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What is Electricity Market Reform (EMR)?

The Government’s Electricity Market Reform programme (EMR) is designed to attract the £110 billion investment needed this decade to replace the UK’s ageing energy infrastructure with a more diverse and low-carbon energy mix. EMR is the biggest change to the electricity market since privatisation.

EMR will facilitate this vital investment through the introduction of two new schemes: the “Contract for Difference” (or “CFD”); and the “Capacity Market”.