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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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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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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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IntroductionFollowing the introduction of the development consent regime under the Planning Act 2008 (PA 2008), the need to apply for consent under...
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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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The importance of renewable and low carbon energyThe general principles of planning policy in England apply to renewable energy developments. However,...
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25th Sep
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IntroductionFollowing the introduction of the development consent regime under the Planning Act 2008 (PA 2008), the need to apply for consent under...
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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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What is/check the duration of the agreement? The term of the power purchase agreement (PPA) should coincide so far as practicable with...
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25th Sep
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Most projects are underpinned by a complex web of contractual relationships between all the parties involved in the project (eg the project company,...
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25th Sep
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What are green loans?This Practice Note considers the green loan market, focusing on the Green Loan Principles (GLP), published by the Loan Market...
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Produced in partnership with Kathryn Emmett of Norton Rose Fulbright, Katie Knight of Norton Rose Fulbright and Rosa Mottershead 25th 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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IntroductionThis Practice Note provides quick links to our Planning content of relevance to different types of renewable energy and storage projects...
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26th Sep
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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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Policy contextTechnical Advice Note (TAN) 8 provides technical advice to supplement the policy set out in Planning Policy Wales (PPW), and should be...
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26th Sep
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What is offshore wind?Offshore wind refers to wind turbines that are installed in bodies of water, typically the sea. Wind turbines harness the energy...
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26th Sep
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IntroductionThis Practice Note will look at the issues to take into consideration when financing renewable energy projects in the UK, particularly...
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26th Sep
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Requirement to transfer offshore transmission assetsWhy are generators required to transfer offshore transmission assets?A key element of an offshore...
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26th Sep
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The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (HGCRA 1996) only applies to a ‘construction contract’, namely a contract that satisfies...
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28th Sep
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If a party with an interest in a construction project has directly employed either the building contractor, a professional consultant or a...
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28th Sep
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On 22 July 2015, the government published a consultation paper setting out proposals for measures to control spending on new solar photovoltaic (PV)...
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28th Sep
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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 ROCTMA?Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs) (see Practice Note: Renewables Obligation (RO)—key features) in the UK are traded through a...
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Produced in partnership with James Stanier of Gowling WLG 16th Oct

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