Sonya Bedford MBE

Partner– Energy

Sonya Bedford MBE

Sonya Bedford MBE

Partner– Energy

Sonya Bedford is a leading solicitor practitioner in the field of renewable energy with over 20 years’ experience in the field. Her expertise covers all technologies involved in renewable energy including wind (wind farms, large and small scale single turbines), solar (PV and thermal), hydro, wave, biomass, anaerobic digestion. It also covers leasing, construction, operation and maintenance contracts, energy regulation, land agreements, power purchase agreements and community projects. Her expertise encompasses work in private practice and also for a public authority involved in procurement in this sector.

Specific areas of expertise include:-

  • Wind farms – land agreements, power purchase agreements, construction and finance, technology contracts, operation and maintenance contracts, National Grid connection
  • Ground mount solar - land agreements, power purchase agreements, construction and finance, technology contracts, operation and maintenance contracts, National Grid connection
  • Public sector power purchasing, including procurement and state aid
  • District heat – connection and supply agreements / leases / concessions
  • Roof top solar – leasing, operation and maintenance contracts, construction contracts
  • Anaerobic digestion – feedstock contracts, supply contracts, power purchasing
  • Local energy markets, microgrids, smart energy contracting
  • Energy regulation and energy supply contracts
  • Financing of renewable energy projects; equipment warranties; energy planning
  • Community energy – all aspects
  • Sustainable development - co housing, eco villages, commonhold
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Sonya has been awarded an MBE for her contribution to advancing renewable energy in community projects.





Jurisdictions

  • England & Wales

Specialisms

All forms of renewable energy technology; the funding of renewable energy projects; and sustainable development

Qualifications

    • MSc in Renewable Energy (2015)
    • Solicitor of England and Wales (1998)

Career

  • Stephens Scown
  • Osborne Clarke
  • Wilsons

Awards

    • MBE for services to community energy