I am Wouter Geldhof
Energy specialist
Projects specialist

Wouter Geldhof

Wouter’s approach to law is intrinsically linked to his area of specialism: energy. In this way he assists his clients in contractual and regulatory matters in energy law.

Wouter applies his knowledge and expertise to a broad spectrum of energy subjects. These include regulatory issues of grid operation, exemptions for major new energy infrastructure, renewable energy projects, heat projects construction and grid connection of power plants. Furthermore, he advises on electricity and gas market transparency issues, CO2 emission trading, Kyoto flexible mechanisms and Emission Reduction Purchase Agreements (ERPAs).

Wouter is a voluntary affiliated researcher at the Centrum voor Milieu-en Energierecht of the University of Ghent. He is a member of the editorial board of the law journal MER (Tijdschrift voor Milieu- en Energierecht) and of the board of directors of Smart Grids Flanders.

In addition, Wouter regularly speaks at conferences both on energy law and emission trading.

  • Languages: Dutch, French, English
  • Admitted to the Brussels Bar: 2000
  • Partner since: 2010

Experience

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01.09.2017 EU law
“Energy Performance Contract & Energy Services Company” portal updated

Articles - Energy-saving measures are indispensable for modern buildings. For owners of buildings or businesses in the private sector as well as those belonging to the government, it is not obvious, however, to figure out which intervening measures are good, sustainable, and profitable investments. This is when specialised contractors (Energy Performance Contractors) enter into the picture.

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19.07.2017 EU law
Mixed results in recent arbitral awards concerning Spain’s renewable energy policy

Short Reads - Frequent changes to the regulatory framework governing renewable energy generation in Spain have given rise to an almost unprecedented amount of investor-State arbitration cases. Spain, which is a Contracting Party to the 1994 Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), is respondent in no less than 33 ECT cases. Since many of these cases were registered from 2011 onwards, it is to be expected that a significant number of these cases will be resolved in the near future.

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