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Smart Grid

Whether you’re ensuring compliance with Ofgem regulations, understanding and maximising new technological developments or working to secure grid contracts, it’s crucial your legal support understands the energy sector as much as it recognises your commercial and strategic objectives.

The smart choice for tackling the legal complexities of smart grid projects 

With years of sector-specific experience to draw on, our Energy team can deal expertly with all legal issues relating to grid connection, or advise on the intricate considerations of new smart and micro-grid options. The team has even advised the government on several aspects of energy policy, and is involved regularly in advising on the regulatory position of smart grid contracts.

Pioneering spirit for a fast-changing sector

Over the last decade, we’ve been involved in projects deploying more than 500MWp of energy. We also pioneered grid consortia, grid-sharing and local supply agreements, and have helped clients identify and realise significant micro-grid opportunities.

Meanwhile, we’ve helped to resolve grid problems and devise new solutions for battery storage, and have considerable knowledge of power purchase agreements, private wire and sleeving arrangements.

Certified to support unique and complex projects

A number of the Energy team are Elexon-trained, and we can tailor our approach to meet unique and demanding requirements. From grid contracts and licensed supply contracts to construction, planning (contentious and non-contentious) and white label contracts, our innovative and pragmatic team of energy specialists will handle your needs with dedicated professionalism.

Our smart grid expertise includes:

  • grid contracts
  • micro-grid projects
  • licensed supply contracts
  • white label contracts
  • local supply
  • grid-share agreements
  • corporate/mergers and acquisitions, and disposals
  • debt and equity project finance
  • infrastructure agreements
  • energy and battery storage – PPAs
  • heat and energy supply
  • planning (contentious and non-contentious)
  • construction
  • litigation and employment
  • Ofgem accreditation and subsidy compliance.

Our experience includes:

  • advising on smart micro-grid projects at residential housing level and at commercial scale (shared grid/private network)
  • advising on a demand-side response project for a high energy user
  • advising a supplier on battery storage and aggregation projects for domestic and commercial use
  • advising on the regulatory issues surrounding power purchase agreements, sleeving arrangements and supply
  • undertaking complex negotiations with distribution network operators and Ofgem concerning alternative supply and grid consortium arrangements
  • providing legal advice for Mongoose Energy around the set-up and acquisition of a licence to supply electricity – including advice on checklists of industry codes and regulatory compliance.


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