The Contracts for Difference (Allocation) and Electricity Market Reform (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

Jurisdiction: United Kingdom

Commencement: 22nd July 2022

Amends: Energy Act 2013 (2013 c.32)

Mini Summary

The Energy Act 2013 (2013 c.32) sets out the legislative framework that the Government will make Regulations from in the coming years to ensure that the UK will generate enough secure, affordable and low-carbon energy to meet increasing demand. As well as cost and capacity issues, these forthcoming policies also consider the UK’s Climate Change Act 2008 commitments and legally-binding EU renewables targets. The Act introduces Contract for Difference, a key part of the Electricity Market Reform (EMR) programme.


Various duties apply.


Technical changes are made to the Contracts for Difference (CFD) scheme*. Changes are made to The Contracts for Difference (Allocation) Regulations 2014  and The Electricity Market Reform (General) Regulations 2014  to reflect this.

*The CFD scheme is a private contract between low-carbon electricity generators and the Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC). It is the UK Government’s main mechanism for supporting low-carbon electricity generation.

The Contracts for Difference (Allocation) Regulations 2014  is amended to require floating offshore wind generating stations to provide a supply chain statement when applying for a CFD.

Regulation 11 (Providing supply chain statements or refusing applications) of The Electricity Market Reform (General) Regulations 2014  is updated to clarify that an approved plan is valid for 9 months.


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