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Expert Advice and Expert Delivery The renewables sector is expanding rapidly in Scotland. Our renewable energy team brings together specialist lawyers with an enviable track record and proven skills in relation to a wide range of renewable energy projects from wind farms to biomass. We have advised on renewables projects with a generating capacity in excess of 800MW.   By working with Biggart Baillie you will benefit from first class advice from a team that understands your business and the issues that are important to you. For further details on our renewables services please contact: Neil Amner Partner - Head of Infrastructure, Environment & Transport Department Dr Martin Sales Partner & Accredited Specialist in Planning David Gilchrist Partner - Corporate/Commercial

Biggart Baillie LLP is regulated and authorised to conduct business as solicitors by The Law Society of Scotland and is subject to its Code of Conduct.

We work with clients on a wide range of projects across the UK and beyond. The variety of the work we do is reflected in the clients we have, so whether you are a start-up technology company, a not for profit organisation or a multinational utility (or anything in between), we have a team that will work to understand your needs and support you and your project. Our experience includes:

Our clients include:

n Planning and consents n Site acquisition and leasing n Procurement n Construction n Grid Connection n Power Purchase Agreements n Finance n Joint Ventures n Commercial Contracts n Regulation n Energy Trading n Health and Safety

n Infinergy n The Green Company n Siemens n British Gas n Enertrag n ScottishPower n Babcock Networks n Santander n Centrica n Svenska Handelsbanken n Axeon n Ewegeco

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Planning Appeals

We represent clients in major wind farm inquiries, many examining the potential for environmental impacts on a variety of natural heritage features. In recent years we have handled over 20 wind farm inquiries, including 4 applications seeking Ministerial Consent under the Electricity Act 1989 with separate planning permission. We represented Infinergy on its contested applications for more than 200MW of installed capacity in just over 12 months.

Wind Energy

Off-Shore: The scale and complexity of off-shore wind developments will require developers to work together on a large scale. We have the experience necessary to advise parties in relation to corporate structures and joint venture arrangements for off-shore wind projects as well as the challenges presented by engineering works in the marine environment. On-Shore: We advise market-leading wind farm developers on their Scottish leases and option agreements and on project risks and contractual structures.

Turbine Supply and Maintenance Contracts

Mobilising the supply chain will be critical in ensuring that the renewables industry in Scotland consolidates and strengthens its position as a global leader. We can advise you on how best to structure your contractual relationships. We have recently provided advice on the terms of turbine supply and maintenance contracts.

PPAs and Grid Connection

Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) provide generators with revenues from the sale of electricity and other environmental benefits. We have advised developers, funders and utilities on PPAs for renewables projects with a capacity in excess of 500MW. With one of the largest commercial property practices in Scotland, we frequently advise developers and utilities in relation to grid connection issues.

Market Incentives

The expansion of the renewables sector has been driven by statutory incentives including the Renewables Obligation, Feed-in Tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive. We have advised on the Renewables Obligation framework in relation to several wind farm developments, the trading of Renewables Obligation Certificates and the operation of the Feed-in Tariff.


Energy efficiency and emissions reduction legislation affects organisations of different types in different ways. We have helped clients comply with all of these regimes including the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme and the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT). We advised ScottishPower on its groundbreaking outsourcing partnership with Carillion Energy Services worth in excess of £200m in relation to ScottishPower’s CERT obligations.

Marine Renewables Supply Chain

We have experience of Crown Estate lease issues, port development and port services contract arrangements and so are well placed to support marine renewables deployment, operation and maintenance.

Microrenewables and Consumer Incentives

We advised a leading UK energy company on the Scottish Government’s Energy Assistance Package and on the Scottish aspects of the Community Energy Savings Programme. We are advising on the roll out in Scotland of a pilot scheme for installing photovoltaic cells on the roofs of homeowners, bringing micro-renewables to the mass market.

Solar Farm Development

The Green Company is one of the UK’s most successful solar farm developers. We have secured options to lease and taken leases for this company on a large number of photovoltaic array sites across England.

CHP, Biomass and Waste to Energy

We are at the forefront of regulatory issues for energy derived from biomass products, particularly recycled waste materials, having acted for a major electricity generator in a groundbreaking situation. We have advised on a variety of Combined Heat and Power projects across the UK including a 60MW plant for Sappi UK Limited (in Blackburn) and plants for DuPont in Dumfries, Pilkington Glass LLC in St Helens and for the London Borough of Barnet.

What the Experts Say “The aura of accomplishment conveyed by this firm is backed by the presence of some extremely astute legal minds.” Chambers and Partners “Clients praise the range and quality of advice on offer at this wellrespected firm.” Chambers and Partners “Clients consistently receive ‘excellent advice and quick responses from the whole team’ at Biggart Baillie LLP, appreciated for its ‘very practical approach’.” Legal 500 “Biggart Baillie LLP repeatedly demonstrates that it stands above the pack through a practical approach to difficult problems, quick turnaround of documents and advice, and depth of specialist resources and knowledge.” Legal 500

Thinking Ahead to Stay Ahead At Biggart Baillie we take your business personally. Our clients come to us because they want to work with people with first class expertise and a dedication to customer service. It is this approach that makes us one of the leading law firms in Scotland. With offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh, we work with clients throughout Scotland, the UK and internationally. How can we be sure of delivering the best advice for each client? By recognising each one individually and really getting to know what makes their organisation tick.

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