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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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14th Oct
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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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Produced in partnership with Herbert Smith Freehills 1st Oct
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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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26th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep

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Produced in partnership with Tracy Lovejoy of Lanyon Bowdler 28th Sep
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