William (Bill) Holmes is a partner in the Portland office of K&L Gates. He focuses his practice in the area of energy and infrastructure projects and transactions with an emphasis on wind energy, solar energy, hydroelectric power, geothermal, biomass, natural gas, carbon offsets, and energy storage. His experience extends into corporate transactions, water law, and real estate law. Bill also advises clients in negotiating major power purchase agreements, acquisition and sale of energy projects, EPC agreements, O&M agreements, fuel supply, and energy project development agreements. Bill has worked in conjunction with numerous energy storage clients, the representative work for which is as follows: - Represented energy storage developers in the negotiation of energy storage agreements with Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas and Electric; - Represented an energy storage developer in commenting on a utility's proposed form of agreement in a Hawaii-based energy storage RFP; - Represented the National Hydropower Association in the preparation of comments filed by NHA in response to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's notice of intent and subsequent notice of proposed rulemaking on the treatment of energy storage facilities (including pumped storage hydro) in certain markets (Order 784); and - Represented the developer of a grid-scale pumped storage hydropower facility in California in preparing a white paper entitled "White Paper on Removing Federal Barriers to Grid-Scale Energy Storage". Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Holmes was a partner in the Portland office of Stoel Rives LLP. Bill currently sits on the board of directors of the Energy Storage Association (ESA).