UK supply-chain plans may be private

DECC is still to decide whether to publish the plans

DECC is still to decide whether to publish the plans

The supply-chain plans that developers of UK offshore wind farms will be forced to submit before applying for planning approval may not be available for public scrutiny, the government says.

Last autumn the UK government confirmed that offshore wind projects larger than 300MW – which means nearly all future projects – must have an “approved” supply-chain plan in hand before they can apply for a Contract for Difference (CfD) under the UK’s incoming Electricity Market Reform package.

When applying for a CfD in future, developers will need to include a letter from government “certifying that they have an approved supply-chain plan”, with officials citing the need for “encouraging open and competitive supply chains” as its motivation.

But ultimately, those plans may not be made freely available for view, Log in to read complete article.

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