Contact: Gaye Spolitis; Erdem & Erdem (Turkey)

Introduction

The Turkish Electricity Market Regulatory Authority (“EMRA”) prepared a draft Exposure Draft(“Draft”) to amend the Regulation on the Unlicensed Electricity Generation (“Regulation”)[1] that was submitted for the public in November, 2015, for commentary and review from market players, investors, legal and business advisors. The Draft is an indication of the will from the regulator and a projection of a possible legislation; therefore, this short article highlights the main issues of consideration prior to the publication and entry into force of the Draft.

Read more: Proposed Exposure Draft to Amend the Regulation on Unlicensed Electricity Generation


Contact: James Plumb, Partner and Duncan Lomas, Solicitor

In Agripower Australia Ltd v Coleman & Anor [2015] QCA 266, the Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal by Agripower Australia Ltd (Agripower) against the earlier decision of Coleman v Prentice & Anor [2015] QSC 118. Agripower holds a mining lease over a large deposit of diatomaceous earth in North Queensland.

Read more: Court of Appeal upholds decision in dispute regarding mining services agreement


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