Susan is a Partner in our Energy and Natural Resources practice, specialising in Energy Regulation and Commercial Contracts. Susan primarily acts for clients in regulated sectors, including electricity and water, and is known for her diligent, responsive and high quality approach.
Susan supports our Clean Energy clients by drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial contracts, including consultancy agreements, contracts for offshore environmental and geo-science surveys, development services agreements, traditional and private wire power purchase agreements, operation and maintenance agreements, and aviation mitigation agreements in respect of civil and defence radar impacts.
Susan also provides specialist grid advice, helping clients overcome issues surrounding grid access, advising on grid code and other technical compliance issues and providing strategic advice on bespoke grid sharing arrangements.
Finally, Susan provides advice on regulatory matters affecting developers of both mature and emerging technologies. This includes advising on the offshore transmission (OFTO) regime, the licensing regime under the Electricity Act 1989 and financial support mechanism including the Contract for Difference, Capacity Market and legacy Renewables Obligation and Feed in Tariff schemes, as well as on the emerging regulatory landscape for new technologies, including hydrogen, heat networks and electric vehicles, and new coordination models like multi-purpose interconnectors.
Susan has invaluable experience of working in-house with offshore wind developers during the pre-consent and post-consent phases of their projects. This included three years with SMart Wind Limited working on the 4GW Hornsea Zone and six months with EDF Renewables working on the 450MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm. Susan had also spent time in-house with Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and her other clients include Ocean Winds, Mainstream Renewable Power, Vattenfall and Orsted.