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Allocation Round 3 assessment window now open

June. 19, 2019
The third CfD Allocation Round application window closed at 5pm on 18 June 2019. In line with the dates in the Allocation Round Notice, the third CfD allocation round assessment window opened today.   From today, Wednesday 19 June, until Tuesday 9…

New FAQs added to the portal

June. 14, 2019
Today, new FAQs have been uploaded to the portal in the Eligibility, Application, Auction and Contract Operation categories. 

Allocation Round 3 application window is now open

May. 29, 2019
The application window to the CfD Allocation Round 3 (AR3) opened today, 29 May. To apply for a CfD, applicants are required to register their company with the EMR Delivery Body CfD portal. Once registered, generators will be able to create and…

Publications tab available for AR3 applicants

May. 29, 2019
To improve user access, a new Publications tab has been added to this portal incorporating all relevant links to guidance and resources for AR3 from BEIS, EMR Delivery Body and LCCC.

Updated AR3 Application Guidance published

May. 28, 2019
The EMR Delivery Body has published an updated AR3 Application Guidance (v 2.1) and it is now available here. The document includes additional information in Section 7 Sealed bids.

CfD Allocation Round 3 Auction scenarios video published

May. 20, 2019
National Grid Electricity System Operator Limited (NGESO), the EMR Delivery Body, has uploaded a video to provide prospective applicants for the upcoming third CFD Allocation Round with an overview of how the auction system works and key rules such…

Allocation Round 3 capacity cap receives State aid approval

May. 16, 2019
Following the Budget Notice for CfD Allocation Round 3, published on 1 May 2019, indicating that BEIS was seeking State aid approval for a 6GW capacity cap, BEIS confirmed today that the European Commission has granted State aid approval for the cap…

Detailed Application Guidance published

May. 08, 2019
National Grid Electricity System Operator Limited (NGESO), the EMR Delivery Body, has published their detailed Application Guidance for the third CfD Allocation Round. The guidance is available on their website here.     It outlines the various…

Confirmation of AR3 timelines published

May. 01, 2019
Milestones in the AR3 timeline on the landing page of this portal have been updated to reflect the timings confirmed in BEIS’ Allocation Round notice published on 1 May 2019, based on the longest route through the process, including qualification…

Minor and Necessary modification request window open on 1 May

May. 01, 2019
Following today’s publication of the final package of documents relating to CfD Allocation Round 3 by BEIS, applicants may now apply to LCCC for a modification to the CFD standard terms.   As required under the CfD (Standard Terms) Regulations…

BEIS publishes final package of documents relating to Contracts for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round 3, commencing the Round

May. 01, 2019
BEIS have today published the final package of documents relating to Contracts for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round 3. This formally opens the third CfD Allocation Round, confirming the application window will open on 29 May 2019 and close on 18…

Minor and Necessary Modifications Guidance

April. 18, 2019
LCCC has published today updated Guidance on applications for Minor and Necessary Modifications to the CFD, reflecting minor changes to the administrative process. View and download the document here.

Supplementary response to consultation on CfD changes and revised draft Standard Terms and Conditions and all variants of CfD Agreement published by BEIS

April. 17, 2019
The Government’s supplementary response to its consultation on changes to the CfD and revised draft Standard Terms and Conditions and all variants of the CfD Agreement for Allocation Round 3 were published today. The final clean versions of the CfD…

CfD AR3 Masterclass Thursday 9 May 2019

April. 11, 2019
LCCC is pleased to confirm that it is hosting its final CfD AR3 training event on Thursday 9 May 2019.   Timings:  9.30 am - 4 pm Where:     Prospero House, 241 Borough High Street, London SE1 1GA Nearest tube: Borough    Who's it for:   The…

CfD AR3 Company Registration is now open

April. 10, 2019
The registration process for the Contracts for Difference (CFD) Third Allocation Round has now opened.   CfD Registration We are pleased to announce that the registration process for the Contracts for Difference Third Allocation Round has now…

CfD Delivery Body Application Guidance is published

February. 25, 2019
The CfD Delivery Body Application Guidance is now available on the National Grid EMR Website.   To access the Application Guidance please visit

Slides from AR3 event 12 February

February. 15, 2019
Earlier this week we held an ‘Introduction to CfD Allocation Round 3’ event, which was attended by a wide range of representatives from across the industry. The slides from the event are now available for everyone to download from this portal.…

BEIS publishes Exemptions Request Notice for CfD AR3

February. 15, 2019
On 14 February, BEIS published an Exemptions Request Notice for CfD allocation round 3, which is planned to open by May 2019.   Under the CfD regulations, the Non-Delivery Disincentive aims to incentivise generating stations at certain sites that…

Contracts for Difference - Generator Guide (1st edition)

February. 13, 2019
LCCC have today published their Generator Guide to help applicants through the Contracts for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round 3 (AR3) process. Click to download the CfD Generator Guide from the LCCC website.

Event: Introduction to CfD Allocation Round 3, 12 February 2019

January. 25, 2019
Following the recent publication of the draft Allocation Framework and in preparation for the third Contracts for Difference Allocation Round (AR3), the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Low Carbon Contracts Company (…