Price-based competitive allocation for low carbon hydrogen production: call for evidence

Closed 11 Aug 2023

Opened 17 May 2023


Based on feedback we have decided to extend the deadline for this call for evidence by a week to 11 August 2023, to allow more time for responses.

In the British Energy Security Strategy (BESS) we set out our aim to hold annual allocation rounds for electrolytic hydrogen moving to price-based competition by 2025 as soon as legislation and market conditions allow.

The purpose of this call for evidence is to gather evidence to understand more about:

  • market conditions needed for the UK to transition to price-based competitive allocation for electrolytic projects, and potentially other non-CCUS technologies;
  • the extent that a price-based competitive allocation process could incentivise projects to support broader outcomes beyond cost reduction of low carbon hydrogen production; and
  • how price-based competitive allocation should be designed.

Why your views matter

The evidence gathered will be analysed and used to inform future competitive allocation policy. Through these answers you can support how government policy on future hydrogen allocation rounds is shaped.

Read the Call for Evidence document on GOV.UK.


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