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Fiona Lewis

Special Counsel
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MinterEllison

Melbourne, Australia
    Local Time: Monday 22:03

Practice Expertise

  • Environment and Planning
  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications
  • Corporate
  • Energy and Resources

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate
  • Energy and Resources
  • Environment and Planning
  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications
  • Competition and market regulation
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Profile

 Career highlights

  • Key regulatory adviser to the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning on its energy storage initiative project, involving the funding of two large-scale battery projects in Western Victoria.
  • Advised on multiple high-profile energy sector mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions.
  • Advised multiple electricity retailers and generators on their long term large generation certificate off-take arrangements under the Renewable Energy Target scheme.
  • Advised multiple generators and large customers on their grid connection.
  • Advised multiple embedded network operators on their contractual and regulatory compliance obligations under both national and jurisdictional energy legislation.
  • Advised multiple firms on their emissions and energy reporting obligations under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme and green scheme compliance.

Education
BA, LLB

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate
  • Energy and Resources
  • Environment and Planning
  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications
  • Competition and market regulation

Professional Career



Professional Associations
  • Victorian Women Lawyers Association, member

Articles

  • Ban of embedded networks in Victoria

    The Victorian Government intends to reform the regulatory framework for embedded networks in residential sites. We summarise key recommendations of its Embedded Networks Review Final Recommendation Report.

  • Reform of the AER civil penalty regime

    How will the proposed reforms in the Statutes Amendment (National Energy Laws) (Penalties and Enforcement) Bill 2020 impact the energy sector in South Australia? As the bill awaits its passage through the South Australian Parliament, we analyse its implications.

  • Overcoming renewable energy's challenges in connecting to the grid

    For some time, renewable energy industry participants have faced significant risks in connecting their projects to the grid. A new reform roadmap proposes to help ease these challenges.

  • ACCC inquiry into electricity supply and prices

    On 27 March 2017 the Federal Government directed the ACCC to hold an inquiry into the supply of retail electricity in the National Electricity Market. This direction gives the ACCC power to investigate and report on retail electricity prices. We consider below the likely trajectory of the ACCC inquiry based on our experience with similar inquiries in the past.


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