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The joint operating agreement (JOA) has a number of key commercial provisions.ScopeThe scope of the JOA is, generally speaking, to 'establish the...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Roberts, Head of Oil & Gas of Orrick 16th Oct
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This Energy consultation tracker tool displays the current status and most recent developments of key consultations conducted by government...
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IntroductionThis Practice Note tracks the key publications and announcements made to date in relation to Brexit and the EU Internal Energy Market,...
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14th Oct
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IntroductionThis tracker provides a chronological horizon scanner of the expected future dates of final decisions, implementing measures,...
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7th Oct
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What are OFTOs?Offshore Transmission Owners (OFTOs) are the owners of offshore transmission assets which connect offshore wind farms to the onshore...
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What is a Turbine Supply Agreement (TSA)?The Turbine Supply Agreement (TSA) is a critical component of the contractual framework for a wind farm. This...
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26th Sep
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How are renewable energy projects typically structured?Renewable energy projects are often project financed. A special purpose vehicle (SPV) will be...
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Decommissioning security agreementsOil and gas companies are expected to return the seabed to its original state (subject to certain exceptions) by...
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25th Sep
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Requirement for a LicenceSection 4 of the Electricity Act 1989 (EA 1989) requires entities undertaking certain activities in the electricity sector to...
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What is a grid connection?A grid connection allows a user to connect to the local network or ‘grid’ so they can receive or produce electricity. A...
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UKCS Petroleum Project LifecycleThe lifecycle of a typical petroleum project on the UKCS can be viewed in the following stages:Each stage of an...
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In order for a new connection to be made, whether to a generator, a home, an office or an entire new development, new network infrastructure will need...
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What is the ‘supplier of last resort’?When the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) revokes a supply licence (usually because of insolvency),...
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OverviewOperation and maintenance (O&M) of renewable energy projects is a critical component of an effective and successful project. Although capital...
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25th Sep
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Brexit impactThis Practice Note contains information on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU at 11 pm on 31 January 2020 (exit day)....
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25th Sep
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What is the Renewables Obligation?The renewables obligation (RO) is intended to support investment in renewable generation projects. It does this by...
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Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990) establishes the legal framework for dealing with (non-radioactive) contaminated land in...
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25th Sep
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Requirement for a nuclear site licenceA nuclear site licence (licence) is required under the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 (NuIA 1965) to use any...
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25th Sep
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Radioactive substance regulationsThe principal legislation governing the keeping, use, accumulation and disposal of radioactive substances (including...
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Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Legal 25th Sep
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What is nuclear energy?Nuclear energy is the energy derived from the core (the 'nucleus') of an atom.Nuclear power plants split uranium atoms inside a...
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25th Sep
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Energy National Policy StatementNPS consultationNational Policy Statements (NPSs) are statutory documents published in accordance with the Planning...
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25th Sep
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Brexit impact—Euratom and the UK Nuclear SectorThis Practice Note contains information on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on 11pm...
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25th Sep
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BackgroundNuclear power has been produced commercially in the UK since the 1950s and grew out of the policy need for a nuclear deterrent. The UK...
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25th Sep
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Brexit impactThe UK withdrew from the EU on 31 January 2020, and entered into a transition period due to end on 31 December 2020 in which, broadly, EU...
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26th Sep
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Brexit impact—Euratom and the UK Nuclear SectorThis Practice Note contains information on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU at 11...
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26th Sep
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Brexit impact—Euratom and the UK Nuclear SectorThis Practice Note contains information on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU at 11...
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26th Sep
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Brexit impact—Euratom and the UK Nuclear SectorThis Practice Note contains information on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU at 11...
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26th Sep
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Certain activities involving the receipt, storage, use and disposal of radioactive material and radioactive waste are governed by an environmental...
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26th Sep
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Before a nuclear power station can be built, its design must be assessed to find out if the social, economic or other benefits outweigh the health...
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Produced in partnership with Herbert Smith Freehills 30th Sep
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Responsibilities for regulation of the UK civil nuclear industry are shared between several regulatory bodies, reflecting the distinction between the...
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Produced in partnership with Herbert Smith Freehills 1st Oct
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1 What is Euratom?The Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community (‘the Euratom Treaty’) was signed in 1957 by six founding States...
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