Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson has advised longstanding client RES, a leading renewable energy company, on the sale of its Roaring Hill Energy Storage Project to TagEnergy, a clean energy company accelerating the transition to renewables by investing in competitive generation and storage assets.

Battery energy storage is a key technology providing flexibility to the network and supporting the decarbonisation of the UK’s electricity system by 2035. Roaring Hill, based in Fife, Scotland, is a highly efficient battery energy storage system that consists of 18 battery enclosures that will provide grid stabilisation and ancillary grid services, supporting the network by balancing supply and demand.

The WBD team advising RES was led by partner Sebastian Briggs and managing associates Luke Andruszewski and Ronan Lowney who provided key corporate and tax expertise.

Sebastian Briggs commented:

"It has been a pleasure working once again with the RES team on this exciting project. RES is a world leader in energy projects across Europe and North America with its energy storage systems providing grid stability and supporting the development of renewable energy.

"With COP26 coming to a close last month, with at its core a focus on reducing emissions and tackling global warming, WBD is proud to play its part advising a wide range of clients on the delivery of clean and innovative energy projects in the UK and across the globe."

Lucy Whitford, UK&I MD for RES, said:

“We are pleased to be working with TagEnergy, and look forward to supporting them as they deliver the project. This latest energy storage project will help support the network as we transition to net zero and underlines the position of RES as a reliable, economic and safe choice for energy storage customers in the UK.

"We appreciate the WBD team’s diligent advice and commitment to this project. We value their expertise and understanding of the clean energy sector."

WBD's energy team has been immersed in the energy and natural resources sectors for decades, giving it great depth of experience across the various different forms of energy and power. This experience allows WBD's energy lawyers to identify the best routes through the complex issues that affect companies operating in the sectors.