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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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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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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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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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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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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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Electricity market reform and contracts for differenceThe Electricity Market Reform (EMR) programme was developed by government to make changes to the...
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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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Why do generators need to be accredited?The Renewables Obligation (RO) supports investment in renewable generation projects. It does this by placing...
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IntroductionOn 31 March 2017 the Renewables Obligation subsidy scheme (RO scheme) for renewable electricity generation in England and Wales (RO...
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