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Shakespeare Martineau LLP advises Renewable Energy Systems Limited
  • Published:
    02 June
  • Area of Law:
    Deals, Firm news

Shakespeare Martineau LLP advises Renewable Energy Systems Limited on a 25MW battery storage project


Shakespeare Martineau LLP has recently advised Renewable Energy Systems Limited (RES) on their involvement as an engineering procurement and construction contractor and system services operator for the 25MW Tynemouth battery storage project in the UK.

The Tynemouth project was developed by Element Power and is now owned by Enel S.p.A. It successfully participated in National Grid’s competitive tender for Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) in 2016. 

RES will engineer, procure and construct a RESolve® Energy Storage System using its UK based engineering and construction teams, and operate the project from its 24-hour control centre in Glasgow. Neil Budd, an energy partner at Shakespeare Martineau LLP who led legal work on the deal for RES commented:

“Being involved with one of the world’s leading battery storage providers and contractors has been a real pleasure, in particular on a project that will help deliver innovation to the energy sector. The provision of Enhanced Frequency Response from battery storage is new to the UK energy arena and having the opportunity to work with RES on an initiative that is aiming to create a more flexible system has been hugely rewarding. We’re looking forward to seeing the benefit that battery storage can bring to the industry in the future.”

Neil was supported on the deal by Legal Director Chandni Ruparelia

"We’re delighted to be at the beginning of a partnership between two teams who share the same winning spirit and focus on supporting talent to achieve their potential. Everyone here has a great sense of pride and excitement to be working with Team England – a team that, after all, reflects just how much can be achieved by a diverse and varied group of individuals all focused on one goal. We can’t wait to get started."

Joanna Thornell, Client and Markets Director, Shakespeare Martineau