Energy

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Energy

The energy industry is a big and growing industry undergoing a rapid transformation in response to new trends that are shaping the industry.

The most compound and challenging decisions facing governments and companies globally is the growing energy demand, security of supply and of emphasis lately is the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

In Sub-Saharan Africa the challenge is energy access and it is estimated that 633 million people lack access to electricity. All these challenges make it a vital industry to service and one that requires advisers with sector knowledge.

SNC Incorporated advises on the entire value chain of these assets, from licensing, construction, financing, operation, maintenance and eventually their disposal

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Power

According to the ExxonMobil 2018 Outlook for Energy, Global energy demand will likely increase nearly by 25% in 2040 and Global electricity demand will rise by 60% between 2016 and 2040. All these developments will require industry experts to provide legal and business advisory. We advise governments, national electricity companies, corporates, suppliers and manufactures on:

  • Power Purchase Agreements (PPA)
  • Energy, emissions and carbon trading
  • Carbon capture and storage
  • Energy markets components such as generation, transmission, distribution and retail
  • Electricity market regulation and liberalisation
  • Power sector reforms
  • Energy networks
  • Energy trading
  • Energy legislations and regulations
  • Transactions before the Electricity/Energy Regulatory Authorities
  • License transactions
  • Drafting and negotiations of agreements related to energy
  • Arrangement of energy investments
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Renewables and Clean Energy

The reduction of carbon emissions is a target for many countries globally and this has led to renewable energy sources such as solar, offshore wind, hydro biomass, and biofuels becoming essential for the transition to clean energy.

According to the ExxonMobil 2018 Outlook for Energy, among the most rapidly expanding energy supplies will be electricity from solar and wind, together growing by about 400%. All these factors will require legal and business advisers with knowledge of the industry. We advise on the entire value chain of these projects, from licensing, contracting, construction, financing, operation, maintenance and eventually their disposal.