Procurement of Utilities: Law and Practice

Hardcover | September 22, 2013

byMatthew Collinson

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Aimed primarily at non-regulatory lawyers this book provides a practical guide to transactions involving utilities and in particular the procurement of goods and services from utilities (rather than by utilities). Focusing on the law of England and Wales, the book covers the regulation of utilities including gas, electricity, water, sewerage, and telecommunications. It also addresses the relevant competition law as well as considering matters relating to renewable energy, consumer protection, property, andplanning issues commonly encountered in relation to utilities.The regulatory position is considered at every stage of development of the utility network starting with the purchaser's initial discussions with the utility, then the construction of the network, the flowing of gas, electricity or water, and concluding with the disconnection of the end customer. Practically focused, the book draws upon the author's experience working with utilities, developers, funders and contractors at all levels of the supply chain, on projects ranging from three-unit housing developments to some of the world's most ambitious energy infrastructure projects.

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Aimed primarily at non-regulatory lawyers this book provides a practical guide to transactions involving utilities and in particular the procurement of goods and services from utilities (rather than by utilities). Focusing on the law of England and Wales, the book covers the regulation of utilities including gas, electricity, water, se...

Matthew Collinson is a barrister and solicitor, working in the Projects and Transactional Services Department of Pinsent Masons LLP. Prior to this he was Legal Advisor to the Inexus Group, the UK's largest independent network business. He was also an associate of Waters Wye Associates, a leading independent energy consultancy, and a co...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:565 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.1 inPublished:September 22, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199695962

ISBN - 13:9780199695966

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Table of Contents

Part I - Industries1. Liberalisation of UK Utilities2. The Gas Industry3. The Electricity Industry4. The Water and Sewerage Industries5. The Communications IndustryPart II - Gas6. Procuring a Gas Network7. Building a Gas Network8. Obtaining a Supply of GasPart III - Electricity9. Procuring an Electricity Network10. Building an Electricity Network11. Obtaining a Supply of ElectricityPart IV - Water and Sewerage12. Procuring Water and Sewerage Networks13. Building Water and Sewerage Networks14. Obtaining Supplies of Water and Sewerage ServicesPart V - Telecomms15. Procuring Fixed and Mobile Telecommunications Networks16. Building Fixed and Mobile Telecommunications Networks17. Obtaining Electronic Communications Services