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Louise Dalton

Partner

Contact
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English

Louise is a Partner in the Power team in London, specialising in the clean energy sector. 

She advises developers, investors, utilities and energy users on power projects, transactions and related regulatory and commercial matters both in the UK and internationally, including on power purchase arrangements, grid connection and subsidy arrangements.

Louise has a particular focus on flexible technologies, such as energy storage and electric vehicles, and the transition to Net-Zero.

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Louise was named a Next Generation Partner in the 2021 edition of Legal 500, which noted that she “is a name to note in the renewables and energy transition space.”

Legal 500, 2021

“Working with Louise from day one was a game changer… she is as good as they get”.

Client feedback from April 2020

Relevant experience

  • RWE on the disposal of a 49% stake in the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm (219MW) to Greencoat, including leading on the due diligence, operations and management services and PPA arrangements.
  • Centrica in relation to the successful acquisition of the customer book of the licensed energy supplier, Robin Hood Energy.
  • Pivot Power in relation to the development of its multi-GW portfolio of transmission-connected battery storage projects and related private network arrangements, including advice on regulatory, issues and its acquisition by EDF.
  • The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in relation to the energy storage market readiness and potential across its 39 countries of operation, across CEE, CIS and MENA. 
  • EDF Renewables in relation to the acquisition of a 51% stake in Conservation Energy, an in-development 500MW solar and 500MW storage project.
  • GLIL, the £1.8bn infrastructure fund backed by Northern LGPS and Local Pensions Partnership, on its 49:51 equity partnership with Cubico, the global renewable energy investor, in relation to a wind and solar portfolio with a combined capacity of over 250MW.
  • Legal & General in relation to its investment into PodPoint, one of the UK's largest EV charging point providers, including in relation to due diligence matters.
  • SSE on the sale of a 49.9% stake in Stronelairg onshore wind farm (225MW) and Dunmaglass onshore wind farm (94.1MW) to Greencoat, including full due diligence, drafting and negotiating of the PPAs and MSAs and restructuring issues.
  • JPower and Development Bank of Japan on their successful acquisition of a 25% stake in the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm (860MW), including leading the due diligence process.
  • The lenders in relation to the financing of an in-development onshore wind farm project in Ånge, Sweden comprising 56 WTGs with a total capacity of 235MW, supported by a Corporate PPA with Norsk Hydro.
  • Eelpower in relation to various aspects of its energy storage portfolio, including project acquisitions, battery storage supply arrangements, financing structuring and revenue stream arrangements, including participation in the Balancing Mechanism.
  • Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm in relation to the disposal of its offshore transmission line to Transmission Capital Partners (TR4).
  • A major energy company on its proposed peer-to-peer electricity trading platform utilising blockchain technology, including advice in relation to electricity regulatory issues, interface with the regulator and its collaboration with a licensed energy supplier.
  • SSE Networks in relation to the procurement of generation capacity on the island of Shetland, including advising on regulatory arrangements and considering demand side response and energy storage issues. 
  • Vattenfall on the regulatory requirements in becoming an Independent Distribution Network Operator, including licensing, code and unbundling requirements. 
  • AIP on its successful bid to acquire Indigo Pipelines, the independent gas transportation network in the UK with approximately 180,000 gas connections.
  • Centrica on its successful acquisition of REstore, Europe’s largest demand side response company, including due diligence on its virtual power plant and internet of things arrangements.
  • A range of developers and large energy users on on-site, private wire and corporate PPA arrangements and related network issues.
  • On various electricity market reform arrangements in a wide range of jurisdictions, including GB, Romania, Egypt, Malaysia and South Africa.
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Publications

  • Energy Storage: Legal and Regulatory Challenges and Opportunities (June 2019, Globe Law and Business).
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Education

