Energy & Renewables

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Powering the zero-carbon transition for landowners and developers

Our bespoke team of specialist consultants is drawn from a diverse professional background, which affords us unparalleled knowledge across all areas of the renewable energy industry, making us the go-to team for landowners and developers.

We have been heavily involved from the very first large-scale commercial installations. From repowering these aging assets to advising on the integration of emerging technologies such as hydrogen electrolysers and synchronous condensers, our highly skilled team is leading the way by putting the property piece of the renewables’ jigsaw into place. 

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Biodiversity Net Gain

Deliver BNG in strategic habitat banks that are designed to maximise environmental outcomes
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Grid & Infrastructure

Straightforward solutions during complex infrastructure projects
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Natural Capital

Investing sustainably doesn't mean sacrificing returns. Understand nature's economic value with expert guidance.
onshore wind farm 2 Insights 19.10.23

This highly practical webinar held in partnership with Farmers’ Weekly magazine examines the central question being asked by farmers and landowners across England.

Are onshore renewables right for me?

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Windfarms in Forestry.2 Events 31.10.23

Catch up on our webinar for legal professionals, exploring the current situation with Onshore Wind, recent developments, and their relevance to landowning clients. Watch on demand below.

Switch on to onshore wind

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E&R Insights 26.06.23

Fraser Smith, Associate in our Energy & Renewables team shares insights in this blog on accelerating the transition to clean power.

Renewable Energy Revolution

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onshore wind Insights 25.09.23

With a recent ‘loosening’ of planning requirements in England, landowners need to be ready to take advantage of the long-term rental opportunities that onshore wind can present.

Winds of Change: Opportunities for landowners in renewables

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It's in the numbers

3,200+MW

of onshore wind in development

5GW

of solar projects advised on

34MW

of hydro projects advised on

Meet our trusted experts

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Rosalind Clifford

Partner, Head of Energy & Renewables

A holistic approach to energy and renewable related property issues sets Ros head and shoulders above her peers.

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Andy Fewings

Andy Fewings

Partner, Energy & Renewables

Driven to tackle the climate crisis, Andy is passionate about the transition to net zero across the fast-moving renewables sector.

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Amy Souter

Partner, Energy & Renewables

Amy is an environmental consultant and project manager with experience in feasibility, environmental assessment, planning, negotiation, land assembly, site acquisition, and due diligence for energy and infrastructure developments.

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Chris Thyer

Partner, Energy & Renewables

Working with a wide variety of clients throughout the UK, Chris is helping them realise the potential of renewables. 

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Lesley Kelly

Lesley Kelly

Partner, Energy & Renewables

With more than 26 years’ experience in the energy sector, Lesley has exceptional knowledge of renewables and land management requirements.

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Nicola Beaumont

Partner, Energy & Renewables

Experience in the renewables’ development world gives Nicola a 360-degree view of exactly what’s involved in a successful energy project.

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Project

Blary Hill Windfarm

A member of our energy and renewables team, who had intimate knowledge of the proposed windfarm on Kintyre in Argyll and Bute, was seconded to RES, the developer, to close off property matters to facilitate construction of the 14-turbine installation.

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Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm

We acted on behalf of three separate landowners to deliver a strategic approach for their property when access and land rights were required for the development of NnG offshore wind farm. It wasn’t straightforward, but we like a challenge.

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Crystal Rig Wind Farm

When commissioned in 2003, the original Crystal Rig was the largest windfarm in Scotland. With a further 11 turbines now consented, the site will eventually exceed 100.

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Hagshaw Repower

Our landowning client asked us to explore their options when the developer sought to amend their draft lease for the repowering of a windfarm site and extend the lease term by nine years to maximise the life of the next generation of turbines. This complex situation required foresight and attention to detail to consider appropriate variations to lease terms.

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Cumberhead Wind Farm

The Cumberhead Forest Complex located in south-west Scotland forms part of a cluster development of operational, consented and planned windfarms. Our role was to negotiate the terms on behalf of the forest owner and represent developers on the forestry aspects of the planning applications.

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ESN(F)

This green portfolio is not just about income - it’s about a long-term corporate and socially responsible investment which will stand the test of time. Since the mid-1980s, we have deployed our forestry and renewable energy expertise to add value and sensitively improve the client’s returns.

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Pelham Battery Storage Project

Our client wished to utilise their existing land for the development of a new battery storage site.

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South Kyle Wind Farm

Our client saw the ethical and financial potential in investing in forestry and prospective windfarm sites as part of their portfolio, and we have helped them realise their ambition to lease land for renewable energy projects.

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It's in the numbers

£54.6bn

GDV - Bidwells' current pipeline of mixed-use developments

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