Environmental, Social and Governance

Future Energy

Innovative advice from market leading lawyers

From clean-tech build-outs and solar mega-projects, to on and offshore wind farm projects, the global renewables sector is filled with opportunity. For those investing, it’s a space primed for growth, with success depending on the ability to manage rapidly advancing technologies, increasing regulatory demands, feed-in tariffs and offtake risk.

In this market where innovation is key, we support financiers, developers and retailers to get creative.

With expertise in environmental markets, including renewable energy certificates and carbon credits, we can assist with project development, monitoring, verification and reporting, trading in international and Australian carbon credits and compliance with emerging standards.  

Our team will work with you on every aspect of your clean energy or renewables project, including:

  • Project Development
  • Project Finance Solutions
  • Acquiring & Divesting Energy Assets
  • Negotiating Project Agreements
  • Land Options & Leases, including Rental & Revenue-Sharing Arrangements
  • State Development & Environmental Approvals 
  • Federal Environmental & Foreign Investment Review Board Approvals
  • Connection Arrangements 
  • Panel & Inverter Supply Arrangements, including Warranties & Guarantees, & Handover & Interface issues
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • PPAs and other Offtake Agreements
  • Participation in Mini-Grids, Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading, Embedded Networks & Virtual Power Plants 
  • Behind the Meter Arrangements (smart-meters, load controllers, solar, storage including EVs).

Market highlights

 Some of our recent work includes:

  • AEMO: acted for AEMO in procuring the 10-year supply contract from Neoen to underwrite one of the biggest batteries in Australia, built at Moorabool in Victoria.
  • CEFC: advised the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) in relation to the financing of Phase 3 of South Australia’s Virtual Power Plant (SA VPP), a network of solar and Tesla Powerwall home battery systems across the state that will form the world’s largest virtual power plant when fully developed.
  • Infigen: advising on its agreement with TransGrid to dispatch the Wallgrove Grid Battery, a 50MW/75MWh battery energy storage system powered by Tesla’s recently introduced Megapack battery technology. 
  • BHP: advised on its renewable power purchase agreement (PPA) for its Queensland mining operations, as the mining company continues to transition to more sustainable energy use.
  • International Fund: advised an international fund on the establishment of several long-term carbon offtake agreements for investors.

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