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Amy T. Beller
Senior Counsel
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-3744
Fax: +1-212-455-2502
Amy T. Beller is Senior Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in the Firm’s Corporate Department and a member of the Firm’s Energy and Infrastructure Practice. Amy has extensive experience representing parties on project and other finance transactions in the energy and infrastructure sector and regularly advises leading financial institutions, private equity sponsors and companies, including clients such as Barclays Bank, Morgan Stanley, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, MUFG Union Bank, Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, KKR, Blackstone, First Reserve and Riverstone Capital Partners, and has worked as designated lenders’ counsel for developers such as Terra-Gen Power and Exelon Generation. More recently, Amy has been involved in several landmark renewable energy financings representing both lenders and sponsors, including the project financings of the various phases of Terra-Gen Power’s Alta Wind Energy Center in Southern California, one of the largest wind development projects in the U.S., and the $613 million senior secured notes and $141 million credit facilities financing of a portfolio of 13 wind generation facilities totaling 667 megawatts owned by Continental Wind, LLC, a subsidiary of Exelon Generation Company, which was named North American Portfolio Power Deal of the Year 2013 (Euromoney).

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Work Highlights

Amy’s recent financing experience has included the representation of:

  • the bank group, led by Crédit Agricole, KeyBank National Association and Commonwealth Bank of Australia, in a $244.3 million construction and bridge loan financing for the 193.5 MW Voyager II and 32.7 MW Texas Big Spring wind power projects being developed by Terra-Gen, LLC in the Tehachapi area of California and Big Spring, TX respectively
  • the bank group, led by Crédit Agricole and MUFG Union Bank, in a $185 million construction and bridge loan financing for the 131.1 MW Voyager I wind power project being developed by Terra-Gen, LLC in the Tehachapi area of California
  • Riverstone Capital Partners in a $105 million credit facility for the midstream water infrastructure business of Bison Oilfield Services
  • MUFG Union Bank in $393 million of holdco and operating company credit facilities for the construction and operation of transmission projects by subsidiaries of LS Power
  • Tiger Infrastructure Partners in connection with its approximately $65.5 million financing of the acquisition from Mercuria Energy Group of Danskammer Energy, LLC, which owns the Danskammer Generation Station, a 500 MW gas-fired power plant located near Newburgh, New York
  • Alinda Capital Partners in connection with its approximately $243 million credit facilities to finance the acquisition a 49% interest in SemGroup Corporation’s Maurepas Pipeline
  • Alinda Capital Partners in connection with its approximately $266 million senior secured notes in a private placement to finance the acquisition of Conduent Incorporated’s commercial vehicle operation business
  • Morgan Stanley in connection with the $850 million holdco term loan financing for ExGen Renewables IV, a subsidiary of Exelon Generation Company, to finance a portfolio of renewable generation assets totaling 1,791 MW
  • Crédit Agricole, Deutsche Bank Securities, J.P. Morgan Securities, Citigroup Global Markets, and Goldman Sachs Bank as lead arrangers in connection with the $525 million “yieldco” financing for 8point3 Operating Company, a subsidiary of a joint venture between First Solar and SunPower
  • the noteholders and Morgan Stanley in connection with the $150 million private placement notes offering and related working capital and letter of capital facilities of SolGen, a subsidiary of Exelon Generation Company, to finance a portfolio of 37 solar and distributed generation projects in several states
  • the noteholders and Morgan Stanley in connection with the $150 million private placement notes offering and related working capital and letter of capital facilities of Renewable Power Generation, a subsidiary of Exelon Generation Company, to finance a portfolio of 7 solar and wind generation projects in several states
  • RBS, Barclays and Citibank in connection with the $613 million 144A senior secured notes and $141 million credit facilities financing of a portfolio of 13 wind generation projects totaling 667 megawatts owned by Continental Wind, LLC, an subsidiary of Exelon Generation Company
  • KKR Infrastructure Fund in its acquisitions of two separate portfolios of solar power plants from Recurrent Energy and tax equity investments from Google
  • the lead arrangers in connection with the $250 million project financing of Cogentrix Power’s Cedar Bay co-generation facility
  • Barclays Bank in connection with the $545 million financing for IFM Infrastructure Funds’ acquisition of a portfolio of power plants by Essential Power (f/k/a North American Energy Alliance, LLC) from ConEdand the subsequent the $205 million senior secured second lien notes offering by Essential Power
  • Representation of MUFG Union Bank, RBS and Crédit Agricole as lead arrangers in connection with multiple phases of Terra-Gen Power’s Alta Wind Facility
  • Representation of Goldman Sachs Lending Partners and Citigroup Global Markets as lead arrangers in connection with the $350 million senior secured credit facilities for Terra-Gen Finance
  • First Reserve Corporation in connection with the $1.1 billion project financing of the 695 MW Longview power project and the subsequent separate project financing of the related Dunkard Creek water facilities
  • Citibank, Barclays and Credit Suisse in connection with the $1.2 billion bond/bank construction and leverage lease financing of the Alta Wind II-V 570 megawatt wind power portfolio developed by Terra Gen Power
  • the lead arrangers in connection with the $705 million financing for the construction and operation of the Empire power plant in New York State by Energy Capital Partners
  • JPMorgan Chase in the $1.365 billion acquisition/portfolio financing of LS Power power generation projects purchased from Mirant

Education
  • Columbia Law School, 1995 J.D.
    Stone Scholar; Columbia Law Review, Journal of Transnational Law, 1994–1995
  • Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs, 1995 M.I.A.
  • Dartmouth College, 1988 B.A.
    magna cum laude
Admissions
  • New York 1997

Amy T. Beller is Senior Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in the Firm’s Corporate Department and a member of the Firm’s Energy and Infrastructure Practice. Amy has extensive experience representing parties on project and other finance transactions in the energy and infrastructure sector and regularly advises leading financial institutions, private equity sponsors and companies, including clients such as Barclays Bank, Morgan Stanley, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, MUFG Union Bank, Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, KKR, Blackstone, First Reserve and Riverstone Capital Partners, and has worked as designated lenders’ counsel for developers such as Terra-Gen Power and Exelon Generation. More recently, Amy has been involved in several landmark renewable energy financings representing both lenders and sponsors, including the project financings of the various phases of Terra-Gen Power’s Alta Wind Energy Center in Southern California, one of the largest wind development projects in the U.S., and the $613 million senior secured notes and $141 million credit facilities financing of a portfolio of 13 wind generation facilities totaling 667 megawatts owned by Continental Wind, LLC, a subsidiary of Exelon Generation Company, which was named North American Portfolio Power Deal of the Year 2013 (Euromoney).

Amy also recently worked with the capital markets team representing the underwriters in the issuance of a total of $665 million in senior secured project notes by Stoneway Capital Corporation for the construction and operation of multiple simple-cycle power generation plants with a combined capacity of 686 megawatts in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Named  2017 Latin America Deal of the Year by
Project Finance International, the deal is believed to be the first project bond issued out of Argentina in the past 25 years and the first ever Argentinian greenfield power generation project bond.  Amy also represented Blackstone in its EUR 863 million financing of the 288 megawatts Meerwind offshore wind project in Germany.  The Meerwind project was the first project developed and financed by a private equity investor in offshore wind and was the 2011 Offshore Wind Deal of the Year (Euromoney).

Amy joined Simpson Thacher in 1995 after receiving her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1995 (Stone Scholar) and was named Counsel in 2006 and Senior Counsel in 2008. She received her B.A., 
magna cum laude, from Dartmouth College in 1988 and a M.I.A. from the School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University in 1995. Amy is a member of New York State Bar Association.

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