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Renewable Energy

We offer clients access to a wide range of legal services with experience across all commercial sectors of the renewables sector.

Renewable Energy

We are the leading advisors in the regulatory, commercial and technical framework which underpins the development of renewable projects.

Expertise

Our renewable energy legal specialists operate across national and international platforms, with a reputation envied by our competitors.  

We understand key issues which affect all participants in the sector - We understand the regulatory, commercial and technical issues which underpin the development of renewable projects, including development issues (such as permitting, planning and interconnection matters), construction, bankability and advising on the financial incentives available to projects.

We know the changing face of the energy sector - Change has been a constant feature of the regulation of Australia’s energy markets at all levels. We have strong connections in the renewables industry and provide our advice with an understanding of the history and current trends in the sector.

You're in safe hands - We pride ourselves on being able to manage our client’s most difficult and important matters, whilst delivering reliable and trust worthy results.  Our team comprises of specialists who are national and international experts within the renewables sector and a reputation envied by our competitors.

We have a proven track record - We have a strong history of sealing the deal and delivering positive results for our clients.

An unparalleled fee structure - We pride ourselves on delivering value for money and believe we offer a fee structure which is unparalleled within the legal market.

Experience

The Holding Redlich Renewable Energy Group have extensively represented stakeholders (both as external advisors and internal counsel) across all aspects of the renewable energy sector (including wind, solar, biomass and hydroelectric infrastructure). 

Solar

  • Greenough River Solar Farm - Advised First Solar in relation to its successful tender for the first phase of the Greenough River Solar Farm, Western Australia, being Australia’s first utility scale photovoltaic solar project
  • Solar Flagships - Advised First Solar on its successful bid as part of AGL’s consortium for the delivery and operation of two photovoltaic solar plants (106MW and 53MW) as part of the Australian Commonwealth funded Solar Flagships program
  • Mongolian solar PV station – Advised developer Symbior Solar Siam in relation to the lease of land for the development of a 50MW solar PV power plants, Mongolia
  • Liddell Power Station Solar Steam Generator Expansion - Advised Transfield Holdings on all aspects of this expansion project
  • Ergon Energy - Advised Ergon Energy on all aspects of the design and installation of a grid connected photovoltaic solar electrical system and supporting structures in Cairns and Townsville
  • New South Wales Solar Rebate Scheme - Advised participants on the establishment of solar grid generation systems that complied with the requirements of the Solar Rebate scheme

Wind

  • Murra Warra Wind Farm - Advised Senvion as the EPC and O&M contractor in relation to the 226MW Murra Warra Wind Farm, New South Wales
  • Tsetsii Wind Farm – Advised Vestas in relation to structuring, licencing and currency risk management of the 50MW Tsetsii Wind Farm, Mongolia, including negotiating security arrangements
  • Sainshand Wind Farm – Advised Engie and Ferrostaal in relation to the development of the 55MW Sainshand Wind Farm, Mongolia, including amendment of PPA requirements
  • PWEP4 – Advised Senvion as the EPC and O&M contractor in relation to the 47MW stage 4 extension of the Portland Wind Energy Project, Australia
  • Taralga Wind Farm – Advised Vestas as the EPC and O&M contractor in relation to the 106.8MW Taralga Wind Farm, Australia
  • Phu Quy Wind Farm – Advised Vestas as the EPC contractor in relation to the co-generation 9MW Phu Quy wind/diesel power station, Vietnam
  • Chepstowe Wind Farm - Advised Senvion in relation to the construction and operation of the Chepstowe Wind Farm, Victoria
  • Bald Hills Wind Farm - Advised equity participants in relation to all construction, operation and connection aspects of the project financed 106 MW Bald Hills Wind Farm, Victoria
  • Mt. Mercer Wind Farm - Advised the project sponsors in relation to the construction of the 131MW Mt. Mercer Wind Farm, Victoria and connection to the Victorian transmission network
  • Capital II Wind Farm - Advised Senvion regarding the Capital II Wind Farm which formed part of a consortium bid in relation to the Australian Capital Territory’s reverse auction
  • Hallett Wind Farm - Acted for AGL on all aspects of the procurement of the 71MW Hallett Wind Farm, South Australia
  • Capital Wind Farm - Advised the NSW Government in relation to the development of the 140MW Capital Wind Farm in Tarago, New South Wales
  • Woodlawn Wind Farm - Advised the client in relation to the modification of a legacy approval for the 48MW Woodland Wind Farm under the new major projects regime in New South Wales
  • Gullen Range Wind Farm – Advised the NSW Government in relation to the development of the 165MW Gullen Range Wind Farm in the Gullen Ranges, which was also subject to court proceedings regarding the Minister’s approval of the project
    • 66 MW Cathedral Rocks Wind Farm, Australia
    • 140 MW Woolnorth Wind Farm, Australia
    • 278.5 MW Lake Bonney Wind Farms, Australia
    • 89 MW Alinta (Walkaway) Wind Farm, Australia
    • 50 MW Oshima Wind Farm, Japan
  • Shin Izumo Wind Farm - Advising Vestas on the settlement of a $30M wind farm dispute in Shin Izumo, Japan concerning plant design and wind modelling faults
  • Cathedral Rocks Wind Farm  - Advising Senvion on the settlement of a $6M insurance dispute in South Australia concerning loss due to fire and insurance coverage
  • Bangui Bay Wind Farm - Advising Vestas on a $20M wind farm dispute in Bangui Bay, Philippines concerning faulty construction, design and manufacture of infrastructure

