With significant reforms in both the electricity and water markets starting to take shape, along with continuing challenges around new sources of gas supplies, the UK utilities sector is about to enter a period of unprecedented change. The effects both nationally and internationally of climate change, rising population, emerging economies and the desire for a better standard of living are all putting pressure on these resources; it is understood that water use is forecast to increase by 18 per cent in developed nations by 2025, whilst electricity demand is forecast to increase by 50 per cent by 2030.
As leading advisers to the public and private sector and with the ability to draw on our experiences within the firm-wide Renewables, Energy & Resources and Infrastructure Groups, we are able to provide advise and help our clients deliver significant utilities based projects on a national and international basis. With a team of instinctively commercial lawyers who act for power
producers, utilities companies, energy retailers and network operators our people are able to offer straightforward advice. We can provide both comprehensive and in depth knowledge on any aspect of the utilities sector.