About the Author: 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

Renewables projects face 10-year wait to connect to electricity grid

May 11th, 2022|Energy Developers, Grid Consultancy, News, Published Articles|

Developers seeking to connect to the electricity grid are being given connection timescales of 2028 and well beyond. We flagged this to the Financial Times and are thrilled they ran with the story.

Grid Connections Manager – Position Filled

February 22nd, 2022|Commercial & Industrial, Energy Developers, Grid Consultancy, News|

We have a vacancy for a Grid Connections Manager to have complete oversight of specific clients’ grid connections operations – becoming each client’s own Virtual In-house Network Specialist.

Headline sponsor of Regen’s Green Energy Awards

November 25th, 2021|Featured, News|

We’re proud to be headline sponsor of the Regen Green Energy Awards 2022 - a leading national celebration of innovative technologies, pioneering companies, and inspiring individuals shaking up the energy system and driving the UK towards a zero-carbon future.

Partnering with NFU Energy to deliver their Renewable Energy Solutions Service

October 5th, 2021|Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, News|

We are delighted to partner with NFU Energy to deliver their new Renewable Energy Solutions – a service to help farmers and landowners assess and develop renewable energy schemes on their land.

Landowners need not carry professional costs for aborted energy schemes

July 7th, 2021|Farms & Estates, News|

Landowners who are entering into agreements with energy developers should make sure that the agreement includes an undertaking for their professional fees to be covered by the developer. Otherwise, if the scheme does not go ahead the landowner could end up paying high professional costs.

Pete Aston joins the Roadnight Taylor team

June 28th, 2021|Energy Developers, Feasibility Studies, Featured, Grid Consultancy|

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Pete Aston as Network Engineer. He joins from Western Power Distribution (WPD), where he was Primary System Design Manager responsible for all grid connections to the high and extra-high voltage networks across all WPD's licence areas.

Don’t take a risk with energy agreements

April 15th, 2021|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Grid Consultancy, News, Public Sector|

Landowners must think twice before signing renewable energy agreements as they could end up tied into astronomical bills and unsuccessful projects, or be unable to successfully negotiate rents and lease terms.

Exclusivity agreements for energy schemes: pitfalls and opportunities

October 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.

Webinar: Maximising chances of achieving large-scale energy schemes

August 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

June 2nd, 2020|Feasibility Studies, Grid Consultancy, News, Public Sector|

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

Energy expert joins our team and we move to a larger office

July 12th, 2018|News|

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed Richard Palmer, an experienced land and energy professional, to the team. With the third new appointment in less than a year, we've also moved to new offices in Burford to accommodate our growing team.

CLA members – find out if you have potential battery storage or power scheme sites

March 13th, 2018|Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, News|

While opportunities for power generation and battery storage schemes exist in industrial and urban areas, the greatest potential can be found in rural areas. Find out why we are offering CLA (Country Land and Business Association) members an exclusive offer on our Stop/Go feasibility studies.

800kW behind-the-meter solar and battery storage advice in Yorkshire

October 23rd, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates|

Read how we secured grid capacity for 800kW of behind-the-meter battery storage for our Yorkshire clients and the consultancy we are now providing.

Lord Newborough, Rhug & Glynllifon Estates

April 20th, 2017|Champions - Testimonials|

Championing us for our results "I wish we had found Roadnight Taylor sooner. They unravel the black art of the electricity grid, and their approach of applying to the distribution network operators on our behalf and then tendering to developers undoubtedly delivers the best end result, with no cost exposure to the Estates." Lord Newborough ARAgS Rhug & Glynllifon Estates  Contact us Speak to us to today to find out how we can help you maximise your energy opportunities. Call the team on 01993 830571 or email us through our Contact Us page. Contact [...]

Tom Barrow, Knight Frank

April 20th, 2017|Champions - Testimonials|

Championing Hugh for public speaking "Hugh was invited by the RICS Gloucestershire & Cotswolds CPD group to speak at Royal Agricultural University.  He provided an update on the renewables industry and highlighted the issues and opportunities presented by electrical grid constraints across the UK. Emerging energy opportunities and the potential in energy storage were also covered.   It was an inspired presentation and challenged the way Chartered Surveyors think about power.  Hugh also gave an excellent presentation at the RICS National Rural Conference at the Royal Agricultural University in June 2016." Tom Barrow MRICS Partner, Knight Frank LLP [...]

Michael Gurney, Landowner

April 20th, 2017|Champions - Testimonials|

Championing us for our approach “Roadnight Taylor’s approach to enabling large-scale renewables schemes makes perfect sense. Having been through the tortuous process of achieving a 64 acre solar farm on our land without them in 2012, we are well placed to understand the great value in their offering!” Michael Gurney Landowner, Cromer Contact us Speak to us to today to find out how we can help you maximise your energy opportunities. Call the team on 01993 830571 or email us through our Contact Us page. Contact

James Collier, Howkins & Harrison

April 18th, 2017|Champions - Testimonials|

Championing Hugh for public speaking “Hugh gave a fantastic presentation at the Midland Counties Agricultural Valuers Association (MCAVA) Annual Conference in November, for which I was Chairman.  Fascinating, relevant, entertaining and thought-provoking.” James Collier BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV MCAVA President Contact us To find out if Hugh is available to speak at your event and to discuss relevant topics, contact us on 01993 830571 or email us via our Contact Us page. Contact

Philip Hughes, Freshfield Energy

April 18th, 2017|Champions - Testimonials, Grid Consultancy|

Roadnight Taylor’s understanding of the grid has helped us unlock far more grid capacity than we had hoped for with a viable connection cost, and we look forward to promoting more sites with them for both anaerobic digestion and peaking plants.

Nick Brown, The Thoresby Estate

April 18th, 2017|Champions - Testimonials, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Grid Consultancy|

Championing us for scheme advice “Being somewhat cynical about the viability of solar energy, and having heard various horror stories about being used as a stalking horse by the solar farm developers and the cost of obtaining grid connection, I was keen to find good, impartial advice before committing the Estate to any discussions on the matter. Hugh certainly explained the whole process clearly and offers a sensible, risk free approach to this complex opportunity.  His team worked hard to make our first scheme a success, at 90 acres, and we have one more in planning.   I would [...]

David Slack, Yattendon Estates

April 18th, 2017|Champions - Testimonials|

Championing Hugh for public speaking. "Hugh is an outstanding presenter.  I was Chairman of the RICS (South East) Rural Conference in February, during which he actively engaged the entire audience for his full forty minutes… and beyond!” David Slack FRICS FIAgrM Managing Director, Yattendon Estates Limited Contact us To find out if Hugh is available to speak at your event and to discuss relevant topics, contact us on 01993 830571 or email us via our Contact Us page. Contact

“Fascinating, entertaining and thought-provoking” public speaking

April 17th, 2017|News|

Our CEO, Hugh Taylor, is an experienced public speaker and speaks at many energy and business events. Read some of the great feedback and book him for your event. His talks always get good feedback and generate plenty of discussion after he has left the platform.

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