Sector: Public Sector

Determine if on-site solar, energy storage or flexible generation is viable for you now

2020-02-25T17:47:14+00:00November 7th, 2018|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, News, Public Sector|

'Behind-the-meter’ energy schemes can offer energy cost savings, income and business growth for those sites with the right attributes. Paybacks can be as low as seven years for some, but you must avoid being mis-sold unattainable returns. Our independent assessment makes sure you are investing wisely.

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.

Don’t miss National Grid’s deadline

2020-02-25T18:17:08+00:00April 5th, 2018|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, News, Public Sector|

Press release: Time is running out for landowners who want to host a large-scale power generation or battery storage scheme, with a key deadline looming.

How assessment and design fees became connection offer expenses

2020-02-25T18:19:32+00:00March 28th, 2018|Commercial & Industrial, Energy Developers, Farms & Estates, Grid Connection Services, News, Public Sector, Published Articles|

Hugh was invited to contribute a feature article to Utility Week. Given the impending Connection Offer Expenses that Distribution DNOs can charge from 6 April 2018, he surveyed his contacts at the DNOs to get an idea of their charging intentions.

Act quickly to avoid grid application fees

2020-02-26T16:24:58+00:00March 16th, 2018|Commercial & Industrial, Energy Developers, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Grid Connection Services, News, Public Sector|

Press release: Farmers and landowners interested in energy generation or storage projects should act quickly to avoid potentially steep fees. From 6 April network operators in England, Wales and Scotland will be able to charge up-front fees for grid connection offers, which could run into thousands of pounds.

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.

Will we see standalone subsidy-free solar in 2018?

2020-02-26T17:13:08+00:00November 30th, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, News, Public Sector|

2017 saw the first subsidy-free solar farm energise, but the scheme was located with battery storage and had an existing suitable grid connection. The burning question is when could we see a subsidy-free standalone scheme deployed on a new connection?