Low Carbon Contracts Company Limited

The Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) and the Electricity Settlements Company (ESC) sit at the heart of the delivery of the UK’s goals for secure, affordable and sustainable electricity.

These two private limited companies, wholly owned by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) formerly known as Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), were created to deliver key elements of the government’s Electricity Market Reform Programme. As government-owned companies, LCCC and ESC are governed by Framework Documents setting out the shareholder relationship and their Guiding Principle.

Available Datasets

Title Format(s) Updated

Capacity Obligation by Auction

This datasets includes the historic monthly CM auction Capacity Obligation and Capacity Payments for a delivery year which covers the period from October to September. It also includes the CM units which are...

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Capacity   Capacity Obligation   Capacity Payment   Cm   Cm Auction   Suspension Flag

CSV JSON 2023-02-16

Actual ILR Income

This dataset includes the determined Interim Levy Rates(ILR) and the actual daily Interim Levy Rate payments (ILR Income) received by LCCC from electricity suppliers. Energy Intensive Industries (EII) are...

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Actuals   Cfd   Ilr

CSV JSON 2023-02-16

Forecast CfD Generation

This dataset includes the hourly forecast CfD generation for the current and following operational quarters, by technology type. This generation is **not** adjusted by TLM (Transmission Loss Multiplier), RQM...

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Cfd   Forecast   Generation   Quarterly Obligation Period   Sofm   Technology

CSV JSON 2023-02-16

IMRP actuals

This dataset includes the actual Intermittent Market Reference Price (IMRP) by date and hourly period. The IMRP is the GB Day Ahead Hourly Price published by the Intermittent Day Ahead Indices. The IMRP is...

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Cfd   Imrp

CSV JSON 2023-02-16

CM Forecast Cost

This dataset includes the 24 month forecast of Capacity Market monthly payments. The forecast monthly CM costs are estimated as the Auction Acquired Capacity Obligation (kW) × Adjusted Capacity Cleared Price...

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Capacity Payments   Cm   Cm Forecast   Monthly

CSV JSON 2023-02-16

Forecast ILR TRA

This dataset provides a forecast out of 6 months. https://www.lowcarboncontracts.uk/index.php/dashboards/cfd/levy-dashboards/interim-levy-rate-and-total-reserve-amount. This dataset contains Interim Levy Rate...

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Bmrp   Cfd   Cfd Payment   Forecast   Ilr   Imrp   Quarterly Obligation Period   Sofm   Tra

CSV JSON 2023-02-15

Forecast Market Reference Prices

This dataset includes the daily forecasted weighted average Baseload Market Reference Prices and Intermittent Market Reference Prices for the current and following operational quarters, by technology type....

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Cfd   Forecast   Market Reference Price   Sofm   Technology

CSV JSON 2023-02-15

Forecast Supplier Payments

This dataset includes the Daily forecast supplier payments for the current and following operational quarters. This dataset is updated following the end of each Quarterly Obligation Period.

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Cfd   Eligible Demand   Forecast   Sofm   Supplier Payment

CSV JSON 2023-02-15

Actual CfD Generation and avoided GHG emissions

This dataset includes the historic actual CfD generation (from 2016) eligible for CfD payments, payments made to CfD generators, estimated GHG avoided from the CfD Portfolio and the equivalent avoided GHG...

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Actuals   Allocation Process   Cfd   Cfd Payment   Ghg   Market Reference Price   Technology

CSV JSON 2023-02-15

Actual Eligible Demand

This dataset includes the monthly actual Eligible Demand, actual Energy Intensive Industries Excluded Demand, and proportion of the CfD generation volume as a percentage of the Eligible Demand. Energy...

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Actuals   Cfd   Eligible Demand

CSV JSON 2023-02-15

In-period Tracking

This dataset contains the daily forecast CfD payments expected to be paid to generators compared with the actual CfD payments to generators is included in the dataset. This dataset is updated weekly.

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Actuals   Cfd   Cfd Payment   Eligible Demand   Forecast   Sofm

CSV JSON 2023-02-14

CfD to BM Unit Mapping

This dataset details the relationship between registered BM Units and CfDs. This dataset is only updated following changes to the mapping data.

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Bm Unit   Cfd

CSV JSON 2023-02-13

Forecast IMRP

This dataset includes forecast time weighted Intermittent Market Reference Prices (IMRP) and generation weighted IMRP. This dataset is updated following the end of each Quarterly Obligation Period.

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Cfd   Forecast   Imrp   Sofm

CSV JSON 2023-02-10

Forecast CfD Payments

This dataset includes the Daily forecast CfD payments to generators for the current and following operational quarters, by technology type. This dataset is updated following the end of each Quarterly Obligation Period.

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Cfd   Cfd Payment   Forecast   Sofm   Technology

CSV JSON 2023-02-10

Capacity Market SPD Pass Report

This report details the Capacity Market Units (CMU) that have passed their Satisfactory Performance Days (SPD). This report is currently available in excel format only. This report is updated every two weeks.

