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TERRAFORM POWER, INC. filed this Form 10-K on 03/15/2019
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political and economic instability;
measures restricting the ability of our facilities to access the grid to deliver electricity at certain times or at all;
the macroeconomic climate and levels of energy consumption in the countries where we have operations;
the comparative cost of other sources of energy;
changes in taxation policies and/or the regulatory environment in the countries in which we have operations, including reductions to renewable power incentive programs;
the imposition of currency controls and foreign exchange rate fluctuations;
high rates of inflation;
protectionist and other adverse public policies, including local content requirements, import/export tariffs, increased regulations or capital investment requirements;
changes to land use regulations and permitting requirements;
risk of nationalization or other expropriation of private enterprises and land, including creeping regulation that reduces the value of our facilities or governmental incentives associated with renewable energy;
difficulty in timely identifying, attracting and retaining qualified technical and other personnel;
difficulty competing against competitors who may have greater financial resources and/or a more effective or established localized business presence;
difficulties with, and extra-normal costs of, recruiting and retaining local individuals skilled in international business operations;
difficulty in developing any necessary partnerships with local businesses on commercially acceptable terms; and
being subject to the jurisdiction of courts other than those of the United States, which courts may be less favorable to us.

In addition, we may be unable to adjust our tariffs or rates as a result of fluctuations in prices above the regulated recognized inflation of raw materials, exchange rates, labor and subcontractor costs during the operating phase of these projects, or any other variations in the conditions of specific jurisdictions in which our concession-type infrastructure projects are located, which may reduce our profitability.

These uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

Our international operations require us to comply with anti-corruption laws and regulations of the United States government and various non-U.S. jurisdictions.

Doing business in multiple countries requires us and our subsidiaries to comply with the laws and regulations of the United States government and various non-U.S. jurisdictions. Our failure to comply with these rules and regulations may expose us to liabilities. These laws and regulations may apply to us, our subsidiaries, individual directors, officers, employees and agents, and may restrict our operations, trade practices, investment decisions and partnering activities. In particular, our non-U.S. operations are subject to United States and foreign anti-corruption laws and regulations, such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended (“FCPA”). The FCPA prohibits United States companies and their officers, directors, employees and agents acting on their behalf from corruptly offering, promising, authorizing or providing anything of value to foreign officials for the purposes of influencing official decisions or obtaining or retaining business or otherwise obtaining favorable treatment. The FCPA also requires companies to make and keep books, records and accounts that accurately and fairly reflect transactions and dispositions of assets and to maintain a system of adequate internal accounting controls. As part of our business, TerraForm Power and its officers, directors, employees and third party agents regularly deal with government bodies and government owned and controlled businesses, the employees and representatives of which may be considered foreign officials for purposes of the FCPA. As a result, business dealings between our employees and any such foreign official could expose us to the risk of violating anti-corruption laws even if such business practices may be customary or are not otherwise prohibited between us and a private third party. Violations of these legal requirements are punishable by criminal fines and imprisonment, civil penalties, disgorgement of profits, injunctions, debarment from government contracts as well as other remedial measures. We have established policies and procedures designed to assist us and our personnel in complying with applicable United States and non-U.S. laws and regulations; however, there is no assurance that these policies and procedures will completely eliminate the risk of a violation of these legal requirements, and any such violation (inadvertent or otherwise) could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

We are subject to environmental, health and safety laws and regulations and related compliance expenditures and liabilities.

Our assets are subject to numerous and significant federal, state, local and foreign laws, and other requirements governing or relating to the environment, health and safety. Our facilities could experience incidents, malfunctions and other unplanned events, such as spills of hazardous materials that may result in personal injury, penalties and property damage. At


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