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

2020-02-25T15:43:16+00:00February 6th, 2020|Developer Services, Energy Developers, Grid Connection Services, 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?

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

2020-02-12T18:32:43+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.

How much should you pay for grid consultancy?

2020-02-12T17:49:25+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, News, Public Sector|

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.

A sad day caused by grid connection application scandal

2017-12-04T11:04:09+00:00December 4th, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, News, Public Sector|

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.

8MW battery storage scheme in Shropshire

2020-02-24T13:47:18+00:00September 20th, 2017|Case Study, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, Grid Connection Services|

We secured 8MW of viable grid capacity for a battery storage scheme connecting at 33kV and secured competitive offers from developers for our large rural estate client.

How to choose the right grid consultant

2020-02-19T16:13:13+00:00August 1st, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Developer Services, Farms & Estates, Grid Connection Services, News, Public Sector|

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?

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

2020-02-19T15:52:18+00:00May 19th, 2017|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Grid Connection Services, News, Public Sector|

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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