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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.


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.


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). 


  • North West Hybrid Power Project (Vast Solar) (Qld) – advising sponsor on proposed hybrid solar thermal (CSP), solar PV, battery and gas project
  • Greenough River Solar Farm (WA) – 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 photo voltaic solar project
  • Epuron Solar (NT) – advised the Clean Energy Finance Corporation in relation to the project financing of Epuron portfolio of three solar power stations in the Northern Territory
  • FRV (Qld) – advised on the development of multiple solar farms throughout Queensland including providing advice on the ministerial call-in process following the filing of a submitter appeal against the approval of a large scale solar farm at Clare in far north Queensland and cultural heritage issues arising post development approval
  • 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
  • Ergon Energy (Qld) – 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
  • Merredin Solar Farm (WA) – advising Risen on the sale of the 100MW solar farm; advising Risen on EPC and O&M contracts for the solar farm and BESS development agreement
  • Maoneng Solar (NSW)- advised GCL on the acquisition of the solar project from Maoneng in NSW
  • Italian Renewable Energy Storage – advised in relation to localising EPC, Supply and Installation and PPA agreements for various Solar and Storage Projects in Australia
  • Beijing Huaxin Liuhe Investment Co Ltd – advised in relation to the development and structuring of various solar projects in Australia
  • Zeus Appollo Solar – advised in relation to various power purchase agreements and solar leasing agreements in Australia
  • Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) – acting for ARENA on the Large Scale Solar competitive funding round; overall portfolio counsel and review role for 12 large scale solar PV projects for which ARENA was providing funding; project counsel for ARENA on its funding to 5 projects (advising on funding agreements; tender departures; due diligence review of project construction and operations / maintenance contracts)
  • ARENA – advising on the Coober Pedy Diesel Hybrid Project (solar, wind and battery)
  • Munna Creek Solar Farm (Qld) – advising Australian Shan Engineering as EPC on the EPC contract for 92MW solar farm
  • Bundaberg Solar Farm (Qld) – advising sponsor on EPC contract for proposed 100MW solar farm
  • Ampyr Energy – drafting and negotiation of engineer procure & construct and operations & maintenance contracts for a rooftop solar project at three sites; legal due diligence
  • Rooftop Solar Farm Project – advised NatiMongolian solar PV station – advised Symbior Solar Siam in relation to the lease of land for the development of a 50MW solar PV power plant, Mongolia
  • Solar for Low Income Households – advised NSW State Government in respect of its Solar for Low Income Households project providing solar to government housing occupants across the State. Reviewed the Installation Agreement and Power Purchase Agreement provided by the three shortlisted Solar Providers
  • Solar and PPA – advised in relation to large scale solar solution on large commercial and industrial sites across NSW
  • Take-out PPA – advised in relation to the acquisition of the contracts and rights in the arrangements regarding the long term solar agreement and related project documents for the Sydney Entertainment and Convention Centre
  • 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
  • Mackay Regional Council – acted for Council in a planning appeal against the Council’s decision to refuse an application for a 60MW solar farm Agreement, the template site specific Power Purchase Agreement, and the Licence
  • Goomnumbla Solar Farm – advising EPC contractor in relation to various upstream claims under the EPC Contract
  • Lilyvale Solar Farm – advising EPC contractor in relation to various upstream claims under the EPC Contract and QBCC licensing issues attached to carrying out the EPC work in Queensland
  • Winton Solar Farm – advised the main contractor in relation to the resolution of contentious extension of time claims
  • Lilyvale Solar Farm – advised the main contractor in relation to implications of Queensland licensing regime and the ability to make claims under the applicable security of payment legislation
  • Goonumbla Solar Farm – advised the main contractor in relation to potential claims as a consequence of the impacts of COVID-19
  • Wellington Solar Farm – advised the main contractor in relation to a number of disputed EOT claims
  • Merriden Solar Farm – advised the main contractor in relation to the defence of claims made against it under the Western Australian security of payment legislation
  • Bouygues advised in connection with the delivery of a solar farm in Queensland
  • The EPCM contractor in the successful defence of $15 million worth of claims for variation, latent conditions and delay costs on the Hamilton and Whitsunday solar farms


