Policy paper

Supply chain plan guidance

This guidance sets out the process for submitting and assessing supply chain plans. It is for applicants wishing to apply for a generic CfD with projects of 300MW generating capacity or more.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Supply chain plan guidance

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This guidance sets out the process for submitting and assessing supply chain plans. It is for applicants wishing to apply for a generic CfD with projects of 300MW generating capacity or more. Applicants will need to provide the Electricity Market Reform (EMR) Delivery Body (National Grid) with a letter from the government certifying that they have an approved supply chain plan for their project.

Projects submitting supply chain plans to DECC should do so between 1 August and 26 August 2014 in order to best ensure that their plans can be considered prior to the first CfD allocation round. The Department will endeavour to assess the plans within 30 working days although borderline cases may take longer. The publication date of the CfD will not impact on the supply chain plan requirement or process.

There have been minor changes to the guidance since it was published in draft form to reflect that the EMR regulations are now in force.

Other changes include:

  • The requirement to state whether the supply chain plan is in relation to the first CfD round – paragraph 2.5
  • Clarification of the scoring system – paragraphs 3.9 and 3.11

To find out more about electricity market reform, please visit the Electricity Market Reform page or you can read the Implementing EMR Handbook.

Published 29 April 2014
Last updated 1 August 2014 + show all updates
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