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    We are the UK’s leading firm specialising exclusively in renewable energy land rent audits. We are dedicated to ensuring that those who have invested in renewables receive full and accurate returns from the green energy produced.

     

     

     

  • Substantial back-payments. Lower energy bills. New revenue streams.

    By Accounting for Energy – (5 min read)

    Dewlay Cheesemakers are a leading green example in the dairy industry and have seen significant results following our audit. The owners of the family-owned business pride themselves on their longstanding reputation for great foresight, vision and for producing Lancashire’s finest cheese. Working in an energy-intensive industry can mean big bills and a high carbon footprint, but with sustainability at the heart of all they do, Dewlay invested in a wind turbine to mitigate this.

    Before meeting us, Dewlay had worked with their turbine operator for a long time and were happy with the detailed information they were given, but with tariffs that are constantly changing, and so many complicating factors to consider, it’s difficult for the most informed renewable energy landowner to continuously stay up to date. This is where we were able to add value.

    Through our review we secured a seven year back payment which equated to a year’s income and moving forward their rental income will increase by 12 percent. Our detailed audit included a performance report on their turbine which gave Dewlay a deeper understanding of the wind farm’s historical performance and its contribution to the local environment, it also outlined the cost savings for each turn of the wind turbine upon the request of the CEO.

    Companies that work with us can understandably be cautious about how their relationship with their wind turbine operator will be affected and we make it our priority to protect this, as we did in this case.

    Another concern prospective clients have is whether our audit will take up too much of their working day. Dewlay were able to continue their business as usual, while we worked in the background creating all the historical analysis with clear audit findings that could be easily presented to the site operator.

    We were delighted that Dewlay’s CEO, Nick Kenyon, who with his brother is the third generation to run the business, gave us five minutes to share his thoughts on working with us.

    How do you feel about your original lease agreement? On reflection do you feel it was fair?
    At the time it was fair but knowing what I know now I would have tried for a better deal.

    How surprised were you that Accounting for Energy were able secure you an increase in income?

    I was surprised by the amount they were able to secure.

    Your revenue significantly increased after Accounting for Energy reviewed your lease, what impact has this recalculation had?

    It gives us the resources to consider further environmental saving measures within the business. We are continuously looking to improve our environmental sustainability credentials and so this gives us a greater scope to do so.

    Would you recommend Accounting for Energy?

    Yes – they clearly have expertise in this area and were good to work with.

    Creating a greener environment is clearly high on your priority list. What motivated you to delve into renewables?

    High energy costs in what is an energy intensive industry, as well as a desire to reduce our business carbon footprint.

    Our review identified that the wind farm has produced a significant amount of electricity so far.  How have renewables reduced your bills?

    They have given us some price stability in what is a volatile energy market. We still have a National Grid connection of course, but the more energy we take from the turbine the less we take from the grid. This makes environmental and business sense.

    It’s well known that the dairy industry has high energy usage. Was this instrumental in your decision to go for an audit?

    Energy leases are notoriously complex and difficult to understand. We really didn’t have the expertise or the time to be trawling through the lease and power purchase agreement so when we came across Accounting for Energy it was an easy decision to get them on board. We didn’t suspect anything to be wrong, but we knew it was good practice to check.

    To check whether your land rent payments are accurate, get in touch with our specialists auditors today. 

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      “We found your report informative and easy to read, it was good to see how the wind farm is performing and we were pleased with the results of the audit”

       

      Mark Charles, Exeter

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    • “Job well done”

       

      Sara James, Durham

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    • “Early non-payment discovered so very happy with outcome”

       

      Martin Roberts, Peterborough

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    • “Excellent service. The review has given me peace of mind”

       

      Tracy Maria, Cumbria

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    • ‘We found the report very thorough and really interesting and were pleased that the payments have been corrected and appreciate your help with this very much’

       

      David Terrence, Devon

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      “In every instance Accounting for Energy have identified and recovered shortfalls in rent for my clients. Not only do the landowners receive back payments but they are also keen to show developers that they are being held to account.”

       

      Chris Thyer MRICS FAAV Land Agent, GSC Grays

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      “We don’t have comparable leases in renewable energy meaning there are few examples to draw from, so it’s always good to have checks and balances in place. We would recommend Accounting for Energy for their diligence.”

       

      Ali Walker Property Co-ordinator, Bath and Wells Diocese, Church of England

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      “The information provided by the turbine owner seemed to be comprehensive. The issue comes with knowing if all the data is complete and the audit was able to identify areas that we should have been receiving royalties on.”

       

      Ben Ardern Financial Controller, Dewlay Cheesemakers

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      “I worked with Travis on a set of arbitral proceedings to recover unpaid royalties on behalf of the landowners of a large renewable energy site. I was very inspired by his passion for his industry and his tireless commitment to getting the best results.”

       

      Sarah Bishop, Commercial Disputes Solicitor

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      “Travis is the go-to person for renewable energy landowner royalty payments. He gets into the details of a case, and is very tenacious in identifying and recovering any monies owed to landowners.”

