Update on the CfD AR3 timeline

The EMR Delivery Body has reminded AR3 applicants that the Sealed Bid window for AR3 applications closed today, 29 August. Following the Allocation and Independent Audit process, qualifying applicants should expect to receive results on 20 September 2019. Read the full announcement here.

The timeline has been updated as follows:

 

Description Scenario 1: Shortest Timeline - All qualify Scenario 2: No Review(s) raised Scenario 3: Review(s) raised and all qualified Scenario 4: No Appeal(s) raised Scenario 5: Longest Timeline - Appeal(s) raised
CfD Allocation Application Window 29 May--18 June 2019 29 May--18 June 2019 29 May--18 June 2019 29 May--18 June 2019 29 May--18 June 2019
Qualification Assessment Window   19 June--09 July 2019
(15 working days)
19 June--09 July 2019
(15 working days)
19 June--09 July 2019
(15 working days)
19 June--09 July 2019
(15 working days)
19 June--09 July 2019
(15 working days)
Applicants notified of outcome of Qualification Assessment 09 July 2019 09 July 2019 09 July 2019 09 July 2019 09 July 2019
Window for non-qualifying applicants to request a Non-Qualification Review N/A- shortest timeline assumes all applicants qualify 10 July--16 July 2019 10 July--16 July 2019 10 July--16 July 2019 10 July--16 July 2019
Non-qualifying Review assessment: applicants notified of outcome (a “Non-Qualification Review Notice”)   N/A- shortest timeline assumes all applicants qualify N/A - scenario 2 assumes no Review(s) raised 17 July--30 July 2019 17 July--30 July 2019 17 July--30 July 2019
Window for non-qualifying applicants to request a Qualification Appeal  N/A- shortest timeline assumes all applicants qualify N/A - scenario 2 assumes no Review(s) raised N/A - scenario 3 assumes all qualify following Review(s) 31 July--7 August 2019 31 July--07 August 2019
Ofgem review Qualification Appeals   N/A- shortest timeline assumes all applicants qualify N/A - scenario 2 assumes no Review(s) raised N/A - scenario 3 assumes all qualify following Review(s) N/A - scenario 4 assumes no Appeal(s) raised 08 August 2019
Inform applicants if allocation process is required and invite sealed bids (if auction), i.e., issue Notice of auction 18 July 2019 25 July 2019 08 August 2019 16 August 2019 08 October 2019
Sealed bid window 19 July--25 July 2019 26 July--01 August 2019 09 August--29 August 2019 19 August--23 August 2019 09 October--15 October 2019
Run Allocation and Independent Audit process 26 July--12 August 2019 02 August--19 August 2019 30 August--16 September 2019 27 August--11 September 16 October--31 October 2019
CfD Notification (results go out) 15 August---16 August 2019 22 August--23 August 2019 20 September 2019 16 September--17 September 2019 05 November--06 November 2019
Contracts processed and distributed 19 August--02 September 2019 27 August--09 September 2019 23 September--04 October 2019 18 September--01 October 2019 07 November--20 November 2019
Sign contracts and return to LCCC  03 September--16 September 2019 10 September--23 September 2019 07 October--18 October 2019 02 October--15 October 2019 21 November--04 December 2019