Claire Perry has signalled that onshore wind and solar projects will be allowed to compete for subsidies in a future Contract for Difference (CfD) auction. The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) department excluded established renewable technologies, onshore wind and solar, from last year’s CfD auction. However, in an interview with The House magazine, the energy and clean growth minister said that an auction including these so-called Pot 1 technologies was in the pipeline. She said: “There isn’t a ban, but we will have another auction that brings forward [onshore] wind and solar, we just haven’t yet said when.” Perry has previously said she wants to enable onshore wind projects to compete for subsidies in areas where they enjoy public support.
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