Guidance

Advanced conversion technologies (ACT) technical guidance: Contracts for Difference allocation round 3

These guidance notes explain how to comply with the advanced conversion technologies (ACT) efficiency standard and the physical separation requirement.

Documents

Compliance with the ACT Efficiency Standard criterion in the Contract for Difference scheme

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Compliance with the Physical Separation Requirement in the Contract for Difference scheme

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Technical guidance for generators applying for CfD allocation round 3.

The ACT Efficiency Standard

Technical guidance on how to calculate the ACT Efficiency Formula, and what evidence to provide in order to demonstrate compliance with the ACT Efficiency Standard.

When submitting the necessary evidence and calculation methodology to the LCCC, the generator should refer to its CfD Standard Terms & Conditions. The generator should decide which method to propose, and, as part of the agreement of Fuel Measurement and Sampling (FMS) Procedures, provide a clear description of their intended methodology, including a determination of uncertainty.

Physical Separation Requirement

Guidance on the Physical Separation Requirement and how developers can comply with it. Developers will be required to provide evidence to National Grid when applying, in the form of a process flow diagram which will be reviewed to ensure the facility design is likely to be compliant.

If this guidance conflicts with ‘the scheme rules’:

  • the CfD Standard Terms & Conditions
  • the CfD Agreement
  • the Allocation Framework
  • or any relevant legislation

the conflict should be resolved in favour of the scheme rules.

Published 18 December 2018