AR5 update: Non-qualification review assessment window open
The non-qualification review assessment window is now open. By 15 June 2023 National Grid (NG) ESO will assess any non-qualifying applications that were submitted for review.
AR5 Application Window closed
The application window for Allocation Round 5 (AR5) of the Contracts for Difference scheme has now closed. National Grid ESO will assess applications between 25th April and 24th May 2023.
Call for Evidence on Non-Price Factors in the Contracts for Difference (CfD) Scheme
The Government has published a Call for Evidence on introducing non-price factors into the CfD Scheme. In recognition of the deployment challenges currently faced by the renewable energy industry, the Government is exploring whether to introduce non-price factors in the CfD auction.
Allocation Round 5 Opens
The fifth round of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme has opened to applications today (Thursday 30th March 2023). The application window will close on 24th April 2023.
Government Publishes Consultation on AR6 Supply Chain Plan Questionnaire
The Government has today published the consultation on the Allocation Round 6 (AR6) Supply Chain Plan questionnaire.
The consultation for AR6 CfD Supply Chain Plan questionnaires will be live on 28th March 2023 and will close on 2nd May 2023.
Allocation Round 5 Budget Confirmed
The government has confirmed a budget of £205m for the fifth allocation round of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme.
Details of the budget are set out in the Budget Notice, and accompanying note, which the government published on 16th March 2023.
Materials for Allocation Round 5 Launch event and Minor and Necessary Modification process published.
AR5 Launch Event materials.
On 23 February 2023, the Contracts for Difference (CfD) delivery partners hosted the CfD Allocation Round 5 (AR5) Launch event online. If you missed the event or would like to re-watch, the recording is now available here. We have also published the slides here and Q&A here.
Key Dates for Allocation Round 5
The key dates for the fifth allocation round of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme can now be viewed on the CfD microsite. The dates are provisional and subject to change. The key dates will be updated on the AR5 microsite if there are any changes to the timeline before the allocation round opens to applications.