Christopher A. Bowles

Legal Assistant
MiLady Heugas
P: 615.252.3516
Chris’ practice includes regular representation of solar developers, owners, operators and EPC contractors on matters relating to all stages of project development, including real estate acquisitions, due diligence, permitting and zoning compliance, advice regarding key project documents, including power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements and EPC contracts, state and federal regulatory matters, tax incentives, and project finance. Chris has also been deeply involved in renewable energy policy development, including serving as a board member and the policy committee chair for the Tennessee chapter of the Solar Energy Industries Association.
Representative Experience
  • General Experience
    • Economic Development
      • Represented one of the largest solar owner/operator and EPC firms in the Southeast on real estate and tax incentive matters related to the development of a 20 MW solar project in Georgia and negotiated the sale of the same project to a major investor-owned utility.
      • Negotiated and drafted Tennessee’s first-ever payment in lieu of tax transactions for solar projects.
    • Energy
      • Serve as primary outside counsel to one of the largest solar developers in the Southeast, working on numerous aspects of the development and financing of over 130 MW of solar projects spanning Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia and Colorado, including site control, project finance and regulatory and tax incentive advice.
      • Represented a major internet company in connection with power purchase agreements for multiple data center sites in Tennessee and Alabama, including issues related to renewable energy procurement.
      • Represented one of the largest residential solar companies in the United States before the Tennessee Regulatory Authority challenging Appalachian Power Company’s proposed imposition of a significant demand charge and reduction in the value of its net-metering program.
      • Assisted a solar developer in obtaining facilities certificates from the Mississippi Public Service Commission for the construction of multiple solar projects in Mississippi.