• Natasha has developed a number of precedent CPPAs for clients - such as advising the European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET) on their standard industry precedent PPAs which includes agreeing standard form for Contract for Difference across Europe. 
  • Natasha has wide experience advising on CPPAs - for example advising a multinational drink and brewing company in respect of PPAs for a number of jurisdictions, including in the UK, finalising a PPA for Australia and also liaising and overseeing the PPAs required in Brazil, Chile and the Dominican Republic, including CfDs. Most recently, Natasha advised a client in the UK in respect of a virtual PPA which forms the basis of the UK’s biggest ever unsubsidised solar power deal. The deal reached completion in December 2018 and saw the client enter into the 15 year PPA with a subsidiary of Lightsource Renewable Energy Limited in respect of facilities with aggregate nameplate capacity of 100MW.
  • Natasha has recently acted on non-subsidy renewable energy deals; including advising Nord/LB on the project financing for the construction and operation of Withernwick wind farm in the UK for German developer Energiekontor which is the UK's first non-subsidy project financed wind farm.
  • Natasha has advised on numerous UK wind financings including projects with Contracts for Difference (CfDs) - she acted for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) on the project financing of the 39.1MW, 13 turbine, Tom Nan Clach CfD wind farm project in Scotland. Completed detailed due diligence of project and ancillary documents and advised the client on CfD documentation including negotiating with LCCC (the Low Carbon Contracts Company) on this first round, 15-year contract which commenced in August 2017. We subsequently acted for Greencoat on the acquisition of this operational wind farm in 2019. Work involved due diligence and drafting and negotiation of transactional documents.
  • Natasha has acted on a number of UK wind farm sales and acquisitions - for example, she advised Greencoat UK Wind: (i) on the acquisition of Douglas West non-subsidy 45MW onshore wind farm development site in Scotland from Blue Energy; and (ii) on the GBP320 million acquisition of the 240MW South Kyle subsidy-free wind farm in Scotland from developer Vattenfall.
  • Natasha has up-to-date Nordic wind farm experience - she is currently acting on a number of ongoing transactions and acted for Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure partners AG (CSEIP) and E.ON on development of the project documentation, investment into, and financing of one of the largest onshore wind farms in Europe, the 114 turbine 475-megawatt Nysäter project in Sweden. The project is supported by a PPA signed with a Global Energy Major providing a comprehensive set of risk management and other services to the project.
  • Natasha advised on the sale of Element Power's power projects business and asset management business, including a portfolio of development stage wind projects across key Northern European markets with a potential maximum generating capacity of approximately 2.6GW (of which 1.2GW relates to projects in Ireland). The role included undertaking due diligence, preparing two vendor due diligence reports, advising on structuring, drafting and negotiating the transaction documents. 
  • Natasha has acted on a number of solar projects (ground and roof mounted) in the UK and internationally - she advised Unilever on their PPA documentation and produced a precedent international solar PPA for use across multiple jurisdictions for the construction, maintenance, operation and sale of ground and roof mounted solar facilities at properties owned by Unilever, and the onward sale to the client of power generated by the facilities. This precedent has since been used in two deals for Unilever: a rooftop solar PPA at their HQ in New Jersey; and negotiating a PPA on behalf of Unilever with Yellow Door regarding the purchase of energy for their site in Dubai. 
  • Natasha has experience of Gas powered projects including capacity markets solutions - she acted on behalf of a UK Banking Group, an international banking organisation and NIBC Bank NV on the GBP100 million financing of a portfolio of gas fuelled power stations owned by Green Frog Power. The funding refinances 15 operational sites benefiting from Capacity Market contracts and provides additional development funding for 11 new sites to be built across the UK via an ‘accordion’ facility that allows for the funding and construction of another 110MW of plant. The power stations are capable of going from standby to full output within five minutes and once online will help ensure the UK’s energy resilience.
  • Natasha advised, and led DLA Piper’s team, Platina Energy Partners and local partner Mr Kleanthis (Akis) Ellinas on the disposal of the largest wind farm in Cyprus to Ancala Partners, an independent infrastructure investment manager. The Orites wind farm, with installed capacity of 82MW, comprises 41 Vestas V90-2MW turbines and produces around 5% of Cyprus’s entire electricity generation capacity. All electricity generated is exported to the grid through a long-term PPA with Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC).