In the field of wind energy, we provide comprehensive advice to project developers, operating companies, suppliers, property owners and citizen energy companies in connection with the construction, operation and sale, as well as to investors with the purchase of wind parks.

In addition to obtaining approval under the federal pollution control law, among others, securing property plays a central role. The land use agreements should be designed to be legally secure in order to prevent premature termination by the property owner and thereby secure the investment. It is also necessary to secure the rights of use with a first ranking collateral. This usually takes place through the recording of limited personal easements in the land register.

We support you in structuring the operating company and in your communication with the grid operator. Frequent focal points of consultation are the technical connection conditions, the correct grid connection in the sense of the Renewable Energy Sources Act, the joint use of infrastructure facilities by several operating companies (e.g. grid usage contracts) as well as the legal presentation of metering concepts to delimit feed-in, delivery and self-  supply. We also examine direct marketing contracts, collateral pool and financing contracts, and accompany you during negotiations. With the operators of neighbouring wind parks, for example, it may be necessary to take legal action against shadowing effects.

If an investor intends to acquire a wind park, we carry out a legal due diligence in each project phase during which we identify and assess the risks of the project. On the basis of this due diligence we also draft the contract (in particular the share purchase  agreement and the general contractor agreement) for the transaction, and also accompany the contract negotiations. Together with our cooperation partners we accompany international transactions or structure corresponding participations and/or citizan energy companies.

In the event of defects or under-performance of wind turbines, we represent wind park operators and enforce their rights from supply and maintenance contracts against turbine manufacturers and EPC contractors, with the main focus being on out-of-court settlements. In addition, within the scope of the warranty and in contrast to the full maintenance contract, coordination with the respective insurer must also be sought in order to be able to indicate any risks.

We are at your disposal for all your questions regarding wind energy. Please contact us!


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Attention: Longer notification deadlines for tenders for onshore wind energy in the EEG 2021!

While the EEG 2017 still provided that the permits according to the BImSchG for wind farms participating in the tendering procedure had to be submitted to the Federal Network Agency two weeks before the bid date, the deadline under the EEG 2021 is now four weeks. For the bid date 1st of februray the deadline will be already expired on 4th February. The reason for these extended examination periods is the new § 28 para. 6 EEG 2021. This provision is intended to discourage the signing of tender rounds and therefore provides for a reduction in the volume of tenders in the case of a threat of signing. It is true that the bidding rounds for onshore wind turbines have been regularly signed in recent years. However, a reduction in the volume of tenders is unlikely to do justice to the timely expansion of wind energy and thus to the achievement of climate targets.
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BSH presents draft land development plan 2020 – start of public participation period

The National Hydrogen Strategy (NWS) has identified as a measure to promote the production of green hydrogen, in particular, the increased designation of areas suitable for the offshore production of hydrogen or PtX can be used, the necessary infrastructure and possibilities for additional tenders for renewable energy generation are defined. On the 4th. The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) published the draft of the Area Development Plan 2020 and the drafts of the environmental reports (North Sea and Baltic Sea) within the framework of the Strategic Environmental Assessment on 1 September 2020. This update includes "other energy production areas" as defined in § 5 para. 2a WindSeeG.
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