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Implications for Solar Energy in the Countdown to Contracts for Differences (CfDs)

Gaynor Hartnell - Livos Energy“The sooner Solar Energy no longer needs support, the better!” says Gaynor Hartnell, who has worked in the Renewable Energy sector for nearly twenty years and is a Non-Executive Director for Livos Energy.

The Renewable industry has to deal with the transition from Renewables Obligations (ROCs) introduced in 2002 to Contracts for Difference (CfDs) which take over in 2017. 

Gaynor Hartnell suggests that there are plenty of things to worry about regarding Contracts for Differences (CfDs) but, for solar, having to compete on price is not likely to be one of them. She shares some of these concerns in a guest blog post on Solar Power Portal and asks:

  • Will CfDs be good value for money?
  • Is there enough money in the pot?
  • Are solar park projects going to prove too small for CfDs but too large for FiTs?
  • Can the timetable be met?
  • Who’ll be taking part in the competition?

To read the full blog post on Solar Power Portal, click here :

Countdown to Contracts for Differences – What’s the outlook for Solar?

To read Livos Energy response to Contracts for Differences (CfDs) click here:

Livos Energy response to DECC consultation