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Get in or miss out, warns Roadnight Taylor

June 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Press release: Landowners who are considering generating or storing energy should act fast before grid capacity runs out. The electrical grid is heavily constrained with some areas having only pockets of capacity remaining. So even where a site has good planning and access attributes, it may not be able to get a grid connection which stops a project in its tracks.

  • Do's and Don'ts of grid connection

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

May 15th, 2018|0 Comments

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.

  • gas genset v battery storage

Battery storage versus gas gensets – a market snapshot

May 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

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.

  • Act fast deadline looming

Don’t miss National Grid’s deadline

April 5th, 2018|0 Comments

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.

  • Connection Offere Expenses

How assessment and design fees became connection offer expenses

March 28th, 2018|0 Comments

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 to avoid grid application fees

Act quickly to avoid grid application fees

March 16th, 2018|0 Comments

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.

  • CLA offer scene

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

March 13th, 2018|0 Comments

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.

  • Tread carefully with grid advice

Tread carefully with grid advice before paying for an application

February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

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.

  • How much should you pay for grid consultancy??

How much should you pay for grid consultancy?

January 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Some advisors are taking money from landowners to make grid applications for battery storage on sites that don’t have a chance of a scheme. See why and find out how we are different.

  • electrical grid application

A sad day caused by grid connection application scandal

December 4th, 2017|0 Comments

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.

  • battery storage farming

Discover your battery storage opportunities ahead of your neighbours

December 1st, 2017|0 Comments

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.

  • subsidy free solar

Will we see standalone subsidy-free solar in 2018?

November 30th, 2017|0 Comments

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?

  • behind the meter pitfalls

Behind-the-meter battery storage: the pitfalls to avoid

November 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Behind-the-meter battery storage remains an expensive technology, and the risks of investing unwisely are high if you haven’t done your research and correct planning first. Battery storage is not suited to all sites, not all sites will a business case for scheme and the risks of being mis-sold are high.

  • behind the meter battery storage

Should you be tapping into battery storage opportunities behind the meter?

November 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Battery storage located ‘behind the meter’ is an emerging market which holds huge potential for energy cost savings and income opportunities for some businesses, farms and estates. We look at what it is, which sites it is suited to and highlight the benefits it can bring to a site.

  • Gird is King

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

October 25th, 2017|0 Comments

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.

  • Subsidy free solar

Subsidy-free stand-alone solar is coming, but it isn’t quite here yet

October 9th, 2017|0 Comments

At the end of September the UK's first subsidy-free solar farm was unveiled. There is no doubt that this scheme is a step forward for the renewables industry. However, even though this scheme was financially viable without any subsidies, it doesn’t mean that every large solar scheme will be, in the short term.

  • Gas Gensets

What makes a good gas genset site?

September 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Most of the 'noise' in the energy industry is about the lucrative opportunities from battery storage, and we've written about sites that are suitable for battery storage before. However, batteries are not suitable for all sites or all parts of the electrical grid. A gas genset may be suitable for sites where a battery storage isn't.

  • Stop Go energy scheme study

Find out if you have viable battery storage or power scheme sites

August 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Any battery storage or power generation scheme will need a cost-effective grid connection. It may also need planning consents, land rights, the right generation or demand profile, sufficient budget and an appropriate return on investment.

  • Grid right consultant

How to choose the right grid consultant

August 1st, 2017|0 Comments

With the power generation and energy storage industry awash with developers and consultants, how can landowners looking to invest in energy schemes be confident that they are making the right decision and investing their time and money in the right company or consultant?

  • Do you have a site suitable for battery storage?

Do you have a site suitable for battery storage?

July 28th, 2017|0 Comments

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.

  • Why is independence important?

Why is independence important?

July 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Power scheme and energy storage developers will specialise in a single technology. Watch how an independent approach gets you the most suitable technology, the most suitable scale and the most suitable developer to maximise your opportunities.

  • Why the need for speed

Why the need for speed?

July 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Power generation and storage schemes can make a lot of money in ground rent for the few landowners lucky to have them. But capacity on the grid is in short supply and is issued by network operators on a strictly first-come-first served basis. You must act quickly.

Be proactive. Don’t wait for a developer to come to you.

June 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Be proactive. Don’t wait for a developer to come to you.

To get the best out of any scheme we encourage landowners to be proactive and investigate their energy opportunities. If appropriate, seek permission to connect to the electrical grid before a developer approaches them. Maintaining control throughout the process is key to success.

  • Electricity grid

Why shouldn’t a landowner authorise a developer to apply for a grid connection?

May 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Don’t sign a letter authorising a renewables or storage developer to apply for a grid connection on your land. Find out the reasons why and what you should do instead.

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