Green Power & Renewable Energy
With its large landmass and abundance of natural resources, Canada is a world leader in renewable energy production and investment. The industry encompasses a diverse range of projects, including hydropower, wind, solar, biomass, biofuels, geothermal, and energy storage. These interests are shared amongst a variety of stakeholders, including developers, contractors, generators and transmission-distribution companies. The risks in the renewable energy industry are high, due to strict regulation, evolving technologies, and the high cost of investment. However, the sector is also facing increased opportunities for growth due to an increasing demand for renewable energy sources, and Canada’s target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions up to 45% by 2030 and commitment to net zero emissions by 2050.
CHS has significant experience in numerous assignments involving renewable energy, including the valuation of business interests and assessment of economic damages in complex breach of contract cases. Amongst these, CHS was retained by a publicly traded company in a private arbitration to quantify levels of project investment and future royalties in a dispute relating to a breached agreement for developing wind power projects; and, in another matter, we were retained by a publicly traded renewable energy company to value a services agreement pursuant to a buy-out transaction.