Changes to the Supply Chain Plan Questionnaire, 2023 Consultation

Closed 2 May 2023

Opened 28 Mar 2023


The Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme is the government’s main mechanism for supporting new low-carbon electricity generation projects in Great Britain. Developers of projects with a capacity of 300MW or more, as well as all Floating Offshore Wind projects, regardless of size, need to apply for a Supply Chain Plan Statement from the Secretary of State for Energy Security & Net Zero to take part in a CfD allocation round. The Statement is issued to those projects who can demonstrate their project is likely to make a material contribution to the development of renewable energy supply chains. The rationale for this is to help drive down costs, fuel innovation, and increase deployment capacity over time. As such, Supply Chain Plans are a key element of the government’s policy to support the delivery of the generating capacity needed to achieve a fully decarbonised power system by 2035 by encouraging the growth and sustainability of the supply chain.

The government is now keen to build on lessons learnt through the CfD Allocation Round 4 and AR5 Supply Chain Plan processes, including learnings from similar renewable energy support schemes overseas.

This consultation focuses on the Supply Chain Plan questionnaire for Allocation Round 6, aiming to update our approach to supply chains, whilst maintaining as much continuity with previous questionnaires as possible. 

Read the consultation document on GOV.UK.

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  • Anyone from any background


  • Renewable energy