Mr. Ferguson public affairs activities included initiatives and policy related to hybrid distributed energy resources finance, such as microgrid finance, comprehensive tax reform and economic development strategies combining public and private finance. He was also the architect of the underwriting standard that utilities and financial institutions use to ascertain renewable energy project reliability and risk management.
Prior to joining Kilpatrick Townsend, Mr. Ferguson was a Principal with CohnReznick, the 10th largest accounting, tax and advisory firm in the United States. At CohnReznick, he established the successful Renewable Energy Practice and served as its National Practice Leader. During that tenure he structured and closed tax equity transactions that generated energy from biomass, geothermal, solar and wind resources. In addition, he structured transactions that were capitalized or enhanced with public finance including new markets tax credits, credit enhancements and loan guarantees. Before CohnReznick, Mr. Ferguson served as Director and General Tax Counsel for United Parcel Service (UPS) and was responsible for initiating UPS’s energy strategy including executing investment transactions in renewable energy, coordinating energy efficiency facility upgrades and green building development, creating energy-related products and mitigating business risk related. He closed over $1 billion of commitment in various alternative investments.