Polly Stevenson

About Polly Stevenson

Polly is responsible for our marketing communications. She keeps our website, social media, newsletter and PR wheels rolling. Working in marketing for 20 years, she holds a Chartered Institute of Marketing Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing and is a member of the Guild of Agricultural Journalists. View full profile

Exclusivity agreements for energy schemes: pitfalls and opportunities

2020-10-23T16:08:21+00:00October 21st, 2020|Commercial & Industrial, Energy Developers, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Featured, Grid Consultancy, Guest Blog, Public Sector|

In seeking to achieve a solar, wind or energy storage scheme, one of the first steps a developer will take is to secure an exclusivity agreement with the landowner.  We take a closer look at exclusivity agreements, speaking to the expert team at Renew Legal, to understand what they are, the issues that can arise from them and if there are alternative approaches.

Farm diversification income from energy projects – frequently asked questions

2020-10-21T10:52:53+00:00September 30th, 2020|Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Featured, News|

As rural landowners look to diversify and tackle the economic challenges post-Brexit, energy schemes can offer those with viable sites a new income solution. We’ve compiled a list of answers to the most common questions we get asked by landowners - including likely incomes.

Webinar: Maximising chances of achieving large-scale energy schemes

2020-10-06T14:09:48+00:00August 25th, 2020|Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, News|

Hugh was invited to speak on webinar hosted by Lodders. Hugh lit a clear path to maximising your chances of achieving long-term, reliable leases from large-scale energy schemes, while Alastair Frew provided insight on a range of renewable energy legal issues.

Roadnight Taylor appointed as a Crown Commercial Service supplier

2020-07-20T14:41:39+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Electric Vehicle Charging, Feasibility Studies, Financial Modelling, Grid Consultancy, Heating & Cooling, Investment Appraisal, News, Public Sector, Strategic Energy Review|

We’re pleased to announce our appointment onto Crown Commercial Service’s Heat Networks and Electricity Generation Assets (HELGA) agreement.

Farm diversification into energy: the options and returns

2020-09-15T10:35:47+00:00February 24th, 2020|Developer Services, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Featured, News|

There's never been a better time for landowners to seek diversification income from leasing land to energy schemes, or becoming self-developers or owner-operators. But we urge them to take appropriate and independent advice.

Penny wise, millions foolish – a lesson in the cost of not using expert advisors in energy scheme developments

2020-04-30T13:28:42+00:00February 6th, 2020|Developer Services, Energy Developers, Grid Consultancy, News|

A solar developer achieved a grid connection offer for a solar farm site but missed a crucial stage in the process and so failed to secure and safeguard the grid rights - thus losing out on any opportunity. What should they have done?

Prime opportunity for energy schemes but take care

2020-10-21T10:39:18+00:00December 5th, 2019|Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Grid Consultancy, News|

The average landowner’s chances of getting an energy scheme are greater now than ever. But, there has also never been a more appropriate time to be prudent and not sign up with the first developer that knocks at the door.

Grid expertise secures a successful outcome – but it was too late for another

2020-03-25T11:32:16+00:00October 1st, 2019|Developer Services, Energy Developers, Farms & Estates, Grid Consultancy, News|

Two recent cases where our considerable level of grid expertise has been demonstrated. One case led to a lucrative outcome for a developer. The other highlighted why getting us involved at the start of a project will achieve better outcomes.

Interested in energy schemes? Check grid capacity regularly

2020-02-25T16:51:33+00:00June 5th, 2019|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, News|

Press release: Landowners interested in securing income from energy schemes should not be put off by an apparent lack of grid capacity.  Grid availability is changing all the time, with success often depending on timing.