Solar and onshore wind projects

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The former Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) first published a Community Energy Strategy in 2014. In March 2015, DECC published an update on the community...

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Produced in partnership with Matthew Collinson of Energetics Date of Agreement _____________________________________20[XX] Parties 1 [name of company], a company...

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What is a 'generating station'? There are a number of different legislative definitions of a ‘generating station’ depending on the context; however, for planning purposes...

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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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1 Definitions In this agreement the following definitions apply: Grantee [insert name and address of the Grantee] Grantee's Land the property known as [insert address]...

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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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Power offtake arrangements In project financed power generation projects, one of the key documents is the power offtake agreement. Typically referred to as a 'power...

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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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The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) encourages local planning authorities to design their local policies to maximise renewable and low carbon energy...

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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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What is onshore wind? Onshore wind refers to wind turbines that are installed in land. Wind turbines harness the energy of moving air (wind) to produce electricity. Wind...

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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 Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development Order) 1995, SI 1995/418 (in Wales) and the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order...

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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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Produced in partnership with Matthew Collinson of Energetics This Agreement is made on [date] Parties 1 [name of the Company] [of [address] OR incorporated in England and...

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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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PROJECT DETAILS PROJECT NAME: [insert name of project] CLIENT: [insert name of client] [Insert name of firm] PROJECT LEAD: [insert name of client/lead partner] PROJECT...

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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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Introduction This Practice Note provides a list of the key documents typically seen on financial completion of an onshore wind farm or large scale ground mounted...

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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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The National Policy Statement for Renewable Energy Infrastructure (the Renewables NPS) provides guidance on potential onshore wind farm impacts, including considerations...

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What is solar PV? Photovoltaic (PV) technology uses solar energy to generate electricity. The word 'photovoltaic' comprises two parts: • photo, derived from the Greek...

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What is solar thermal? Solar thermal refers to collectors that harness energy from the sun to generate hot water. Solar collectors are usually installed on roofs but can...

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