J.D., Order of the Coif, University of California – Berkeley, 2010
B.S., Stanford University, 2004
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
United States District Courts for Northern District of California, Central District of California, and Eastern District of California
Sarah Keane primarily focuses on regulated transactions, litigation, and policy matters involving electric power, clean transportation, and climate change.
Sarah regularly counsels clients on pertinent legal and regulatory developments in the areas of climate change, electric vehicles, renewable energy, energy storage, and electricity grid management. She has played a key role in major energy, climate change, and air quality proceedings in Colorado in recent years, including the Colorado Public Utilities Commission’s approval of the Colorado Energy Plan and the Air Quality Control Commission’s adoption of advanced low-emission vehicle standards.
Sarah advises a wide range of project developers and sponsors regarding asset development, purchase, and sale, with a particular focus on renewable energy and transmission projects. She assists project proponents regarding compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and state counterpart laws. Sarah also helps secure the full suite of local, state, and federal entitlements for projects, and defends those approvals when necessary. On the transactional side, Sarah drafts and negotiates project finance and asset purchase agreements, power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements, airport consortium and operations agreements, and other project-related contracts.
Sarah currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for GRID Alternatives Colorado, a unique and remarkable non-profit organization that brings clean energy and transportation solutions to low-income households and disadvantaged communities. She was previously an attorney at two large international law firms.
Energy and Transmission Projects and Transactions
Airport and Transit Projects