A new “pot one” style auction could help deliver 1GW of extra capacity at £49 per MWh. Ministers could let onshore wind bid in a new contracts for difference (CfD) round one, without contradicting its previous pledges to end all new subsidies, according to Scottish Renewables. A Baringa Partners’ report published today, which was commissioned by the industry body, said a “pot one” style CfD round for onshore wind could help deliver 1GW of extra capacity in the UK, as well as clear a highly competitive price of £49.40 per MWh. Scottish Renewables’ chief executive, Niall Stuart told Utility Week there has already been a marked slowdown in the rate of development since the RO closed.
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