Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 25th June 2014.

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Photo of Alan Whitehead Alan Whitehead Labour, Southampton, Test

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he expects independent low carbon generators to have secured conditional power purchase agreements prior to bidding in the contract for difference auction in October 2014.

Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills , Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change, Minister of State for Portsmouth

We anticipate that some generators will seek to establish the terms of any PPA and financing arrangements before they participate in the CfD allocation round, in order to understand better their likely costs. Such conditional PPAs could take a number of forms, from indicative terms to a signed contract.

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