TLT has advised Low Carbon it relation to its response to the National Grid Enhanced Frequency Response tender. This resulted in them being awarded a 40MW battery storage site in Glassenbury, Kent and a 10MW battery storage site in Cleator, Cumbria.
The TLT team, led by head of real estate and energy & renewables Maria Connolly and real estate associate Matthew Grimwood, advised on the specific terms of the tender and all real estate matters.
TLT's Maria Connolly said: "For many in the industry the announcement of the National Grid Enhanced Frequency Response was seen as a key milestone in the development of battery storage projects. Over the coming months we are likely to see increased activity in this area as National Grid and others look to battery storage as a key tool for future proofing the grid.
"We are delighted to have been able to work with Low Carbon on the EFR tender. These will represent some of the first utility scale storage projects in the UK."
Over the coming months TLT will be working with Low Carbon to bring these projects to fruition.
Ian Larive of Low Carbon added: "TLT have supported us across a range of renewable and storage projects and we are continually impressed with their flexible approach and pragmatic advice. Thank you to the TLT team for helping us get these projects to where they are.”
TLT's Energy & Renewables team is one of only a handful of law firms that has real experience advising on storage projects. The firm has been involved in initiatives such as the Energy Storage Alliance, co-sponsoring REGEN SW's energy storage paper as well as advising a range of clients who are developing energy storage projects.