Allocation Round 3 capacity cap receives State aid approval

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, which will apply to CfD Allocation Round 3 (commencing on 29 May 2019).

This whole auction capacity cap, which will apply to all bids, irrespective of technology type and delivery year, limits the total capacity of all projects that can be awarded contracts in Allocation Round 3.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the final Allocation Framework, published on 1 May 2019, which sets out the rules for how the capacity cap will apply in the auction.