greetings from the Windy City, where the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is expecting a record conference attendance of around 17,000 people.  A large contingent of Stoel Rives wind attorneys are attending the AWEA wind energy conference in Chicago this week, May 4 to May 8.  My partner Ed Einowski will be speaking about co-location of wind projects with other energy projects, Katie Roek is speaking about offshore wind development on both coasts and the Great Lakes, and I’ll be presenting on interesting new issues affecting power purchase agreements.

We also have copies of our newest edition of Law of Wind, which we’ve updated through April 2009.  Our team of wind energy lawyers have updated all of the chapters and added several new ones, including chapters on securities law and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  We’ll be at Booth 3148 if you’d like to stop by and pick one up.  And, of course, you can also download a copy of the Law of Wind (5th edition) from our website.

Although we’ve historically updated our Law of Wind once a year right before the AWEA annual conference, we are planning to do two editions this year to keep up with a raft of new developments affecting wind energy.  The 6th edition will feature new chapters on offshore wind energy and build transfer arrangements.