TLT has worked with Ecotricity to deliver a three turbine wind park located at Alveston in South Gloucestershire. The 6.9MW project, which became operational in December 2017, is expected to provide enough clean energy to power more than 3,000 homes every year for the next 30 years.
The site is novel in that it has also recently received planning permission for a 10MW battery storage project. The wind and storage projects are expected to use a shared grid connection, to make more efficient use of the available capacity and enable Ecotricity to balance supply and demand.
TLT advised Ecotricity on real estate aspects of the site over a number of years including the drafting and negotiation of all land documentation. This included multiple option agreements, leases, easements and provisions to cover the bespoke “wind plus storage” element of the development. TLT also conducted the real estate and planning due diligence on the construction financing of the project.
The TLT team was led by real estate partner Matthew Grimwood and planning partner Katherine Evans.