The  PFI  principles  in  residual  waste  projects  are  well  understood,  but  the  power  off-take arrangements  are  often  badly  understood  by  all  parties.  The  purpose  of  this  class  is  to  build confidence in understanding this area; understand the basic risks and the key terms used so everyone can approach it with confidence.

Attendees will be able to lead thinking and implementation of power off-take issues.

Who should attend:

  • Heads of Infrastructure
  • Heads of Planning and Strategy
  • Commercial Directors
  • Heads of Waste and Waste Infrastructure
  • Waste Management Programme Directors
  • Project Developers
  • Project Engineers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Policy Officers 


Addleshaw Goddard is uncompromising  in  its commitment to quality, and focused on helping our clients and our people to succeed and flourish. We create sustainable value for FTSE100 organisations, financial institutions, public sector bodies, successful businesses and private individuals through our insight, excellence in advice and understanding of what really matters to clients. With over 1,200 people  in London, Leeds and Manchester, as well as an international capability, our lawyers are leaders across a range of practice areas.

About your Masterclass leaders:

Michael O'Connor - Partner, Infrastructure Projects and Energy

Mike has been a partner with Addleshaw Goddard LLP since 1996 and leads the firm's Infrastructure, Projects and Energy Group. Mike has extensive knowledge of all aspects of PFI projects and has a reputation as one of the leading legal experts on Public/Private Partnerships. He also specialises in financing and leasing transactions generally and Public Private Partnerships and Projects and Infrastructure deals. Mike also advises a wide range of public bodies on procurement strategies and techniques on capital and revenue projects, outsourcing and governance issues. Mike is regarded by the independent commentators for his drafting and knowledge of the PPP market and as an effective closer of deals.

Some notable transactions on which Mike has been involved include:

  • NHS Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFTs) – advising the public sector on NHS LIFTs at St Helens, Knowsley, Halton, Warrington and Wigan. Also advised the private sector at East Lancashire, Newcastle and Hull.
  • Building Schools for the Future – advising DfES and Partnerships for Schools on the Batching of Secondary Schools - £2.2billion and advising Manchester, Lancashire and Tameside on their BSF programmes.
  • NHS - Advised St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust on its £337 million project and currently advising the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital's Trust on its hospital redevelopment with a value of £500 million.
  • Waste – advised the sponsors on Lancashire PPP Waste £300million and advising senior funders on the £700million Greater Manchester Waste PPP.
  • Strategic Investment Board Northern Ireland - Advising the SIB on its £1bn education initiative to renew the schools estates in Northern Ireland.
  • Advising the joint lead arrangers, NIBC, Bank of Ireland and the European Investment Bank on the £700million Greater Manchester Waste project.
Richard Goodfellow - Partner, Infrastructure Projects and Energy

Richard specialises in energy and utilities work. He has a broad mix of commercial, regulatory and corporate experience, all within the electricity, gas and water projects business. Richard's experience includes:

  • Being client partner and lead advisor to the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation, the economic regulator for electricity, water and gas in Northern Ireland. Work done to date includes the implications of the Hillyard report on structuring the water industry; work around the Single Electricity Market and enforcement in water and electricity
  • Lead energy specific lawyer on the largest on-shore wind farm deal in England & Wales in 2006, the 65MW Scout Moor wind farm, including work on the power purchase agreement and connection documentation
  • Advising Peel Holdings Group / Dong on the innovative DECC-led carbon capture European Union grant funding competition
  • Lead energy specific lawyer on a bid for a large Round One offshore wind farm development
  • Lead energy lawyer for Peel Utilities on their innovative provisions of water, gas and electricity services at various Peel sitesLead energy specific lawyer on an LNG ship purchase and storage joint venture
  • Lead energy specific lawyer for J Sainsburys in their dealings with Ecotricity
  • Advising the Kelda Group on their (ultimately aborted) mutualisation plan
  • Advising the Strategic Investment Board on their Alpha and Omega PPP projects, including work on customer billing
  • Being client partner for Gaz de France and Smartest Energy in their day to day trading and contractual needs. For example, for Gaz de France, helping to draft standard supply documents and documents with the National Grid and with Smartest, helping them on specific deals (such as a 90MW offshore purchase of energy) and their standard offtake and supply agreements.
  • Day to day energy trading advisor to several clients over a number of years including: Innogy, NPower Yorkshire, NPower Northern, Waste Recycling Group, First Renewables, Smartest Energy which involves drafting GTMAs, post NETA power purchase and sale agreements, electrical response and load management contracts, ROC and CCL contracts including aggregation contracts
  • Reviewing the implications of the Utilities Act and subsequently the Energy Act for an electricity supplier
  • Negotiating on behalf of several renewable generators NFFO power sale contracts amended in light of NETA
  • Advising several clients on the regulatory implications of Independent Energy plc going into receivership and Enron's demise
  • Advising a public electricity supplier on whether to challenge the OFGEM supply and distribution price review
  • Advice on the acquisition of a combined cycle gas turbine power station
  • Advice on the sale of a gas retail supply business
  • Advising EdF in its purchase of London Electricity plc
  • Advising London Electricity plc on its purchase of SWEB's supply division
  • Advising (what was) Ofreg on the Internal Market in Electricity Directive
  • Advising 3 Baltic states on the restructuring of their gas legislation
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Masterclass programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Basic principles of the power market

Richard Goodfellow

Richard Goodfellow, Partner - Infrastructure Projects & Energy, Addleshaw Goddard

  • What a typical PPA looks like
  • Key risks to consider
  • Interaction with CHP
  • Grid access
  • Alternative models
  • 9:45 Financing Energy Facilities

    Andrew Petry

    Andrew Petry, Partner and Head of Energy & Infrastructure Finance, Addleshaw Goddard

    • What does a funder look for?
    • Sponsor support
    • Bonds and guarantees
    • Off-take commitment

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:45 Energy Projects - Technical due diligence

    Michael O'Connor

    Michael O'Connor, Partner - Infrastructure & Energy, Addleshaw Goddard

    11:30 Planning and permitting

  • The process and timescales
  • Key areas of risk
  • Handling appeals
  • Major planning infrastructure unit and the planning inspectorate
  • Gary Sector

    Gary Sector, Managing Associate - Real Estate, Addleshaw Goddard

    Marnix Elsenaar

    Marnix Elsenaar, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard

    12:15 Nuclear: The Road to Newbuild

    Roger Clayson

    Roger Clayson, Nuclear Market Expert, Addleshaw Goddard

    • The National Policy Statement
    • Planning
    • The sites and their issues
    • What's happening with waste
    • Stakeholder Engagement

    13:00 Close of Masterclass


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