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 have been awarded a CfD to sign their contracts and meet their Milestone Delivery Date. If they fail to do so, the site can be temporarily excluded from participating in the next CfD allocation round.
The Exemptions Request Notice sets out the process that eligible generators must follow if they want to be exempted from a temporary site exclusion and compete in Allocation Round 3. If generators located at an excluded site do not apply for an exemption, then they will not be able to apply for the forthcoming round. Details of which sites are currently excluded can be found on the Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) website.
Any request for an exemption certificate must be made by 15March 2019. Any request for an exemption certificate must be sent to BEISContractsForDifference@beis.gov.uk.
As part of this notice we have also published a prospective commencement date for AR3 of 29 May 2019. The commencement date for AR3 will be confirmed in the Allocation Round notice, which will be published in due course. This commencement date could be earlier or later than 29 May 2019, but it will not be before 1 May 2019.
Link to the Exemptions Request Notice for CfD allocation round 3 on BEIS' website.