The Norton Rose Fulbright Currents Podcast Features Kimberlee Centera

june 23, 2021

Transmission lines deliver electricity from where it is generated to where it is consumed. The construction of high-voltage transmission lines can enhance the reach and reliability of our electricity grid and unlock more of our nation’s clean energy resources.

In February 2021, Texas experienced catastrophic power outages, a higher degree of interconnection to the U.S. grid could have significantly improved reliability and mitigated this risk.

A lack of transmission lines to carry wind and solar power from where it is generated to where it is most needed, creates a significant challenge for future renewable growth. The announcement by the Biden Administration to provide incentives for the expansion and modernization of transmission lines should help developers modernize and expand critical power infrastructure.

During the Norton Rose Fulbright Currents Podcast, Kimberlee Centera and host Todd Alexander discuss some of the issues, challenges, and opportunities for essential transmission line development. Highlights of the conversation include:

  • Land use feasibility and stakeholders
  • Project development and timing
  • Site location and access to transmission lines
  • Rights of way challenges
  • Private vs. government land
  • Tax credits and incentives


“The need for new transmission lines to support renewable energy production has never been more challenging,” remarked Todd Alexander, partner, Norton Rose Fulbright. “Kimberlee’s willingness to share her experiences with our listeners is a great benefit to anyone who is interested in the solutions to this challenge.”

About Currents Podcast:
Currents features in-depth discussions on the latest developments in project finance. The podcast is hosted by partner Todd Alexander, who interviews key business leaders and policy makers to investigate important trends affecting the energy and infrastructure space.

About TerraPro Solutions:
TerraPro Solutions, a leading risk mitigation renewable energy project development consultancy has generated over 12 GWs in Solar, Wind, and Energy Storage. With a total financed value of over $6 billion, it is the top development consultancy in the renewables market. TerraPro Solutions provides high-level expertise in the development and implementation of renewable energy projects. Services include site feasibility and land acquisition, due diligence for investment and financing, and construction, compliance and post-construction operations.

TerraPro Solutions’ risk management process includes in-depth risk reviews and comprehensive analysis as well as training and coaching that empowers project team members to make informed decisions about risk management. For more information contact Annemarie Osborne 949-237-2906 or Vanessa Faucher 858-573-2000 or visit

About Norton Rose Fulbright:
Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 4000 lawyers based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East. Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions, energy, infrastructure, mining, commodities and agribusiness, transport, technology and innovation, and life sciences and healthcare. For more information visit:

Kimberlee Centera CEO and President of TerraPro Solutions

Kimberlee Centera

Kimberlee Centera is a risk management expert for the development and financing of large-scale generator energy projects for public utilities and community development. She possesses the expertise to identify, manage and mitigate risk. Kimberlee works on complex high-value projects, such as a wind farm development that powers a JP Morgan Chase property. A leading renewable energy expert, Kimberlee has been a guest on numerous radio programs including National Public Radio’s Marketplace. She frequently serves as a speaker and educator at wind and solar conferences. Kimberlee Centera Email:

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