Contact: James Plumb, Partner 

QIC Ltd’s announcement of a $1.78 billion deal to buy the Iona underground gas facility from EnergyAustralia has sharpened the focus of the Australian oil and gas industry as to the value associated with the sector’s ‘midstream’ infrastructure.

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Contact: LK Shields (Ireland)

Ireland’s biomass resources can play an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Ireland and in providing an alternative means of energy production.

At LK Shields, we have recently seen a growth in the number of biomass energy projects coming on stream.

The movement to biomass renewable heat can benefit Ireland in reducing the risk of exposure to price fluctuations in traditional fossil fuels and, as much of the biomass can be sourced in Ireland, in ensuring security of supply. It will also lead to the creation of local jobs and broaden our agricultural base...

Read more: Ireland's Biomass Potential


Introduction

Power generation facilities are established, in general, over publicly owned or expropriated properties. However, it is also possible to build energy projects over lands that are owned by private law persons. In such cases, projects are generated by means of an agreement between the project developer and the land owner. An agreement is entered into between the parties in the event the acquisition of land, or establishing a long-term usage right in favor of the project developer comes into question. At this point, due to its characteristics and various advantages, obtaining a right of construction over the land is generally preferred. Therefore, the beneficiaries’ rights and the effects of the right of construction will be briefly examined herein.

Read more: Energy Investments and Right of Construction


Author: Att. Tuna Colgar

Introduction

Electricity Market Law numbered 6446 (“EML” or “Law”) entered into force through publication in the Official Gazette dated March 30, 2013 and numbered 28603. Share transfers of companies that operate in the energy market became one of the newly regulated issues with the publication of the Electricity Market Licensing Regulation (“Regulation”) in the Official Gazette dated November 2, 2013 and numbered 28809, upon the enactment of the EML.

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Contact: Att. Ozen Odev; Erdem & Erdem (Turkey)

In this newsletter, we evaluate the reimbursement of lost/illegal electricity costs, a subject that, from a legal perspective, is of particular concern to consumers.

Lost/illegal Electricity Costs

The judgment of the Court of Appeal Assembly of Civil Chambers ruling that lost/illegal electricity costs reflected on electricity bills "cannot be demanded from subscribers," has provided said subscribers with the opportunity to request reimbursement of the charges they have paid over the last ten years.

Read more: Evaluation of Reimbursement to Consumers of Lost and Illegal Electricity Costs within the...