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Energy: Prices

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 118103, tabled on 7 December 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2017 to Question 116831, if he will list the less established technologies that will be eligible to participate in auctions for the £557 million for additional contracts for difference under the Control for Low Carbon Levies announced in Autumn Budget 2017.

Answered on

13 December 2017

The Government has committed up to £557 million for future Contracts for Difference.

The technologies that are currently eligible to participate in future auctions for less established technologies are:

- Offshore wind;

- Advanced Conversion Technologies;

- Anaerobic Digestion;

- Biomass with Combined Heat and Power;

- Wave;

- Tidal Stream; and

- Geothermal.

In addition, the government intends to allow wind projects on the remote islands, which have the potential to benefit local communities, to compete in future auctions as a less established technology. This is subject to receiving State aid approval and we have submitted a notification to the European Commission of our plans.

Answered by

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy