As deployment of renewable energy in the UK increases, there is a renewed focus on energy storage technologies. We believe that energy storage will play a major role in the future of the UK energy sector. Effective storage solutions will add greater weight to renewables generation, help to ensure a more stable supply and give operators access to the Grid ancillary services market.

We have been advising on energy storage technologies and projects for over 10 years. This has included battery storage, fuel cells and pumped storage. We help our clients to navigate all types of commercial and legal challenges; from financing and contractual matters to regulatory and intellectual property issues, as well as bespoke power purchase agreements from storage.

We provide our clients with valuable insight into energy storage technologies, whether they are already in use or still in development. Indeed, one of our lawyers is the author of a work examining pioneers in fuel cell technology.

Areas of focus

Our energy storage expertise includes the following:

  • All aspects of the development of energy storage projects.
  • Energy storage regulation and the impacts on associated renewable energy incentives.
  • Energy contracts, including Grid ancillary services contracts.
  • Intellectual property rights and protection for storage technologies.
  • Grant funding for innovation.
  • Bespoke power offtake for storage projects.

Advising ITM Power (fuel cells) on its business for the last 10 years including its IPO.

Advising Quarry Battery on its new pumped storage project in Snowdonia.

Advising a major renewable developer on the roll out of battery storage projects in the UK.

Advising on power offtake arrangements for storage solutions.

Advising on a variety of electric vehicle supply points and contracts.

Advising a funder on funding arrangements for a major battery storage roll out.

Advising a wide variety of parties on grid ancillary services contracts and tenders.

Advising on the planning requirements for storage on new and existing renewable energy sites.

Meet the team
Euan Bremner

Euan Bremner Partner

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Head of Scottish Real Estate
  • Head of Northern Irish Real Estate
Ross Fairley

Ross Fairley Partner

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Head of Renewable Energy
  • Environment
Lloyd James

Lloyd James Partner

  • Construction and Engineering
  • Energy and Utilities 
  • Infrastructure
Nick Churchward

Nick Churchward Partner

  • Head of Resource and Waste Management
  • Projects
  • Energy and Utilities
Graham Soar

Graham Soar Partner

  • Banking and Finance
  • Derivatives, Debt Capital Markets and Securitisations
  • Project Finance
Camilla Usher-Clark

Camilla Usher-Clark Partner

  • Corporate
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Co-operatives
Julian Boswall

Julian Boswall Partner

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Planning and Compulsory Purchase
Jonathan Eves

Jonathan Eves Partner

  • Corporate
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
Will Woodall

Will Woodall Partner

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Healthcare
Helen Scott-Lawler

Helen Scott-Lawler Partner

  • Head of Food and Drink
  • Commercial
  • Intellectual Property and Media

What others say...

Accessible, easy to understand and obviously have their fingers on the pulse of emerging technologies in renewables and CCUS.

Legal 500 2024

Key contact

Euan Bremner

Euan Bremner Partner

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Head of Scottish Real Estate
  • Head of Northern Irish Real Estate

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