Biofuels

  • Babcock & Brown – Advised a potential purchaser of Babcock & Brown’s portfolio of bio-mass power stations, including the Rocky Point Power Bio-mass Station
  • Dalby Bio Refinery Limited - Advised Dalby Bio Refinery Limited in respect of the project financing of the bio-ethanol project

Marine

  • Elemental Energy Technologies Limited - Advised Elemental Energy Technologies Limited on the development, piloting and commercialisation of innovative marine turbine technology and derivative products


Recent Posts

10 August 2022 - Knowledge

Driving ESG: The Australian perspective

#Planning, Environment & Sustainability, #Renewable Energy

ESG is a prominent feature in the Australian landscape and of increasing significance for government, business and the broader community. In this article, we examine some of the major drivers behind this trend.

10 August 2022 - Knowledge

Climate change risk reporting – what can we expect?

#Planning, Environment & Sustainability, #Renewable Energy, #Superannuation, Funds Management & Financial Services

Australian companies currently do not need to report on their climate-related financial risks. With a growing appetite among investors, what can companies expect to see if Australia introduces mandatory sustainability reporting requirements?

25 May 2022 - Knowledge

Allocating and managing grid connection risk

#Renewable Energy, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability

We look at whether parties can rely on contracts to allocate and reduce grid connection risks, and outline measures that developers, contractors, regulators and the government can adopt to improve the current situation.

09 March 2022 - Knowledge

Legislated climate targets – does Australia need one?

#Planning, Environment & Sustainability, #Renewable Energy

The Climate Change Bill 2020 will create a federally legislated climate target if passed. But is it necessary to legislate our climate targets to achieve net zero?

17 November 2021 - Knowledge

Can Australia transition to a low-carbon economy?

#Renewable Energy, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability

A recent panel discussion highlights the opportunities, challenges and the role of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) in driving Australia’s transition to a green economy.

10 November 2021 - Knowledge

Ports and the rise of hydrogen: Challenges and opportunities for Australia

#Renewable Energy, #Transport, Shipping & Logistics

Following a recent panel discussion on the rise of hydrogen as the fuel of the future, we discuss whether Australia can develop a hydrogen market and the key ingredients it needs to succeed.

03 November 2021 - Knowledge

Net zero by 2050 – does this matter for renewables?

#Renewable Energy, #Construction, Infrastructure & Projects, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability

Australia’s Long Term Emissions Reduction Plan sets a ‘net zero emissions by 2050’ emission target. Is this a game-changer for the renewables sector?

20 October 2021 - Knowledge

Update: Environment and Communications Legislation Committee recommendation a step forward for offshore renewable energy

#Renewable Energy, #Construction, Infrastructure & Projects, #Property, Planning & Development

The Committee has recommended three key amendments to the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021. The positive response could see the draft legislation pass later this year.

06 October 2021 - Knowledge

Are wind farms a nuisance?

#Renewable Energy, #Construction, Infrastructure & Projects, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability

A wind farm nuisance test case currently before the Supreme Court of Victoria may have wider implications for wind farms and renewable energy targets.

22 September 2021 - Knowledge

New regime to unlock investment in Australia’s offshore energy projects

#Renewable Energy, #Construction, Infrastructure & Projects, #Property, Planning & Development

The Federal Government has introduced the long-awaited Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021, which will establish a framework for the construction, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of offshore electricity projects.

17 August 2021 - Knowledge

Queensland Government Bulletin

#Government, #Renewable Energy

In this edition, we explore the current Commonwealth and state regulations governing waste from end-of-life solar panels and wind turbines, and discuss the opportunities ahead as regulation increases.

11 August 2021 - Knowledge

IPCC 2021 climate change report – another tool for climate litigation?

#Property, Planning & Development, #Renewable Energy

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released the first part of the Sixth Assessment Report, outlining the most up-to-date and comprehensive climate science data, as well as providing an important resource for climate litigation.