6 July 2016

To enable the government to undertake Allocation Rounds for projects commissioning subsequent to the 31 of March 2020 and accordingly provide investors with long-term foresight of our delivery framework, an amendment to these regulations is necessary.

As announced in the 2016 Budget, the government intends to auction up to £730 million of support under the Contracts for Difference framework for offshore wind and other less established renewable generation technologies for projects commissioning in the period 2021-2026. We therefore propose to extend Delivery Years to cover the period up to 31st March 2026, and are seeking your views on this proposal. If we did not make this amendment, we would be unable to open up allocation rounds for delivery years after 31 March 2020.

The consultation document can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/amendment-to-the-contracts-for-difference-allocation-regulations-201