Skip to Main Content

Keeping you informed

Parker Poe Advises Apex Clean Energy on North Carolina's Second Wind Farm

  • September 11, 2023

Raleigh, NC – Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is pleased to announce the firm’s role in advising Apex Clean Energy on Timbermill Wind, which will be the second utility-scale wind farm in North Carolina. Apex recently announced a power purchase agreement for the wind farm's full capacity: 189 megawatts.

Parker Poe, led initially by Henry Campen, now retired of counsel, and currently by Katherine Ross, represented Apex on state and local permitting, real estate, state and local tax, and economic incentives, and supported Apex on federal permitting and contracting. Parker Poe’s representation included counsel on the successful application for a wind siting permit from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, a first of its kind. A team of over 20 Parker Poe lawyers advised Apex, including Merrick Parrott, Steve Weber, Tom Griffin, and Steve Hunting.

Timbermill Wind will generate tangible environmental benefits, including the contribution of approximately $190,000 to nearby conservation efforts, and inject significant local economic benefits as Chowan County’s largest taxpayer. The project will create approximately $33 million in tax revenue for the community, more than 150 jobs during construction, and a new source of income for local farmers and landowners.

Parker Poe’s Energy Team, led by Katherine, provides project development and transactional support to renewable energy developers, independent power producers, and investor-owned utilities, as well as companies and governmental entities seeking to develop or purchase clean energy. 

"The permitting of Timbermill Wind was a unique and rewarding challenge," Katherine said. "We are thrilled with the announcement that Timbermill Wind is fully contracted and under construction. We are proud to have worked with the incredible team at Apex over the past seven years to bring this significant investment to Chowan County, a tier 1, economically distressed community."

Parker Poe previously advised on North Carolina's — and the Southeast's — first large-scale wind farm.

About Parker Poe
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has more than 275 lawyers in eight offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Washington, DC. The firm provides legal counsel to many of the largest companies and local governments in the Southeast.

Parker Poe is a member of two leading international legal networks: TerraLex and the Employment Law Alliance. TerraLex and the ELA have chosen Parker Poe to help guide clients through the challenges of global business.