To ask Her Majesty’s Government at what point the decision was taken to introduce technology banding into early Contracts for Difference in the electricity market; and whether stakeholders were consulted about that decision.
The consideration of a mechanism designed to ensure that a range of different technologies benefit from Investment Contracts was included in the publication Final Investment Decision (FID) Enabling for Renewables: Update 1: Invitation to Participate (March 2013) and restated in Update 2: Investment Contract Allocation (July 2013). The process itself was set out in Update 3: Contract Award Process (December 2013).
The affordability assessment published in Update 3, including the technology based rules, was developed taking account of the need to deliver a mix of technology in line with the 2020 renewables target and the ranges consulted on and published in the Electricity Market Reform Delivery Plan.
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