Clean energy and emerging energy technology

As the world pivots to a net zero future, our firm is at the cutting edge of developments in clean energy and emerging energy.

Our firm has been a leader in the energy and resources sector for decades, and remains at the forefront of new developments in the energy sector. We have an exceptional range of clean energy expertise covering traditional renewables wind and solar, but more significantly cutting edge energy storage (battery storage and other technologies), biomass, biogas, carbon capture and storage and hydrogen projects.

We have always had a focus on the energy industry in Australia, in particular the production, transportation and distribution of natural gas and electricity as well as energy markets generally. We have deep expertise in energy projects of all types, energy regulation and corporate transactions involving energy businesses in Australia.

In recent years, we have developed a key focus on clean energy and emerging energy technologies. In particular, recognising the likely strategic importance of hydrogen for the future of energy in Australia and elsewhere, we have been closely following the growth of hydrogen as an energy source, including policy initiatives, regulatory developments and industry initiatives, to remain at the cutting edge of this important area.

Experience

Hydrogen

Australian Gas Networks

Assisting with its HyP SA pilot project involving the installation and operation of an electrolyser at Tonsley in South Australia to produce hydrogen for injection into the gas distribution network (currently the largest operating electrolyser in Australia.

Australian Gas Networks

Assisting with its proposed HyP Murray Valley project involving the injection of hydrogen into the gas distribution network at Wodonga in Victoria.

Australian Gas Networks

Assisting with its proposed HyP Gladstone project involving the injection of hydrogen into the gas distribution network at Gladstone in Queensland.

Australian Gas Networks

Assisting with its proposed HyP WA project involving a hydrogen production joint venture between AGN and ATCO.

Australian Gas Networks

Advising on a range of hydrogen issues, including the potential use of hydrogen to replace UAFG (unaccounted for gas) in AGN gas distribution networks.

Energy Networks Australia

Report on injection of Hydrogen and Biogas into gas distribution networks.

GPA Engineering

Assisting GPA with its report “Hydrogen in the Gas Distribution Networks” for the Council of Australian Governments.

State of South Australia

On grants and loans made by SA Renewable Technology Fund to hydrogen projects undertaken by Talent with Energy (H2U) and Neoen.

State of South Australia

Advising on tender for procurement of Hydrogen busses.

Emerging technologies

Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Investment in Sunman Energy.

Confidential client

Advising on a thermal energy storage joint venture with a major energy company.

SA Power Networks

Advising on model standing offer for embedded generators having regard to increasing renewable generation.

State of South Australia

Advising on the world’s first grid-connected 100MW battery project in South Australia with Neoen and Tesla, including expansion to 150MW.

State of South Australia

Advising on a virtual power plant involving Tesla, with a target of 50,000 battery sites.

Energy Storage

Confidential client

Advising on a thermal energy storage joint venture with a major energy company.

Enerven

Advising on aspects of Robertstown Solar project.

Enerven

SA Water Solar Battery Project.

GB Energy

Gas storage project.

SIMEC Zen Energy

Advising on the EPC and O&M Contracts for the Playford Battery Project in SA.

State of South Australia

Advising on the Aurora solar thermal project development of a 150 MW solar thermal plant near Port Augusta in regional South Australia.

State of South Australia

Advising on the world’s first grid-connected 100MW battery project in South Australia with Neoen and Tesla including expansion to 150MW.

Biomass and Biogas

Brookfield (Enwave)

Advising on Salisbury biogas project joint venture.

State of South Australia

Advising on a loan facility to Delorean Energy in connection with Salisbury biogas project.

Sweetman Renewables

Advising on supply of biomass to Verdant Earth Technologies green renewable energy power station in NSW.

Solar

Brookfield (Enwave)

Advising on arrangements with RenewalSA concerning solar aspects of Tonsley embedded network project.

Confidential client

Advising on the RFT and long term power purchase agreement for a renewable (solar, BESS, fuel oil) hybrid project for supply of baseload power for mining operations.

Confidential client

Advising on power purchase agreements with a number of renewable projects including 30MW Solar PPA and tri-partite deed with financiers.

Enerven

Advising on aspects of Robertstown Solar project.

Enerven

SA Water Solar Battery Project.

Power and Water Corporation (NT)

Advising on impact of solar generation on network technical standards.

SIMEC Zen Energy

Advising on all aspects of the Cultana Solar Project in SA including EPC and O&M Contracts, corporate and financing work.

Wind

Energy Developments Limited

Advising on Granville Harbour Wind Farm.

FERA Australia

Advising on Wombelano Wind Farm.

Infrastructure Capital Group

Advising in relation to the acquisition of an interest in the Mumbida Wind Farm.

MHPF

Advising on the proposed Willatook Wind Farm.

Origin Energy

Advising on Troubridge Wind Farm.

SA Power Networks

Advising on Snowtown Wind Farm.

SA Power Networks

Advising on Yabmana Wind Farm.

Undisclosed Client

Advising on the proposed Twin Creeks Wind Farm.

Pumped Hydro

MHPF

Advising on a proposed pumped hydro project in the Northern Tablelands region of New South Wales.

People

Recognition

Ranked as a leading law firm for natural resources (transactions and regulatory)
Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2021
Ranked as a band 2 for energy (transactions and regulatory)
Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2021
Ranked in energy, resources & infrastructure law
Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2020-2021
“high-calibre individuals seem to be a characteristic of this firm”
Chambers Asia Pacific, 2020
Energy law "law firm of the year"
Best Lawyers, 2020

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