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Upcoming changes to CfD Scheme for AR4 onwards

02 Dec 2020
On 24 November 2020, BEIS published the consultation decision on the proposed amendments to the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme. The fourth allocation round (AR4) of Contracts for Difference will open late next year, and BEIS has announced an expansion of the CfD scheme to a capacity of 12GW, more than doubling the 5.8GW offered at AR3 in 2019.

Consenting electricity storage

18 Nov 2020
Electricity storage is a key technology in the transition to a smarter and more flexible energy system. It will play an important role in helping to reduce emissions to Net Zero by 2050.

To meet net zero government considers lifting block on new onshore windfarm subsidies

05 Mar 2020
On 2 March 2020 the government published a consultation seeking views on proposed changes to the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme. The consultation states that in order to deliver the level of ambition required to meet net zero, government intends to run the next CfD allocation round in 2021 for both established and less-established technologies. Further, the consultation document reveals that government is considering allowing onshore wind schemes to again compete for subsidies in 'Pot 1' alongside other established technologies potentially including CHP, hydro, landfill gas and sewage gas.

WBD Accelerate supports Vero Power's growth plans

27 Feb 2020
Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD)'s early-stage company support offering, WBD Accelerate, has worked with Vero Power, a Distributed Energy Service Company (DESCO) with offices in the UK and Zambia creating profitable rural electrification projects, supporting its growth and expansion plans.

WBD strengthens energy portfolio with new London partner

14 Jan 2020
Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has appointed Matt Lewy as a partner in the firm's London office. Joining the corporate and commercial team, Matt will support WBD's international energy practice working closely with colleagues in the UK and US including Aberdeen and Houston.