1 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Capacity   Capacity Obligation   Capacity Payment   Cm   Cm Auction   Suspension Flag

XLSX 2023-02-09

Auction Outcomes

BEIS publishes the outcome of each Allocation Round to coincide with National Grid notifying the qualifying applicants of the the outcome. This dataset is taken from these publications:-...

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Allocation Round   Capacity   Cfd   Homes Powered   Project   Strike Price   Technology

CSV JSON 2023-02-06

Operational Costs Levy

This dataset includes the actual, forecast, and excess CfD Operational Costs and demand volumes for the current and historic operational periods. An electricity supplier must make a payment (“an operational...

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Actuals   Cfd   Forecast   Operational Costs

CSV JSON 2023-02-01

CfD Contract Portfolio Status

This dataset includes each CfD Contract, its Maximum Contract Capacity and latest status of each project. Status of each CfD project is determined based on the notices issued by LCCC when different milestones...

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Capacity   Cfd   Technology

CSV JSON 2023-02-01

Reconciled Daily Levy Rates

This dataset includes the actual daily reconciled levy rates and eligible demand volume (EII and GEE exempted) for each performed settlement run type. Energy Intensive Industries (EII) are those industries...

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Actuals   Cfd   Levy Rates   Quarterly Obligation Period

CSV JSON 2023-01-13

Advanced Forecast CfD Generation

This dataset provides a forecast out to 24 months. This dataset contains CfD generation forecasts for six Quarterly Obligation Periods. Different levels of sensitivity have been applied on forecasting the...

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Cfd   Forecast   Generation   Quarterly Obligation Period   Sofm   Technology

CSV JSON 2022-12-19

Advanced Forecast ILR TRA

This dataset provides a forecast out to 24 months. This dataset contains Interim Levy Rate , Total Reserve Amount and CfD Payment forecasts for six Quarterly Obligation Periods. Different levels of sensitivity...

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Cfd   Cfd Payment   Forecast   Ilr   Quarterly Obligation Period   Sofm   Tra

CSV JSON 2022-12-19

Historic Advanced Forecasts

This dataset provides historic forecast data. Different levels of sensitivity have been applied on forecasting the figures and are termed as base case, low case, and high case sensitivities. The base case...

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Cfd   Cfd Payment   Forecast   Ilr   Quarterly Obligation Period   Sofm   Tra

CSV JSON 2022-12-19

Auction Budget Impact

The estimated notional Monetary Budget impact (as strike prices are below the reference prices), as calculated by National Grid ESO according to the Allocation Framework, presuming all offered contracts are...

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Allocation Round   Budget   Cfd

CSV JSON 2022-12-08

CfD Forecast Generation and Avoided GHG

This dataset includes future CfD generation eligible for CfD payments estimated by LCCC until the end of the CfD contract, by financial year (April to March) and expected generation beyond the end of the CfD...

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Cfd   Forecast   Generation   Ghg   Sofm

CSV JSON 2022-12-08

Settlement Costs Levy

This dataset includes the actual, forecast, and excess Settlement Costs Levy for the current and historic operational periods. The operational costs of Electricity Settlements Company (ESC) are funded by...

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Actuals   Cm   Forecast   Settlement Costs Levy

CSV JSON 2022-12-08

Auction Parameters

The Budget Notices set out the key auction parameters for the Allocation Round, namely the available spend on applicants for the round and the parameters against which applicant bids will be assessed. BEIS...

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Allocation Round   Budget   Capacity Cap   Cfd

CSV JSON 2022-12-08

Winter Peak Gross Demand

Under the Capacity Market (CM), Suppliers are obligated to pay a monthly CM Supplier Charge to cover the costs of Capacity Provider payments, where they have made a supply during the Peak Period. This charge...

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Cm   Winter Peak Gross Demand

CSV JSON 2022-12-08

Auction Standard Terms Notice

Further to the terms and conditions as set out in regulation 9 of the Contracts for Difference (Standard Terms) Regulations 2014, the Secretary of State informs the CfD Counterparty that the following issued...

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Allocation Round   Cfd   Chpqm   Reference Price   Rqm   Tcw

CSV JSON 2022-12-08

Administrative Strike Price, Maxima, and Minima

The CfD Allocation Regulations stipulate that BEIS must issue a Budget Notice for each Allocation Round setting out the overall budget for each delivery year, Administrative Strike Prices (ASPs) and any maxima...

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Administrative Strike Price   Allocation Round   Cfd   Maxima   Minima   Technology   Technology Groups

CSV JSON 2022-12-08

Forecast Average Strike Price and Market Price

This dataset includes the future CfD generation weighted average strike prices (£/MWh) estimated by LCCC using 2020 real prices. It also includes the weighted average strike prices for the whole CfD portfolio...

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Allocation Process   Beis   Cfd   Market Reference Price   Strike Price

CSV JSON 2022-12-08

CM Monthly Weighting Factor

EMRS, on behalf of ESC calculates the weighting factor. Capacity Provider’s Capacity Payments, Supplier’s Capacity Market Supplier Charge and Credit Cover requirements will vary from month to month as the...

3 UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Cm   Weighting Factor

CSV JSON 2022-12-08

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