Further drafting amendments to the CfD contract for Allocation Round 4

Closed 31 Oct 2021

Opened 4 Oct 2021


The Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme is the Government’s main mechanism for supporting new, low carbon electricity generation projects in Great Britain. Since March 2020, we have consulted, and published our decisions, on a series of changes to the CfD scheme and contract terms in preparation for Allocation Round 4 (AR4), which will open to applications from developers of renewable technologies in December 2021.

The Government indicated in its consultation published on 24 November 2020 that it would review the CfD Standard Terms and Conditions following Implementation Period Completion Day (11pm on 31 December 2020). Views are now invited on further clarificatory amendments to the contract for AR4 which ensure it continues to function as originally intended and to reflect the UK’s position in a number of specific areas relevant to the CfD scheme following the UK’s exit from the EU. A link to the consultation document and draft CfD contract is below under the heading 'Related'.

Consultation responses must be submitted by 11.45pm on Sunday, 31 October 2021.


  • SMEs (small and medium businesses)
  • Large businesses (over 250 staff)
  • Multinational businesses
  • Low carbon technologies


  • Renewable energy
  • Energy and climate change