Contracts for Difference: Allocation Framework for the third Allocation Round, 2019

The draft Allocation Framework sets out the rules of the third Contracts for Difference Allocation Round and the eligibility requirements applicants must satisfy.


DRAFT: Allocation Framework for the Third Allocation Round, 2019

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This is the draft Allocation Framework for the third Allocation Round (AR3). It sets out:

Important note: draft Allocation Framework, 2019

For the purposes of the third Allocation Round, any references to Maxima or Minima will not be relevant and will not apply for this auction.

Application of a Pot Capacity Cap and Overall Capacity Cap is subject to State aid approval, which is expected to be received by the start of the Allocation Round.

Differences from second Allocation Round

The most significant differences from the second Allocation Round are:

  • the inclusion of a capacity cap in Rules 6, 9, 10, 16, and 18
  • a new technology type, Remote Island Wind
Published 21 January 2019