August 15 (Renewables Now) - The sealed bid window for the third Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction in the UK, expected to contract 6 GW of renewable energy capacity, has been extended to August 29 because of a legal dispute.
National Grid's EMR Delivery Body published on Wednesday an updated timeline, but there is still no official information regarding the legal challenge. The sealed bidding window was previously planned to close today.
The independent audit process that was to run between August 16 and September 3, has now been moved to August 30-September 16. The CfD auction results will be known by September 20, according to the new timeline.
The latest CfD allocation round is open to less-established technologies such as offshore wind, geothermal power, remote island wind, and marine power, among others. All projects have to be delivered in 2023-2024 and 2024-2025.