Renewable Energy

Our planning, property and construction experts have significant experience advising on projects in the solar and renewable energy sector. This experience includes specialised site due diligence, planning approvals, foreign investment approval, project development, corporate structuring, debt and equity arrangements, EPC, O&M, electricity connection and regulation and the sale processes.



In recent times, we have worked (and continue to work) on a number of renewable energy projects, such as:

  • Advising the proponents of numerous behind the meter solar and BESS facilities, clients have included Mondo Power, BlueScope Steel, Origin Energy, Hanwha, the GFG Group and Martin Energy
  • Acting for the developers of the Sydney Business Park (one of Australia’s largest business parks) on the development and installation of an integrated network and solar facility within the business park
  • Advising the Victorian Minister for Planning in relation to the approval of the Toolern Vale Solar Farm and BESS and related VCAT appeal by objectors
  • Advising Infinergy on its Argyle Solar Farm in NSW including on process to amend plans to facilitate Grid Connection and on the Statement of Environmental Effects
  • Advising Equis on its proposal for a behind the metre Solar Farm and BESS to service an industrial precinct in regional Victoria
  • Advising EPS Energy on its arrangements with AMP Energy for the development of its 1GW portfolio of solar projects (and associated 500MW/2000MWh co-located BESS portfolio)
  • Advising Enzen as EPC contractor and O&M services provider for the Byford Solar Project, three linked solar farms with approx. 40MW capacity accompanied by battery storage of 150MW.
  • Advising the developers of the Rangoon 130MW wind farm (and associated BESS) on development arrangements with Meridian Energy
  • Advising AusNet on its participation in the development of a 300MW battery adjacent to its terminal station in Geelong
  • Advising EBL (a Swiss utility) on a linear Fresnel concentrating solar power facility (incorporating molten salt storage) in Sicily

Key contacts

Meg has over 20 years' experience as a property & projects lawyer, specialising in planning and environment law.

Consultant Paul is a property & projects lawyer experienced in energy and resources, with a focus on renewable energy.

Mark is a property and projects lawyer who specialises in the construction, energy and infrastructure sectors.

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