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William Andrews

William Andrews

Bill Andrews concentrates his practice on the commercial and financial aspects of energy, capital-intensive industrial, and infrastructure projects. During the past several years, Mr. Andrews has been responsible for leading project teams representing the CapX 2020 Utilities, E.ON U.S. LLC, Wisconsin Power and Light Company, the Indiana Municipal Power Agency, the Florida Municipal Power Agency, the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission, among others, in connection with the development, construction or financing of large scale energy generating or transmission facilities, sports venues, and other industrial facilities. In the last year, Mr. Andrews has been engaged by clients in connection with engineering, procurement and construction contracts for wind, coal and gas-fired energy generating facilities and transmission assets valued at more than $10 billion.Mr. Andrews is project counsel to the 11 load serving entities that are participants of the CapX 2020 Transmission Expansion Projects.  In that capacity, Mr. Andrews is leading the negotiation among the participants of key project agreements including the Construction Management Agreement, the Operation and Maintenance Agreement among others. The CapX projects are designed to substantially enhance the transmission grid in Minnesota and surrounding states.Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, both investor-owned utilities located in Kentucky, engaged Mr. Andrews during 2004 to negotiate the terms of their participation with the Indiana Municipal Power Agency and the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency in connection with their joint development and ownership of the new 750 MW Trimble County 2 coal-fired electric generating facility. During 2006, Mr. Andrews successfully completed negotiating the engineering, procurement and construction contract for this new coal-fired power plant which is now nearing completion.  In the past five years, Mr. Andrews has also represented E.ON U.S. in connection with the engineering, procurement, and construction of six other power plants located in Texas, Georgia, and Kentucky as well as participation agreements with municipalities for joint ownerships of generating assets. Mr. Andrews is currently representing LG&E and Kentucky Utilities in connection with the procurement of major engineered equipment and construction of pollution of control facilities for the generating units in the LG&E and Kentucky Utilities coal fleet.In May 2007, Mr. Andrews concluded the successful negotiation of the engineering, procurement and construction contract between Trans Bay Cable, LLC, Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution, Inc. and Prysmian Construction Services, Inc. for a 55-mile HVDC sub-marine transmission cable under the San Francisco Bay capable of transmitting 400 MW between Pittsburg, CA and the City of San Francisco. Mr. Andrews currently represents the Prairie State Generating Company LLC in connection with the development of a new approximately 1600 MW, mine-mouth, pulverized coal-fired power plant now under construction in southern Illinois. During 2006, Mr. Andrews was counsel to the Indiana Municipal Power Agency, which led the team negotiating a participation agreement among six participants and Peabody Energy. Mr. Andrews was selected by the project participants to negotiate a Target Price Engineering, Procurement Agreement between the Prairie State participants and Bechtel Power Corporation for the Prairie State Energy Campus Project.  Mr. Andrews is currently engaged by Las Brisas Energy Center LLC to negotiate a fixed-price turnkey engineering, procurement and construction agreement with Bechtel Power corporation for the first phase of a 1200 MW two-unit, petroleum coke-fired energy generating facility to be constructed in Texas. Mr. Andrews has represented Green Rock Energy, LLC in connection with: the negotiation and drafting of an engineering, procurement and construction agreement for a new gasification polygeneration facility being developed by Faustina Hydrogen Products, LLC that will use pet coke and high sulfur coal as feedstocks to produce saleable anhydrous ammonia, methanol, industrial grade CO2 and sulfur.  The Project will be constructed in St. James Parish, Louisiana; and the negotiation and drafting of an engineering, procurement and construction agreement for a new gasification polygeneration facility being developed by Southeast Idaho Energy, LLC that will use coal as a feedstock to produce ammonia and urea.In April 2006, Mr. Andrews concluded the successful representation of the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission in connection with a participation agreement for and acquisition of an interest in, the Plum Point Energy Project.  The project is a 660 MW subcritical pulverized coal generating facility currently under construction in City of Osceola, Arkansas.  The Project was named Mid-West Deal of the Year by The Bond Buyer.Mr. Andrews also represents the firm’s investor-owned utilities, independent power producers and municipalities in the acquisition of power generation, air pollution control equipment, and long-term maintenance and service agreements. Mr. Andrews assists these clients in the developments of template procurement and construction documents and is often a key participant in the negotiation of these agreements.Mr. Andrews has represented clients in the structuring and financing of public infrastructure facilities, including a public/private partnership venture with the City of Anaheim, California to construct and operate the arena for professional basketball and hockey.  Mr. Andrews handled the lease negotiations with the facility’s anchor tenant, the NHL Mighty Ducks.  During 2006, Mr. Andrews was engaged in connection with the financing of the new Yankee Stadium and the New York Mets Stadium, both of which are currently under construction.Mr. Andrews has represented the governmental entities of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in connection with the development, operation and maintenance of new entertainment and hospitality facilities, including the Coliséo de Puerto Rico in San Juan and the Puerto Rico Convention Center in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.  He also represented a public benefit corporation which was the first New York State entity actively seeking to create a public/private partnership with private independent energy developers and has been a consultant to the State of Florida regarding privatization of the state’s correctional facilities.Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Andrews served as Legislative Assistant and Administrative Assistant to U.S. Representative James M. Collins (Texas). He frequently is invited to make presentations to governmental entities and at conferences on the subjects of the EPC contracting, energy project development.Admissions Admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, New York and Florida.Education University of Virginia, J.D. University of Pennsylvania, A.M. Lafayette College, A.B.