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.
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;
- Tidal Stream; and
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.