  • Turitea Wind Farm – prepared subcontract documents and advised Vestas as the EPC and O&M contractor in relation to the 180MW Turitea Wind Farm, New Zealand
  • Cherry Tree Wind Farm – prepared subcontract documents and advised Vestas as the EPC and O&M contractor in relation to the 57.6 MW Cherry Tree Wind Farm, Victoria
  • 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
  • Biala Wind Farm – advised Beijing Jingneng Clean Energy on the acquisition, financing and EPC of Biala Wind Farm in New South Wales
  • White Rock Wind Farm – advised Goldwind and CECEP on the refinancing of the project in NSW
  • Off-shore Wind Farm in China – advised Shenhua Clean Energy Australia on the taxation and structuring of their investment in an off- shore wind farm in China
  • Sinopec 中石化 – advised Sinopec on their $7 billion capital restructuring in Australia
  • Dundonnell Wind Farm – advised Vestas in relation to the resolution of various potential design issues at the Dundonnell Wind Farm
  • Senvion – advised Senvion in relation to its self- administration proceedings and effects on various legacy wind farm projects in Australia
  • Yandin Wind Farm – advised Vestas as head contractor in relation to the 214 MW Yandin Wind Farm, Australia, including negotiation of subcontracting arrangements
  • Lincoln Gap Wind Farm – advised Senvion in relation to operational issues concerning the 212 MW Lincoln Gap wind farm, Australia
  • Bald Hills Wind Farm (operations and maintenance) – advise Vestas in relation to the long term renewal of the 106MW Bald Hills Wind Farm
  • Carmody’s Hill Wind Farm – advised Georgetown Renewable Energy on the development of Carmody’s Hill Wind Farm
  • Gamesa – advised a Spanish wind manufacturer and developer on various structures of shareholding and financing in China, including RMB fund structures, so that its projects can be qualified as CDM projects and sell CERs
  • Sainshand Wind Farm – advised Engie and Ferrostaal in relation to the development of the 55MW Sainshand Wind Farm, Mongolia, including amendment of PPA requirements
  • 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
  • Crowlands Wind Farm – advised Senvion in relation to the development of the 80MW Crowlands Wind Farm, Victoria
  • Hornsdale Wind Farm – advised institutional lenders in relation to the subordinated debt financing for stages one, two and three of the 315MW project in South Australia
  • Cookhouse Windfarm – advised Macquarie Africa and Old Mutual Investment Group in relation to the development and financing of the 139MW wind farm in the Eastern Cape of South Africa
  • Meerwind Wind Farm – advised Australian institutional investors in relation to the €250 million financing for the bid by an international consortium to acquire 80 per cent of Meerwind, a major German offshore wind project
  • 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
  • Bald Hills Wind Farm (development) – advised equity participants in relation to all construction, operation and connection aspects of the project financed 106MW wind farm
  • 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 Wind Farm – advised the NSW Government in relation to the development of the 140MW Capital Wind Farm in Tarago, New South Wales
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • ARENA – advising on the Coober Pedy Diesel Hybrid Project (solar, wind and battery).
  • Wambo Wind Farm - wind energy development on Western Downs in Qld consisting of 84 turbines which, when complete, will deliver 500 MW of power. Advising in relation to tenure related matters including option agreements, easements and lay down licences offset
  • Turitea Wind Farm – advised Vestas in relation to various up and downstream disputes concerning the Turitea Wind Farm, New Zealand
  • Dundonnell Wind Farm – advised Vestas in relation to the resolution of various technical disputes relating to the provision of reactive power support to the Dundonnell wind farm
  • Stockyard Hill Wind Farm – advised Goldwind in relation to various up and downstream disputes concerning the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm
  • Senvion insolvency – advised Senvion in relation to its insolvency and exit from the Australian market, including dealing with transition of projects under construction from Senvion to the Principal for completion
  • Shin Izumo – advised Vestas on the settlement of a $30M wind farm dispute in Shin Izumo, Japan concerning plant design and wind modelling faults
  • Senvion – Murra Warra – advised on multi-million dollar value SOP litigation
  • Senvion – Murra Warra – provided advice on dispute regarding payment and retention of title issues
  • Senvion GmBH – Crowlands – advised on $10M SOP claim and subsequent negotiations
  • Senvion – Crowlands – advised on claims for alleged lost generation and excluded losses
  • Senvion – Lincoln Gap – advised on claims re unexploded ordnance on project site
  • Cathedral Rocks Wind Farm – advised Senvion on the settlement of a $6M insurance dispute in Australia concerning loss due to fire and insurance coverage
  • Bangui Bay – advised Vestas on a $20M wind farm dispute in Bangui Bay, Philippines concerning faulty construction, design and manufacture of infrastructure
  • Yambuk / Challicum Hills Wind Farm – advised Vestas in relation to the completion of end of construction defects and punch list items

Storage and Co-generation

  • Carmody’s Hill Wind Farm – advised Georgetown Renewable Energy on the development of Carmody’s Hill wind farm, including potential solar and co-generation options
  • Phu Quy Wind Farm – advised Vestas as the EPC contractor in relation to the co-generation 9MW Phu Quy wind/diesel power station, Vietnam


  • Queensland Biomass – advising an agribusiness landowner (a major almond producer) on the design, construction, financing and operation of a 35MW biomass power plant on its land by a third party, including drafting, negotiating and advising on the related Feedstock Supply Agreement, Ash Sales Agreement, an off take Power Purchase Agreement, a Financier’s Consent Deed and various land tenure

Waste and Energy from Waste

  • Advanced Waste processing – advising the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group on the establishment of an Advanced Waste Processing facility for 16 local governments
  • GippsWaste – advising the Gippswide Resource Recovery Group in relation to collaborative procurement across 6 councils for 4 multi-stream procurements
  • East Rockingham EfW project – advising SUEZ in its role as O&M contractor, waste supplier and contractor responsible for residue disposal. East Rockingham was only the second EfW project to reach financial close in Australia
  • Parkes Special Activation Precinct, EfW Facility (NSW) – currently acting for a bidding consortium on a tender by the NSW Government for a proposed energy from waste facility in the Parkes Special Activation Precinct
  • EfW Project (Qld) – currently acting for a sponsor on a proposed EfW project in SE Queensland
  • Maryvale EfW Project (Vic) – acted for SUEZ on the development and structuring aspects of an energy from waste project with Opal Australian Paper
  • Botany EfW Project (NSW) – acted for SUEZ during feasibility stage on various aspects, including early contractor involvement
  • Eco Fuel Innovations - advising Econ Fuel Innovations on its program to develop a novel catalytic project for sustainable diesel production from solid waste.

Recent Posts

10 August 2022 - Knowledge

Driving ESG: The Australian perspective

#Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), #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, #Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), #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, #Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), #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.