Guidance

Contracts for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round 3: Allocation Framework

The Allocation Framework sets out the rules for Contracts for Difference Allocation Round 3 and the eligibility requirements applicants must satisfy.

Documents

CfD Allocation Round 3: Remote Island Wind schematic diagram - Orkney

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CfD Allocation Round 3: Remote Island Wind schematic diagram - Shetland Isles

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CfD Allocation Round 3: Remote Island Wind schematic diagram - Western Isles

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Details

The final Allocation Framework for CfD Allocation Round 3 (AR3) sets out:

Remote Island Wind (RIW): schematic diagrams

If you are applying for Remote Island Wind (RIW) CfD Units connecting to the national transmission system, or to a distribution system in the local government areas of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Orkney Islands Council, and Shetland Islands Council, then you may use these diagrams as part of your application.

Applicants can annotate the relevant diagram and submit to the Delivery Body to demonstrate that the project meets the condition in Regulation 27A(3)(d) of the Contracts for Difference (Allocation) Regulations 2014 (as amended), as set out in Schedule 4 of the Allocation Framework.

The eligibility requirements for RIW are geographically neutral and applications from any geographical location within scope will be considered. We hope that applicants from other island groups will find the templates usefully illustrative of the information that the schematic diagram must provide.

Important note: Allocation Framework, 2019

For the purposes of Allocation Round 3, 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
Last updated 1 May 2019 + show all updates
  1. Final Allocation Framework published, along with Remote Island Wind (RIW) schematic diagrams.

  2. First published.