CfD Allocation Round 4: how much capacity might we expect?

On 13 September, BEIS published the draft budget notice and draft Allocation Framework for Allocation Round 4 (AR4) of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme, scheduled to open in December 2021.

BEIS set out a total draft budget of £265mn (in 2011-12 money) for AR4, meaning that total spend in each Delivery Year cannot exceed this level, with this support spread across three technology pots. Pot 1 has been allocated £10mn for Delivery Years 2023-24 and 2024-25. Technologies in Pot 1 are Onshore Wind, Solar PV, Energy from Waste (with CHP), Landfill Gas and Sewage Gas. BEIS has also placed a maximum capacity cap of 5GW on Pot 1 technologies, with Onshore Wind and Solar PV both subject to a 3.5GW cap.

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