Open consultation

Contracts for Difference (CfD): proposed amendments to the contract

Summary

Proposals for changes to the CfD contract, to enable it to continue to support new generation and provide best value for bill payers in coming years.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

The government consulted on proposed changes to the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme in December 2017, and has published its response.

We’re now seeking further views on how decisions on matters covered in that consultation will be implemented into the CfD scheme. We invite comments on the revised drafts of the CfD Standard Terms and Conditions and the CfD generic Agreement published alongside this document: the proposed amendments are shown as tracked changes in these documents.

We also welcome views on a small number of new proposals addressing associated issues that emerged during the original consultation, and on proposed minor and technical contract changes to ensure that the contract terms remain effective. These include:

  • the way in which reference price forecasts are used during the allocation process
  • the treatment of those technologies which are eligible to participate in the CfD scheme regardless of whether they deploy with Combined Heat and Power (CHP) (i.e. the ‘optional CHP’ technologies, currently advanced conversion technologies, anaerobic digestion and geothermal)
  • Issue 7 of the CHP Quality Assurance (CHPQA) Standard and Guidance Note 44 giving effect to new increased efficiency requirements for CHP projects. New versions of both these documents are available on this page, with changes marked
  • Brexit-related changes to ensure that the CfD contract functions effectively after the UK has left the European Union
  • a series of proposed minor and technical changes to ensure that the contract terms remain effective

Documents

Contract for Difference (CfD) Scheme for renewable electricity generation: follow-up consultation on implementation, contract changes, and a revised CHPQA standard

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Draft: Contract for Difference Agreement

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Draft: FiT Contract for Difference Standard Terms and Conditions

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Draft: The Combined Heat and Power Quality Assurance (CHPQA) Standard, Issue 7

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Draft: Combined Heat and Power Quality Assurance (CHPQA) Guidance note 44, Issue 7

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Ways to respond

Email to:

BEISContractsForDifference@beis.gov.uk

Write to:

CfD consultation
c/o David Curran
Clean Electricity Directorate (Level 3 Spur)
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET

Published 30 August 2018