       

      Grant Jones, Chartered accountant, solicitor and practicing arbitrator

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      “I would recommend Accounting for Energy because they are clearly experts in this area, and they were good to work with. It was an easy decision to get them on board because we really didn’t have theexpertise or the time to be trawling through the lease and power purchase agreement.”

       

      Nick Kenyon, CEO, Dewlay Cheesemakers

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  • Testimonials


    • “We found your report informative and easy to read, it was good to see how the wind farm is performing and we were pleased with the results of the audit”

       

      Mark Charles, Exeter

      Share

    • “Job well done”

       

      Sara James, Durham

      Share

    • “Early non-payment discovered so very happy with outcome”

       

      Martin Roberts, Peterborough

      Share

    • “Excellent service. The review has given me peace of mind”

       

      Tracy Maria, Cumbria

      Share

    • “We found the report very thorough and really interesting and were pleased that the payments have been corrected and appreciate your help with this very much”

       

      David Terrence, Devon

      Share

    • “In every instance Accounting for Energy have identified and recovered shortfalls in rent for my clients. Not only do the landowners receive back payments but they are also keen to show developers that they are being held to account.”

       

      Chris Thyer MRICS FAAV Land Agent, GSC Grays

      Share

    • “We don’t have comparable leases in renewable energy meaning there are few examples to draw from, so it’s always good to have checks and balances in place. We would recommend Accounting for Energy for their diligence.”

       

      Ali Walker Property Co-ordinator, Bath and Wells Diocese, Church of England

      Share

    • “The information provided by the turbine owner seemed to be comprehensive. The issue comes with knowing if all the data is complete and the audit was able to identify areas that we should have been receiving royalties on.”

       

      Ben Ardern Financial Controller, Dewlay Cheesemakers

      Share

    • “I worked with Travis on a set of arbitral proceedings to recover unpaid royalties on behalf of the landowners of a large renewable energy site. I was very inspired by his passion for his industry and his tireless commitment to getting the best results.”

       

      Sarah Bishop, Commercial Disputes Solicitor

      Share

    • “Travis is the go-to person for renewable energy landowner royalty payments. He gets into the details of a case, and is very tenacious in identifying and recovering any monies owed to landowners.”

       

      Grant Jones, Chartered accountant, solicitor and practising arbitrator

      Share

    • ““I would recommend Accounting for Energy because they are clearly experts in this area, and they were good to work with. It was an easy decision to get them on board because we really didn’t have the expertise or the time to be trawling through the lease and power purchase agreement.”

       

      Nick Kenyon, CEO, Dewlay Cheesemakers

      Share
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    •  

      “We found your report informative and easy to read, it was good to see how the wind farm is performing and we were pleased with the results of the audit”

       

      Mark Charles, Exeter

      Share

    • “Job well done”

       

      Sara James, Durham

      Share

    • “Early non-payment discovered so very happy with outcome”

       

      Martin Roberts, Peterborough

      Share

    • “Excellent service. The review has given me peace of mind”

       

      Tracy Maria, Cumbria

      Share

    • ‘We found the report very thorough and really interesting and were pleased that the payments have been corrected and appreciate your help with this very much’

       

      David Terrence, Devon

      Share

    •  

      “In every instance Accounting for Energy have identified and recovered shortfalls in rent for my clients. Not only do the landowners receive back payments but they are also keen to show developers that they are being held to account.”

       

      Chris Thyer MRICS FAAV Land Agent, GSC Grays

      Share

    •  

      “We don’t have comparable leases in renewable energy meaning there are few examples to draw from, so it’s always good to have checks and balances in place. We would recommend Accounting for Energy for their diligence.”

       

      Ali Walker Property Co-ordinator, Bath and Wells Diocese, Church of England

      Share

    •  

      “The information provided by the turbine owner seemed to be comprehensive. The issue comes with knowing if all the data is complete and the audit was able to identify areas that we should have been receiving royalties on.”

       

      Ben Ardern Financial Controller, Dewlay Cheesemakers

      Share

    •  

      “I worked with Travis on a set of arbitral proceedings to recover unpaid royalties on behalf of the landowners of a large renewable energy site. I was very inspired by his passion for his industry and his tireless commitment to getting the best results.”

       

      Sarah Bishop, Commercial Disputes Solicitor

      Share

    •  

      “Travis is the go-to person for renewable energy landowner royalty payments. He gets into the details of a case, and is very tenacious in identifying and recovering any monies owed to landowners.”

       

      Grant Jones, Chartered accountant, solicitor and practicing arbitrator

      Share

    •  

      “I would recommend Accounting for Energy because they are clearly experts in this area, and they were good to work with. It was an easy decision to get them on board because we really didn’t have theexpertise or the time to be trawling through the lease and power purchase agreement.”

       

      Nick Kenyon, CEO, Dewlay Cheesemakers

      Share
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