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

By |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 expertise delivers unprecedented connection success for Novus

By |February 15th, 2022|Energy Developers, Grid Consultancy, News, Published Articles|

In less than three years, Novus has secured more than 1,100 megawatts-worth of viable grid capacity across 34 sites – at distribution level alone. They put this success largely down to employing Roadnight Taylor.

Cut your energy bills with Climate Change Agreement – with Heck! Food case study

By |October 16th, 2020|Commercial & Industrial, News, Published Articles|

Many businesses are unaware they could be eligible for the Climate Change Agreement Scheme to reduce the Climate Change Levy. Richard wrote this article and used the example of our recent work with clients Heck! Foods.

Industry should act fast to save on the Climate Change Levy

By |August 7th, 2020|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Featured, News, Published Articles|

BEIS has extended the CCA scheme by another 2 years, and the deadline for applications for new entrants to 30 November 2020. Roadnight Taylor can help businesses assess eligibility and the cost/benefit of entering the scheme in the context of an investment strategy in low carbon assets.

Deadline looms to reduce Climate Change Levy

By |July 17th, 2020|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, News, Public Sector, Published Articles|

Businesses have only a few months left to benefit from reduced energy bills through the extended Climate Change Agreement (CCA) scheme. Richard Palmer explained to The Energyst why even smaller business should think about joining the CCA scheme

Q&A: Why business rates shouldn’t scare people away from solar – Solar Power Portal

By |May 15th, 2020|Commercial & Industrial, News, Public Sector, Published Articles|

After the Lidl's case highlighted business rates on solar, Richard was interviewed by Solar Power Portal to find out what needs to change to make business rates and solar work.

Energy Opportunity – RICS Land Journal

By |April 29th, 2020|Commercial & Industrial, Energy Developers, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Grid Consultancy, News, Public Sector, Published Articles|

Hugh was invited to write for the RICS Land Journal. He covers the energy scheme opportunities for landowners, the different approaches, the current issues and technology options, and how to maximise chances of success.

Beware of costly business rate liability on solar PV installations – Farmers Weekly

By |April 24th, 2020|Farms & Estates, News, Published Articles|

Richard was interviewed by Farmers Weekly on how farmers are being caught unawares by costly business rate charges on solar PV installations.

Electric Vehicle Evolution – CLA Land & Business

By |April 3rd, 2020|Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Grid Consultancy, News, Published Articles|

The opportunities for electric vehicles and EV charging including delivering competitive advantage, raising customer satisfaction, highlighting environmental credentials, adding income and gaining rent from hosting infrastructure.

On-site energy schemes – what are the opportunities for landowners?

By |December 9th, 2019|Commercial & Industrial, Energy Developers, Feasibility Studies, News, Published Articles|

Hugh was interviewed by AMP Clean Energy for their guest blog. He discusses the on-site energy opportunities for landowners and developers, and why decarbonisation is driving demand for sites that can host flexible generation assets.

Improving returns and reducing liabilities of PV arrays

By |June 24th, 2019|Farms & Estates, News, Published Articles|

Richard Palmer was invited to contribute an article to the Old Mill Rural Insight. He wrote about the issues we are uncovering in our PV Healthchecks and how farms and estates can improve financial and technical performance of solar arrays and mitigate the financial risks being carried by some schemes.

How assessment and design fees became connection offer expenses

By |March 28th, 2018|Commercial & Industrial, Energy Developers, Farms & Estates, Grid Consultancy, 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.

A sad day caused by grid connection application scandal

By |December 4th, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Grid Consultancy, 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.

Discover your battery storage opportunities ahead of your neighbours

By |December 1st, 2017|Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, News, Published Articles|

We were delighted to be asked to contribute an article to Farming Monthly after they had seen an article by Hugh in another publication. The article below was first published in Farming Monthly's digital edition - September 2017.

‘Grid is King’ for any stand-alone or co-located scheme

By |October 25th, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Grid Consultancy, News, Public Sector, Published Articles|

We are delighted that our CEO, Hugh Taylor, has been interviewed for The Energyst. Grid is King for any standalone or behind-the-meter, single technology or co-located schemes.

Do you have a site suitable for battery storage?

By |July 28th, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, News, Public Sector, Published Articles|

Numerous factors must conspire for a site to be viable for battery storage. See how you should find out if you have genuine potential for a site in this article first published in Energy Now magazine.

Is battery storage suitable for your farm?

By |March 1st, 2017|Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, News, Published Articles|

Hugh contributed to an article on battery storage in the National Farmers Union (NFU) British Farmer and Grower magazine in February 2017. He explained that farmer or landowner-owned battery storage schemes are best suited to sites that have year-long, high and variable power use – for example for processing, heating or cooling - ideally twinned with high and intermittent on-site energy generation.

Grid rights and wrongs

By |July 1st, 2016|Commercial & Industrial, Grid Consultancy, News, Published Articles|

Excerpts from an article written by Hugh Taylor for the RICS Property Journal. In the full article, Hugh looks at the growing market for small decentralised power schemes, highlights how grid rights can be valuable, and how to avoid common grid right pitfalls.

Rural energy revival

By |June 1st, 2016|Farms & Estates, Grid Consultancy, News, Published Articles|

Excerpts from an article Hugh Taylor had published in the RICS Land Journal in June 2016. Hugh examined the current and future prospects for energy opportunities for rural landowners, details some of the complex systems that National Grid use to balance grid supply and the revenues that could be available to landowners.

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