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Energy storage & grid congestion

One of the major challenges for the energy transition is the available capacity of the electricity grids. Decentralised renewable production, large scale electrification (EV, housing and industry) and power demand by data centres, demand grid capacity for which the existing grid was never designed or laid out. This leads to grid congestion in large parts of the system. And as the expanding of a grid component may easily take seven years or more, market parties are looking for alternatives to still be able to realise their projects. We advise our clients on alternative connection solutions, such as cable pooling, private networks, direct lines, on-site consumption and (electrical or chemical) storage, as the case may require, always keeping an eye on the ‘bankability’ of the project. We take care of the necessary contracting and regulatory consents and permits and advise on legal and tax structuring of the project.

How we can help

Our Energy & Infrastructure attorneys at law, notaries and tax advisors work together to help you face complex and market-specific legal and tax regulations at EU, national and regional level. We combine all our capabilities and direct them at the European (renewable) Energy & Infrastructure market.

We advise on all aspects of renewable energy projects (onshore and offshore wind, solar, biomass/biosteam). We are specialists in energy infrastructure, assisting in respect of electricity and gas networks as well as trade in and storage and supply of gas and electricity, storage of CO2, supply of heat and (drinking) water and hydrogen. We advise our clients on all aspects of complex public and private infrastructure projects, including DBFMO projects and public-private partnerships (PPPs).

Clients regularly seek our assistance in:

  • energy and infrastructure related projects and transactions (including offshore and onshore wind, solar, hydrogen, heat, power generation, grid infrastructure and the forming of a consortium or joint-venture)
  • public infrastructure projects and PPPs
  • tender procedures
  • subsidy mechanisms, permitting, tariff and technical regulations
  • alternative grid connection solutions and security of supply
  • contracting ((corporate) PPAs, FIDIC, EPC and O&M agreements)
  • district heating, underground and submarine cables and pipelines
  • judicial energy litigation, lobbying and drafting of legislative and regulatory texts
  • public procurement disputes

The combination of all the required expertise within one single cross-border team enables us to provide you with strategic advice in order to achieve the best outcome for your project.

Feel free to connect with our attorneys at law from the Energy & Infrastructure practice group, whose contact details can be found below, or with Alizée Verboogen. They will, where needed, involve colleagues from our cross-border team to provide you with a full-service advice and support.

The right blend of legal and tax expertise to ensure successful execution during all stages of the financing.
Energy and infrastructure activities are generally carried out in highly regulated environments. We can help you to better understand such rules and regulations and to interpret and translate these in
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