Power & Utilities – Commercial Real Estate

As new power and utilities projects are developed, whether in renewables or more traditional fossil fuel sectors, real estate deals and agreements will need to be made. With an increasing focus on the environment and land usage rights, especially with Indigenous territory, getting expert real estate advice is critical before a new build begins.

Finding and securing land takes careful planning. Working with someone who knows the nuanced rules and regulations in this sector, and understands how to get real estate deals done, is integral to a successful project.

Osler’s team has extensive experience dealing with all types of real estate issues, including options to purchase, compliance with the Foreign Ownership of Land Regulations of Alberta, respecting acquisition of lands by foreign corporations, title rights of way, pipeline relocations, and commercial and residential subdivisions. We can also help arrange financing for purchases, sell underperforming assets, and acquire land and infrastructure from other operations.

Given the complexity of real estate transactions in this industry, it’s essential to work with a team that can help you develop the right strategies for your business.

Recent experience

Henvey Inlet Wind LP

Henvey Inlet Wind LP in the $1 billion financing and construction of the 300 megawatt Henvey Inlet Wind project located on Henvey Inlet First Nation Reserve No. 2 on the northeast shore of the Georgian Bay in Ontario. This project is the largest wind project in Ontario and the first on-reserve wind power project.

Learn more about our work with Henvey Inlet Wind LP
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SP Amrow Wind Ontario LP

SP Amrow Wind Ontario LP in its $700 million financing in non-recourse debt to finance working capital requirements for the Armow wind farm in Canada. The joint venture developed the 180 MW Armow wind project located in Kincardine, Ontario, Canada, comprised of 91 2.3 MW Siemens Energy wind turbines.

Learn more about our work with SP Amrow Wind Ontario LP
Wind turbines on a hill

TC Energy

TC Energy in the sale of its Ontario solar portfolio to Axium Infinity Solar LP for approximately $540 million. TC Energy’s Ontario solar portfolio comprised of eight facilities with a total generating capacity of 76 megawatts. This transaction will help fund TC Energy's $24 billion near-term capital program.

Learn more about our work with TC Energy
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A syndicate of lenders

Osler advised a syndicate of lenders in connection with the $1.9 billion Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project. The project will connect 17 remote First Nation communities in Northern Ontario to Ontario’s power grid through the construction of 1,800 kilometres of transmission lines.

Learn more about our work on the Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project
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