Pre-contract Signature

    The approach to CFD allocation is set out in the Contract for Difference (Allocation) Regulations 2014 and the Contracts for Difference (Allocation) (Amendment) Regulations 2015. Please see disclaimer on the right. CFD allocation is undertaken by National Grid as the Electricity Market Reform Delivery Body. More information on allocation can be found on their website. Following CFD allocation Low Carbon Contracts Company Ltd will produce the CFD contracts.

    In this section:

    Secure Email: Egress

    Minor and Necessary Modification

    Under the Contracts for Difference (Standard Terms) Regulations 2014 (“Regulations”), Generators may request Minor and Necessary Modifications to the Contract for Difference Standard Terms and Conditions. Generators can request these modifications from the date of publication of an allocation round notice until 20 working days before the allocation round closing date.

    Low Carbon Contracts Company Ltd will assess all applications for minor and necessary modifications in accordance with the criteria set out in the Regulations.

    Our guidance for the 2017 Allocation Round on applying for minor and necessary modifications can be found here.

    If you would like to talk to us about minor and necessary modifications then please contact us at

    Once an allocation round has opened, we will publish updated information.


    Contract Production

    We do not take part in the allocation of CFDs (this is a matter for National Grid in its role as EMR Delivery Body), but we are responsible for drafting and issuing CFD upon receipt of the CFD notification referred to in Regulation 9(3) of the Contracts for Difference (Standard Terms) Regulations 2014 from National Grid.  We use the information provided by National Grid in the CFD notification to draft the Project specific CFD.

    After we receive a CFD notification from National Grid in respect of your Project, before we send you a CFD, we will issue a letter to you notifying you of the processes and key dates that apply to your acceptance. 

    Here you can see a draft of the letter that will be sent to Generators on the day of the CFD Notification.  It has provisionally been dated 11 September 2017 with all subsequent dates assuming the CFD Notification is issued on that date as per the Implementation Plan.

    In addition to the timescales within which you must sign and return your CFD, Generators should also note the timescales within which the Initial Conditions Precedent must be fulfilled following contract signature. You can find further information about the Initial Conditions Precedent here.


    Secure Email: Egress

    LCCC will use the Egress secure email system for confidential communications with Applicants entering into a CFD from the day of the CFD Notification from National Grid onwards.  Applicants will be able to receive and open Egress communications for free once they have set themselves up and registered.  Guidance on how to do this can be found here and we recommend you speak to your local IT support if you experience difficulties.  This free service will allow you to receive emails once you have registered. However, if an Applicant would like to communicate back to LCCC using Egress then the Applicant will need to procure the Egress package.  It is for Applicants to decide whether emails they send need to be sent by Egress and this decision will not impact LCCC’s receipt and treatment of such emails.


    If you can’t find what you are looking for here, or in our FAQ section then please call us on 0207 211 8881 or contact us at

     “CFD notification” is defined in section 12(1) of the Energy Act 2013