CFD Allocation Round

This page provides information that is relevant to applying for the next Allocation Round of the Contracts for Difference (CFD) scheme. The second Allocation Round will be awarding up to £290m/year (2011/12 prices) to “less established technologies” commissioning in 2021/22 or 2022/23. This includes Offshore Wind, Advanced Conversion Technologies (ACT), Anaerobic Digestion (AD) and Dedicated Biomass with CHP. Certain technologies will not be included in the 2nd Allocation Round, these are: Onshore wind, Energy from Waste (EfW) and Solar Photovoltaic projects.  

The timeline for the Allocation Round is set out in the Implementation Plan. BEIS' Allocation Round Notice, which formally commences the Allocation Round, was published on 13 March 2017.  

LCCC has published the Minor and Necessary Modification Application Request Form, the Minor and Necessary Guidance and a Minor and Necessary Webinar.

Further information for those considering applying in the Allocation Round can be found in the below sections:

More information on the CFD scheme and its delivery organisations is provided in the CFD Booklet. Allocation Round FAQs can be found here and a full set of Q&As raised at the CFD Allocation Round 2 event on 16 March 2017 can be found here. Slides from the 16 March CFD Allocation Round 2 event can be found here. We recommend you periodically review these pages during an Allocation Round as more information may be added as it becomes available.

Relevant Documents
The information provided is designed to offer guidance. This information does not constitute legal or investment advice and should not be relied upon as such. Generators should consult their professional advisors where they require advice whether legal or otherwise on the application of regulations or the  Contracts for Difference. This page is subject to change. Any defined terms which are used but not defined here have the meaning ascribed to them in the CFD