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What is a Corporate PPA? A corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) is an agreement under which a corporate entity purchases electricity (usually renewable electricity)...

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Introduction This Practice Note provides quick links to our Planning content of relevance to different types of renewable energy and storage projects located in England...

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Introduction Following the introduction of the development consent regime under the Planning Act 2008 (PA 2008), the need to apply for consent under section 36 of the...

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Introduction Following the introduction of the development consent regime under the Planning Act 2008 (PA 2008), the need to apply for consent under section 36 of the...

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BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a...

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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 Association (LMA) and...

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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 connection agreement is...

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Overview Operation and maintenance (O&M) of renewable energy projects is a critical component of an effective and successful project. Although capital expenditure...

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Requirement to transfer offshore transmission assets Why are generators required to transfer offshore transmission assets? A key element of an offshore wind farm is its...

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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 of moving air to...

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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, equity investors,...

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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, equity investors,...

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The importance of renewable and low carbon energy The general principles of planning policy in England apply to renewable energy developments. However, there is...

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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 the terms of any loans used to...

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What is a power purchase agreement? A power purchase agreement (PPA) is a contract between an electricity generator (generator) and the party who is purchasing the power...

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Introduction This Practice Note will look at the issues to take into consideration when financing renewable energy projects in the UK, particularly those that receive...

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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 incorporated to...

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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 bilateral market....

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Policy context Technical Advice Note (TAN) 8 provides technical advice to supplement the policy set out in Planning Policy Wales (PPW), and should be read in conjunction...

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STOP PRESS: This Practice Note is being reviewed and updated following Ofgem’s 28 November 2018 decision on its OFTO tender process policy consultation for future tender...

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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 note analyses some...

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