Helen
Gray

Associate, Energy & Renewables

Helen is an RICS qualified surveyor with over 12 years’ experience in renewables and land management. She is based in our Perth office.

Helen specialises in advising clients on property matters for renewable energy projects, including large-scale onshore and offshore wind schemes, and grid connections.

Her knowledge of renewable energy schemes is the result of many years working for one of the largest power companies and renewables developers in the UK.  This gives her a unique insight into the industry which she now brings to advising both landowners and developers and negotiating commercial terms for option and lease agreements for renewable energy schemes.

She has extensive experience of overseeing renewables projects going through the construction process and the interactions required between project team, contractors and landowners.  She is also skilled at negotiating compensation claims for all types of generation and grid connection projects.

Helen’s background is in rural land management, with experience in both the public and private sector.  She has been involved in managing land all over the UK, providing her with valuable experience of the different legal and land legislation that exists between Scotland and England.

Recent projects:

  • Dunmaglass & Bhlaraidh Wind Farms, Highlands
    Working for the developer negotiating Lease agreements and managing all land matters throughout development and construction of these two sites, with a combined installed capacity of over 200MW.

  • Grid Connection for Offshore Windfarm
    Working on behalf of the developer, and overseeing a small team, to secure the land rights needed for the onshore grid connection cable route and substation.

  •  Factor for a private Highland Estate
    Management of a private Highland Estate including overseeing the lease for a 110MW windfarm, as well as other commercial leases, sporting and property enterprises on the Estate
  • Large scale renewable energy projects including onshore and offshore wind schemes, and grid connections

 

 

 

 

  • Commercial terms for option and lease agreements for renewable energy schemes
  • Compensation claims
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