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Energy

We work in partnership with our clients, regulators, industry bodies and communities to achieve practical and sustainable outcomes that help communities prosper.

Australia’s energy sector is undergoing substantial structural change and facing major competition issues, public and regulatory pressures and environmental challenges. We understand the climate well – our Energy team has worked in the sector since major transformation began in the 1990s and our understanding of the industry’s commercial needs, political pressures and local laws is unrivalled in South Australia.

We are closely involved in a number of industry associations including corporate membership of the Clean Energy Council (a partner of our firm was a Board member of that organisation for a record period).

We use our networks, expertise and resources to not only get results for our clients, but also to contribute positively to the growth and development of the energy sector as a whole. Our diverse and experienced team work for clients in energy generation, transmission and retail, advising on acquisitions and mergers, key project agreements, contracts and regulatory frameworks as well as joint venture and finance agreements.

We are at the forefront of advice to the renewable energy sector and have worked on many ground-breaking developments, successfully negotiating projects from their inception through to development and in many cases to expansion. We advised on the development of South Australia’s first private wind farm at Lake Bonney and many wind farm developments since, including the Snowtown Wind Farm and the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm.

Our project work has in recent years extended to connection arrangements for new mining projects, solar farm generation projects such as the Cultana Solar Farm Project, hybrid generation projects such as the Cooper Pedy wind, solar and diesel generation project, a hydrogen renewables project in Western Australia and a number of storage projects.

We also act for clients in the geothermal and solar industries and advise retail energy participants on requirements underpinning the Renewable Energy Target and advise on Power Purchase Agreements in this sector.

Doyle’s Guide to Australian Legal Profession has recognised us as a ‘first tier’ SA Energy and Resources firm and ‘recommended’ Australian Energy and Resources firm.

Key Services

  • Project agreements
  • Connection agreements
  • Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts
  • Power purchase agreements
  • Landowner agreements
  • Native title
  • Environmental issues
  • National electricity law
  • Regulatory frameworks
  • Planning approvals
  • Licensing approvals
  • Foreign Investment Review Board approvals
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Due diligence
  • Mandatory renewable energy targets (MRET) and green energy credits advice
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Abatement Schemes
  • Corporate governance
  • Workplace issues

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