Hugh Taylor

About Hugh Taylor

Hugh Taylor Having worked in the energy industry for over ten years, Hugh sits on expert panels for all six the UK Distribution Network Operators (DNOs). He also has a deep understanding of National Grid’s Capacity Market and its various balancing markets, is a regular consultee to BEIS and Ofgem, and is a popular speaker at industry events.

The rise of the lean and nimble developer

2020-02-25T17:03:26+00:00May 27th, 2019|Developer Services, Energy Developers, News|

We've been approached by eight energy developers in the last two months seeking expertise that they would have traditionally resourced in house. Hugh explores the factors shaping the energy industry and causing this trend.

Failure to check energy potential of land could cost millions

2020-02-25T17:40:33+00:00December 13th, 2018|Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, News|

Press release: Land agents and farmers buying and selling land should ensure they check the potential for energy projects before proceeding, to avoid missing out on valuable contracts.

The return of the large-scale standalone solar market

2020-02-25T17:50:42+00:00September 25th, 2018|Commercial & Industrial, Energy Developers, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, News, Public Sector|

As solar technology prices decrease and energy prices increase, we are at a tipping point in the large-scale solar market. With opportunities returning, large-scale solar, located with or without batteries, can offer landowners with the right sites a strong diversification income.

13 Do’s and Don’ts for securing lucrative ground rents from energy schemes

2020-02-25T18:11:54+00:00May 15th, 2018|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, News, Public Sector|

There are opportunities for landowners to earn diversification incomes from power generation and energy storage schemes. We give some tips to ensure you secure the best ground rents from hosting such schemes.

Battery storage versus gas gensets – a market snapshot

2020-02-25T18:10:04+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, News, Public Sector|

We are currently seeing a stronger market and appetite from developers for gas genset sites compared to battery storage sites. This results from several related market conditions which we explain below.

Tread carefully with grid advice before paying for an application

2020-02-26T16:46:29+00:00February 15th, 2018|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Grid Connection Services, News, Public Sector|

Many landowners have contacted us recently after they've been approached by firms touting grid advice and persuading landowners to sign up to up-front fees for making a battery storage grid application. Read how you should beware of this approach and find out how we are different.

A sad day caused by grid connection application scandal

2020-02-26T17:02:55+00:00December 4th, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Grid Connection Services, News, Public Sector, Published Articles|

Land and property owners need to be made aware of some of the practices of some 'grid consultants' and land agents during the grid connection application process that could cost them unnecessary time and money and that are putting the Network Operators' system planning teams under considerable pressure.