Renewable electricity generation capacity in the UK at the end of 2017 was 40.5 GW, a 13.3% increase on the previous year.
Whilst renewable subsidies have been curtailed, technology prices continue to fall and the rise of energy storage and energy prices is making projects viable without subsidy. The intermittency of renewable energy generation has also led to the emergence of the gas peaking market and frequency services to balance the UKs electricity network.
Standalone energy plants such as solar and wind farms, reserve power high efficiency gas plants, energy from waste facilities and energy storage plants all require land to be sited on. They require planning permission and rights for access and to lay cables. The developer/operator will require an Option Agreement whilst the project develops and a lease for construction and operation.
As well as developing our own projects we provide development services to a small number of operators and investors.
- Feasibility studies
- Screening for planning and proximity to appropriate utility connections (electrical, gas, water)
- Option and Lease negotiations
- Co-ordination of planning applications and supporting reports (ecology, flood risk, noise, air-quality, archaeology, ground conditions)
- Discharging of planning conditions
- Property due diligence, review of title documentation
- Support on grid and gas connections
- Support through legal process to project fruition