Securing Land Interests for Renewable Projects

03rd November, 2017
London, United Kingdom

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ABOUT THE COURSE

Securing Land Interests for Renewable Projects UK course aims to help the participants gain knowledge on regulations for land acquisition, site selection and approvals for setting up renewable projects in UK. Though renewable projects offer an opportunity to transition away from fossil fuels and to combat the impacts of climate change, but careful consideration of the impacts of its development is critical to ensure the continued health of our precious landscapes. Keeping this in mind, this course will disseminate information about land use issues associated with renewable energy generation. The course will also serve as a platform to guide the participants through the most disputed aspects involved in setting up a renewable project like site selection, project feasibility, environmental/habitat management agreements, tenure duration and options – freehold, easements and leases, subdivision requirements, lease term and break rights, obtaining power purchase agreement and government approvals.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain knowledge on favorable land and government policies for renewable energy
  • Enhance understanding on biodiversity guidance, Agricultural Good Practice Guidance, Planning Guidance for the development of renewable projects
  • Understand the use of Phases, Maximum Phase Terms – Single Site and Multiple Site Scheme
  • Capacity to resolve disputes that may arise when setting up renewable projects – how to prevent and how to contain and defuse such conflicts when they occur
  • Gain knowledge on Payment of Expenses, Utilities and Taxes in case of renewable projects

 

Course Timing: 9.00am To 5.00pm

 

SITE SELECTION and ROUTING FEASIBILITY

  • Site selection and project feasibility – Wayleaves and Servitudes
  • Sensitive sites – airports, landfills and reservoirs
  • Resources at the site
  • Land and government policies for renewable energy
  • Ability to connect to the power grid
  • Landholder liaison and consultation
  • Population density of the surrounding community
  • Acquiring all necessary environmental permits and land use approvals

BOARD APPROVALS and GUIDANCE

  • Environmental/habitat management agreements
  • Community development fund
  • Biodiversity Guidance, Agricultural Good Practice Guidance, Planning Guidance for the development of large-scale Projects
  • Natural England Technical Advisory Note 101

LAND ACQUISITION

Tenure Duration and options – freehold, easements and leases

Subdivision requirements

Lease Term and Break Rights

Use of Phases, Maximum Phase Terms – Single Site and Multiple Site Scheme

  • Surrender by Lessee Upon expiration of Lease Term or Upon Termination
  • Reclamation of Leases Premises, Holding Over
  • Premium and Rent
  • Permitted Uses and Modification of Use
  • Conditions Precedent

Lease Phases

  • Research and Analysis, Development, Operation, Decommissioning and Reclamation, Reinstatement of Land, Transition of Supporting Areas
  • Access, Maintenance and other Secondary Rights

Security, Insurance and Indemnification

  • Construction and Operation security
  • Hazardous Materials, Protection from Risk

Payment of Expenses, Utilities and Taxes

  • Mode of Payment
  • Lessee’s Default

Mortgages and Lien

  • Mortgages, Default and Remedies, Release of Lien
  • Tripartite arrangements with mortgagees

Transfer, Assignment, Novation, Subleasing, Subcontractors and Key Employees

  • Terms, Limited consent
  • Valuation RICS Red Book standards

Basic Payment Scheme

Miscellaneous

  •  Governing Law, Cumulative Remedies, Enforcement, Force Majeure
  •  Covenants running with land; Binding effects
  •  Relationship of parties – Officials, Agents and Employees not personally liable
  •  Non- Waiver, Written Modifications
  •  Notices, Joint Liability, Binding Effect
  • Severability, Time of Essence
  • Confidential Information, Contract Administration and Notices

GRID CONNECTION

Obtaining Power Purchase Agreement

Ability to connect to Power Grid

  • Grid Connection Agreements and Alternative Grid Connection
  • Sale and Purchase of Renewable Energy
  • Power Purchase Agreements
  • Examples of Commercial Wind Farm and Existing Solar PV Projects

New Business Models:

  • Community Energy
  • Local Supply
  • Demand Side Response
  • Battery Storage
  • Working with Local Authorities

OVERCOMING OBSTACLES IN ENERGY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS (CASE STUDY)

Capacity to resolve disputes that may arise – how to prevent and how to contain and defuse such conflicts when they occur

  Course Leader

Our course leader heads-up a large and experienced team of renewable energy lawyers at Stephens Scown. She deals with grid, infrastructure, policy, Ofgem, licensing and supply issues as well as EPC and O&M contracts.

What sets her apart from other lawyers is her experience, commitment and passion for renewables. She is nationally renowned for her renewable energy experience having worked in the sustainability sector for over 10 years as a lawyer and is currently studying for MSc in renewable energy.

She has experience in all renewable energy projects:

  • Wind
  • Solar PV (large and small scale)
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Biomass
  • Hydro

Recommended Lawyer By Legal 500.

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Registration Fee

Early Bird Price: £499
(Pay Before 13/10/2017)

Regular Price: £699

Register 3 Send 4th One Free Any organization wishing to send multiple attendees to this course may send 1 FREE for every 3 delegates registered. Please note that all the 3 participants must register at the same time to avail this benefit.

Note: All payments are made in Pounds.
Registration fee only covers cost of all sessions, luncheon, coffee/tea & presentations. Fee does NOT include any travel or accommodation expenses. Fee is not inclusive of 5% Admin/Bank Charges.

 

Venue

Novotel London City South Hotel
Address: 53-61 Southwark Bridge Rd, London SE1 9HH, UK
Phone: +44 20 7660 0676
Website: http://www.novotel.com/gb/hotel-3269-novotel-london-city-south/index.shtml

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