  • 2009 – LPC, BBP Law School, London
  • 2008 – GDL, College of Law, London
  • 2007 – BA (Hons), University of Nottingham
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02/08/2021
Ofgem con­sults on pro­posed changes to en­force­ment pro­ced­ure
On 9 June 2021, Ofgem pub­lished a con­sulta­tion (the “Con­sulta­tion”) pro­pos­ing a range of modi­fic­a­tions to its En­force­ment Guidelines (the “Guidelines”) and state­ment of policy with re­spect to...
28/07/2021
More change for net­work char­ging - Ac­cess and For­ward-look­ing Char­ging...
On 18 Decem­ber 2018, Ofgem launched a Sig­ni­fic­ant Code Re­view (“SCR”) in re­la­tion to net­work ac­cess and for­ward-look­ing charges (see our pre­vi­ous Law-Now cov­er­ing the SCR here). Fol­low­ing its re­view...
23/07/2021
UK trans­port de­car­bon­isa­tion strategy: Im­pact for road trans­port
On 14 Ju­ly 2021, the UK De­part­ment for Trans­port pub­lished the fol­low­ing: The wide-reach­ing policy plan on de­car­bon­ising trans­port and the tar­gets and am­bi­tions re­quired to meet the UK’s net-zero...
28/06/2021
Cli­mate Change Com­mit­tee Pro­gress Re­port – gaps in policy and am­bi­tion...
In­tro­duc­tion On 24 June 2021, the Cli­mate Change Com­mit­tee (“CCC”) pub­lished its 2021 Pro­gress Re­port to Par­lia­ment on the UK’s pro­gress in re­du­cing emis­sions to de­liv­er on its cli­mate change...
25/06/2021
Tech­nic­al im­prove­ments to the Ca­pa­city Mar­ket con­firmed by BEIS
Fol­low­ing its con­sulta­tion launched in March 2021 on tech­nic­al im­prove­ments to the Ca­pa­city Mar­ket (“CM”) (the “Con­sulta­tion”), the De­part­ment for Busi­ness, En­ergy and In­dus­tri­al Strategy (“BEIS”)...
22/06/2021
CMS Elec­tric Vehicle Round-up Q2 2021
We are pleased to share the third is­sue of the CMS Elec­tric Vehicle Round-up – an at-a-glance round-up of the key de­vel­op­ments in the UK over Q2 2021 in the EV space. In this is­sue, we cov­er the CMA...
27/05/2021
CMA EV Mar­ket Study: no Mar­ket In­vest­ig­a­tion Ref­er­ence but fu­ture rem­ed­ies...
On 26 May 2021, the Com­pet­i­tion and Mar­kets Au­thor­ity (the “CMA”) pub­lished a second pro­gress up­date in the elec­tric vehicle (“EV”) char­ging mar­ket study and no­tice of its de­cision not to make...
16/04/2021
CMS Elec­tric Vehicle Round-up Q1 2021
We are pleased to share the second is­sue of the CMS Elec­tric Vehicle Round-up – an at-a-glance round-up of the key de­vel­op­ments in the UK over Q1 2021 in the EV space. In this is­sue, we cov­er the UK...
15/03/2021
Ca­pa­city Mar­ket charges ahead – re­cord res­ults and scheme im­prove­ments
On 2 March 2021, the year ahead Ca­pa­city Mar­ket (“CM”) Auc­tion (“T-1 Auc­tion”) for de­liv­ery from 1 Oc­to­ber 2021 cleared at a re­cord high of £45 per kW per year (see Na­tion­al Grid Elec­tri­city...
23/02/2021
EV con­sumers in the driv­ing seat: OZEV launches con­sulta­tion on the con­sumer...
On 13 Feb­ru­ary 2021, the UK Of­fice for Zero Emis­sion Vehicles (“OZEV”) pub­lished a con­sulta­tion on the con­sumer ex­per­i­ence at pub­lic chargepoints (“CPs”) (the “Con­sulta­tion”). This fol­lows...
08/01/2021
CMS Elec­tric Vehicle Round-up Q4 2020
We are pleased to share the first is­sue of the CMS Elec­tric Vehicle Round-up – an at-a-glance round-up of the key de­vel­op­ments over Q4 2020 in the EV space. In this is­sue, the spot­light is on the raft...
05/01/2021
En­ergy White Pa­per - What does it mean for 2021?
The much-an­ti­cip­ated En­ergy White Pa­per was pub­lished by the De­part­ment for Busi­ness, En­ergy and In­dus­tri­al Strategy (“BEIS”) on 14 Decem­ber 2020, set­ting out its strategy for the UK’s en­ergy trans­ition...