May. 20, 2020

LCCC and ESC welcome the publication of the Government’s response to its consultations on future improvements, emissions limits and coronavirus easements. It is important at this time that where possible flexibility can be provided to Capacity Providers in their duties under the Capacity Market (CM).

We support the Government decisions on future improvements to the CM scheme. In particular we agree with the decisions to promote more flexibility in the CM scheme via:

  • Reducing the Minimum Capacity Threshold to participate in the CM from 2MW to 1MW as this supports the wider Smart Flexibility agenda
  • The exclusion of standalone storage units from entering the CM under a DSR de-rating in future auctions
  • ESC will continue to work with the Government to reduce the scope for fraud and error in the CM scheme.


May. 15, 2020

LCCC was informed by EMRS that ELEXON was victim of a ransomware attack to their internal systems on Thursday 14th May 2020.

May. 13, 2020

LCCC-ESC have issued today 13 May 2020 a new Contracts for Difference and Supplier Bulletin which covers BEIS consultation on proposed changes to supplier regulations

Apr. 30, 2020

LCCC-ESC have issued today a new Contract for Difference Bulletin which covers CfD Projects pass key milestones and AR3 projects given extensions.

Apr. 24, 2020

A new Electricity Supplier Bulletin has been published today, 24 April 2020. Main updates in this issue will include updates on the Interim Levy Rate for the current quarter. This issue will also include how you can register for the upcoming ILR/TRA webinar for Q3 2020.

Apr. 08, 2020

ESC published today, 08 April 2020, the Capacity Market Stress Event Guide which incorporates feedback from suppliers.

Apr. 08, 2020

This explains how LCCC is managing potential impacts on CfD generators arising from the Covid-19 outbreak

Mar. 30, 2020

A new Electricity Supplier Bulletin has been published today, 30 March 2020. Main updates in this issues will include the Interim Levy Rate (ILR) and Total Reserve Amount (TRA) set for the third quarter of 2020. This issue will also include how LCCC will manage the CfD obligations and the implications for Quarter 2 and beyond during Covid-19.

Mar. 18, 2020

LCCC and ESC have published today, 18 March 2020, a new Contracts for Difference (CfD) and Electricity Supplier Bulletin for their subscribers. Main updates in this issue include LCCC and ESC's business continuity arrangements during Covid-19, implications for managing the CfD Supplier Obligation for the current quarter and beyond and managing possible impacts on CfD generators during this period


Jan. 20, 2020

The Electricity Settlements Company (ESC) has announced that capacity providers have today been paid over £1bn, in full settlement of their deferred capacity payments for the standstill period. The payment is a major milestone in the restart of the capacity market scheme, following suspension of payments to generators and collections from suppliers as a result of the November 2018 ruling by the European Union General Court of Justice, and the consequent introduction of a standstill period for the scheme.

LCCC and ESC have also published today new capacity market dashboards with data and metrics relating to the scheme, accessible through the Schemes dashboards.