13 Dec 2021: Update: the Contracts for Difference fourth allocation round opened 13th December and will close to applications on 14 January 2022, with the final results of the auction expected to be announced in spring-summer 2022. Offshore wind an bid in Pot 3 which has no capacity cap and £200 million pot budget. Less-established technologies (includes Floating Offshore Wind, Tidal Stream, Geothermal and Wave) can bid in Pot 2 with £75 million pot budget. Dates for the Contracts for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round 4 (AR4) were published in August 2021. AR4 includes an offshore wind specific pot (Pot 3) for the first time and floating offshore wind will be eligible to compete in Pot 2 alongside wave, tidal, biomass, geothermal etc. for the first time. The government has extended the time for CfD applications as the window falls over the Christmas holiday period. Draft budget notice and Allocation Framework expected August-September 2021. Applicants with projects of a generation capacity of 300MW or more must submit their supply chain plans for assessment, in order to receive a SCP statement from the SoS from 27th September-3rd October. The Allocation Round Notice confirming AR4 dates, final budget notice, Standard Terms Notice, final CfD Standard Terms and Conditions and Final Allocation Framework and Framework notice are expected November 2021. CfD application window: 13 December 2021–14 January 2022. Qualification Assessment Window expected 17th January - 25th February 2022. The Delivery Body (National Grid ESO) will decide on eligible applicants. Sealed bid window: 9–29 March 2022. (Shortest Timeline). CfD notification to successful applicants: 22–25 April 2022 (shortest timeline). Contracts processed and distributed 26th April-10th May (shortest timeline). Sign contracts and return to LCCC 11th-24th May 2022 (shortest timeline). However, if there is a review and appeals process for non-qualifying applicants then this will delay the timeline. Non-Qualifying applicants can request a Non-Qualification Review 28th February-4th March 2022 (longest timeline). Non-qualification review results 25th March 2022 (longest timeline). Qualification Appeals submitted 28th March-1st April 2022 (longest timeline). Non-Qualifying applicants notified of outcome of qualification appeal 12th May 2022 (longest timeline). Sealed bid window: 24 May–15 June 2022 (longest timeline). CfD notification to successful applicants: 7–8 July 2022 (longest timeline). Contracts processed and distributed 11th-22nd July 2022 (longest timeline). Sign contracts and return to LCCC 25th July – 5th August 2022 (longest timeline).
Location:
United Kingdom
Status:
Consent Authorised
Capacity:
1800 MW
4C Offshore | Location Map: Lat(53.039) Lon(2.942)

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Power & Turbines
Windfarm Capacity
1800 MW
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North Sea, Southern North Sea (Humber/Thames)
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53.038512°
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