• Low carbon generation

    Chart of the week | Tipping the cap: analysis of competition for CfD AR3

    Qualification for the third allocation round (AR3) of the Contracts for Differences (CfDs) low-carbon support scheme is due to commence on 29 May.  BEIS announced in November 2018 that participants in AR3 would be competing for an annual budget of £60mn, with successful bidders expected to commission in delivery years...

  • Low carbon generation

    Chart of the week | Offshore wind: taking up the load

    In this week's Chart of the Week we discuss BEIS releasing its Allocation Framework for CfD Round 3 (AR3) on 21 January 2019, which included a new load factor for offshore wind of 58.4%. This compares to 47.7% for AR2 and 37.7% for AR1 in 2017 and 2014 respectively, marking significant anticipated improvements...