Consultation on amending the methodology for setting the Contracts for Difference (CfD) cap allowance

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Industry sector

Supply and Retail Market


This policy consultation sets out our proposal on how to amend the Contracts for Difference (CfD) price cap allowance methodology to better reflect the costs faced by suppliers in all instances.

We are proposing to replace the interim levy rate used in the current methodology with an expected levy payment that can be negative. We consider that it betters balances simplicity of implementation with ensuring customers pay a price that more accurately reflects supplier costs/benefits. We are also proposing that this is based on the latest available forecast at the time the cap is set. 

We are requesting responses by 17 May 2022 and responses to this consultation can be submitted to Ofgem by emailing

Respond name

Leonardo Costa

Respond telephone