Gavin Blake

Partner and Head of the ByrneWallace Energy & Natural Resources
Gavin Blake
Gavin has over twelve years’ experience advising clients in the renewable energy sector, including those involved with wind farm projects, solar PV projects and projects in the fields of bioenergy, hydro and CHP. He works with developers, funders and investors from preliminary site acquisition and consenting phase right through to project finance and construction. In addition, Gavin has acted in the purchase and sale of approximately 800MW of wind farms projects (both development stage and operational) and developments stage solar PV projects in ROI and has advised clients on a wide spectrum of energy related matters. Gavin recently acted in the sale of two development stage ground mount solar PV sites in Co. Meath to Energia and has acted / is acting for a number of solar developers in the securing of rights and consents for a pipeline of approximately 850MW of proposed ground mount solar PV projects. Client testimonials - per the recently published Legal 500 2020 directory - include: “Gavin Blake is an excellent lawyer with a great understanding of commercial issues in the energy space.” “Gavin Blake is a recognised renewables specialist, with a depth of local knowledge and insight. He is both shrewd and user-friendly and can be relied on for a clear, commercial view.” “Gavin Blake has a good knowledge of industry and experience of issues. He is commercial and resourceful when navigating the same. He is always available if I need to discuss something.’ “Gavin Blake – very responsive and good industry knowledge.”
18 May 2020, 11:00
 - 12:00 BST (UTC+01:00)
European Solar Markets Updates
Panel Discussion

This session will give attendees insight into the situation on the ground in Ireland. We will have a presentation from the David Maguire of the Irish Solar Association, followed by Q&A and discussion with the other speakers. Key items on the agenda include:

  • The Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) overview
  • RESS programme design
  • Auction timelines and guidelines
  • Nuance of the market and the wider renewable mix