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Teresa A. Hill

Teresa Hill is a partner in the firm’s Seattle office. She focuses her practice in the areas of energy and infrastructure projects and transactions with an emphasis on wind, solar, biomass, geothermal and hydroelectric power. Teresa advises clients in the negotiation of development-related agreements, with an emphasis on negotiating major power purchase agreements. Teresa spearheads the K&L Gates Corporate Energy Sourcing initiative, which helps corporate customers develop and implement sustainability and carbon goals through their energy strategy.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Teresa was a partner in the environment, land use and natural resources and renewable energy groups of a Portland-based law firm.

  • Selected to the 2016 “Energy & Environmental Trailblazers” list by the National Law Journal
  • Voted by her peers to The Best Lawyers in America since 2015 in the area of Environmental Law
  • Listed in Super Lawyers as a leading Energy & Natural Resources lawyer since 2013
  • Selected as one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" (Idaho) by Chambers USA (currently: Natural Resources & Environment), 2010-2012
  • Selected by the Idaho Business Review as one of the Accomplished Under 40, 2010
  • Listed among Rising StarsSM by Mountain States Super Lawyers®, 2008
  • Stephen Pierre Traynor Outstanding Legal Writing Award, 2000
  • William H. Leary Scholar, 1997-2000
  • Member, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance Board of Directors (2020-present)
  • President, 4th District Bar Association, 2012-2013
  • Member, Women of Wind Energy, 2008-present
  • Co-Chair Environmental and Natural Resources Section, Idaho State Bar, 2006-2007
  • Moderator, “Latest Trends in PPA Terms and Structuring,” Renewable Energy Buyer’s Summit, January 9-11, 2019
  • Session Co-host; “PPA Innovations and Risk: The Legal Perspective,” Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance Summit, October 14-16, 2018
  • Co-host, “Corporate Renewables 101 Workshop,” Infocast’s Corporate Renewables, September 26-28, 2016
  • Moderator, “Lessons from the Frontline: What Corporates Are Learning About Renewable Procurement,” Infocast’s Corporate Renewables, September 26-28, 2016
  • Faculty, BRC Buyer’s Bootcamp, August 9-11, 2016
  • Presenter, “Corporate Energy Sourcing from Off-Site Renewable Energy Projects,” July 2015
  • Presenter, “New Frontiers — Alternatives to Power Purchase Agreements,” Northwest Intermountain Power Producers Coalition (NIPPC), September 2014
  • Guest Lecturer, “Contracts with energy buyers: Essential terms for a financeable power purchase agreement,” LSI, Tribal Energy in the Southwest, December 2013
  • Presenter, "Practical Tips for Drafting Transactional Documents," Concordia University School of Law, October 2010
  • Panelist/Presenter, "Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources — The Applicable Legal Framework," University of Idaho Law Review Symposium, April 2010
  • Guest Lecturer, "Renewable Energy Law," University of Oregon Law School, Spring 2010
  • Panelist, "Renewable Energy PPAs: Risk Allocation and Litigation Trends," EUCI Webinar, September 2010
  • Panelist, "Impact of State RPS's and the Prospect of a Federal RPS," Infocast Webinar, January 2010
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • Corporate Energy Sourcing: A New Engine For Renewables,” Law360, 27 October 2015
  • “Executive Action and Voluntary Commitments Encourage U.S. Solar Development,” (coauthor), Environmental Policy Quarterly, September 2014
  • "Understanding and Working with Revenue Streams: Key Issues in Negotiating and Drafting Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)," (coauthor), 2010 Wind, Solar and Renewables Institute, University of Texas at Austin School of Law, February 2010
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