These frequently asked questions and responses (“FAQs”) will be prepared by the relevant delivery partners1 in response to queries raised by stakeholders in relation to allocation rounds of the Contract for Difference (“CFD”) scheme.  

These FAQs are subject to and are provided on the basis of the following: 

• The FAQs do not supersede or replace the relevant regulations or the provisions of the CFD and are not intended to and do not constitute legal, investment, commercial or operational advice and should not be relied upon as such. Users of this website should not place reliance upon these FAQs and should refer to relevant regulations and the full terms of the CFD, and/or consult their professional advisors where they require information or advice on matters relating to CFDs generally and/or any CFD to which they are a party. 
• The FAQs reflect the current thinking and approach of the delivery partners and should not be viewed in any way as binding. 
•  It is our intention to keep the FAQs under review and to publish revised issues from time to time. 

Defined terms used in the FAQs but not defined therein have the meanings prescribed to them in the relevant regulations, the CFD (agreement and standard terms) and the Energy Act 2013. 

Please note that the primary source and most reliable source of information are the regulations, allocation framework and statutory notices. These will be available on the gov.uk website and linked here in the ‘Publications’ section, as they are published. 

1. Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, Low Carbon Contracts Company Ltd ("LCCC"), National Grid Electricity System Operator (“NG ESO”) and Ofgem.