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With businesses facing pressure on energy costs, carbon reductions and energy efficiency, there is an increasing desire to explore on-site energy generation.

Generators – and suppliers themselves – face grid constraints and concern over secure revenues for energy production. As a result, the generation of on-site energy (both heat and electricity) is becoming an increasingly attractive prospect.

Our lawyers have been at the cutting edge of on-site supply projects and ESCOs for the last 10 years. Our experience spans a range of technologies including wind, solar, gas and biomass.

With expert knowledge of the sector – and the commercial needs of our clients – we are renowned for our innovative approach to ESCOs. Our lawyers understand the regulatory complications involved in on-site supply and are able to look at complex issues from the perspectives of generators, hosts and the supply chain.

Areas of focus

Our on-site supply and ESCO expertise includes the following:

  • Direct/private wire PPAs.
  • Heat offtakes.
  • Supply licensing and exemptions.
  • Sharing of grid infrastructure.
  • Formation of ESCOs.
  • Fuel supply.
  • Maximising incentives such as the FIT, RHI and Renewables Obligation.
  • Embedded benefits.
  • Supply chain contracting.
  • Carbon law and reporting.
  • Site leasing (including rooftop leases).
  • Operations and maintenance.
  • Community energy/local authority district heating. 

Advising Estover Energy on the Speyside and Cramlington biomass CHP plants providing heat and electricity to adjacent industrial facilities.

Advising Icon Infrastructure on the 19MW Beckton biomass plant providing heat to the National Grid and electricity to Thames Water.

Advising O-Gen on the development of a heat and electricity supply to an adjacent industrial premises for a waste wood biomass plant in Plymouth.

Advising an ESCO provider on the roll out of biomass boilers and dedicated heat supply contracts to a variety of holiday sites.

Advising St Modwen on the Dursley housing estate ESCO proposals.

Advising Avonmouth Heat Network on its proposal to set up a heating scheme for industrials in the Avonmouth area.

Advising East Devon on the Cranbrook Estate and community heating issues associated with the major redevelopment.

Advising Bath and North East Somerset on the roll out of solar PV on school rooftops.

Advising Marks and Spencer plc on the 6MW Castle Donnington rooftop solar project supplying heat to the premises.

Advising Volac CHP on its CHP plant and supplying heat and power to the adjacent Volac dairy facility.

Advising EGS Energy on its first of a kind geothermal project supplying heat and electricity to the adjacent Eden project.

Advising Lombard North Central Plc on a sale and lease back of the CHP project and associated energy centre equipment and in mixed used development near Kings Cross.

Advising Lumicity on a variety of on-site generation technologies supplying heat and electricity to the agriculture sector and particularly poultry farming buildings.

Advising Kew Gardens on ESCO arrangements and the establishment of an on-site generation facility for various specific facilities.

Meet the team
Ross Fairley

Ross Fairley Partner

  • Energy, Power and Utilities
  • Head of Renewable Energy
  • Environment
Nick Churchward

Nick Churchward Partner

  • Head of Resource and Waste Management
  • Projects
  • Energy, Power and Utilities
Lloyd James

Lloyd James Partner

  • Energy, Power and Utilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Construction and Engineering
Nathan Curtis

Nathan Curtis Partner

  • Banking
  • Projects 
  • Energy, Power and Utilities
James Phillips

James Phillips Partner

  • Head of Oil and Gas
  • Energy, Power and Utilities
  • Environment
William Gard

William Gard Partner

  • Construction and Engineering
  • Infrastructure
  • Arbitration
Euan Bremner

Euan Bremner Partner

  • Chair of Energy, Power and Utilities
  • Head of Scottish Real Estate
  • Head of Northern Irish Real Estate
Will Woodall

Will Woodall Partner

  • Energy, Power and Utilities
  • Real Estate Investors
  • Healthcare
Camilla Usher-Clark

Camilla Usher-Clark Partner

  • Corporate
  • Energy, Power and Utilities
  • Co-operatives
Jonathan Eves

Jonathan Eves Partner

  • Corporate
  • Energy, Power and Utilities
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
Michael Barlow

Michael Barlow Partner

  • Environment
  • Energy, Power and Utilities
  • Water