Encouraging open and competitive supply chains and promoting innovation and skills in them will encourage low-carbon electricity generation, drive down the cost of low-carbon generation over the long term and result in lower energy costs to consumers. To facilitate this DECC made the provision of an adequate supply chain plan a pre-condition for projects over 300MW to enter the Contracts for Difference (CFD) allocation process.
The department has decided to publish relevant plans once the CFDs have been awarded in order to share information with the supply chain and support implementation. Shortened versions of the Supply Chain plans of the two projects over 300MW which were successful in the CFD allocation process have been published today. These plans have been subject to a limited amount of redaction to preserve commercial confidentiality and to ensure that ongoing procurement processes are not undermined.
We intend to publish fuller versions of these plans in approximately 12 months’ time once the projects have passed their Milestone Delivery date and when we expect that the majority of information is no longer commercially sensitive.