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Connecting Distributed Generation to the Electricity Network

Getting Started

If you’re thinking of installing a new generator (such as solar panels, wind turbines) to the electricity network it will need to be connected to our network either through your existing supply or through a new electricity connection.

We’ve detailed in our website lots of useful information and even a short video to explain a bit more about the process. 

Understanding the Connection Process

There are three separate Distributed Generation Connection Guides, our flowchart will help you to determine to the most relevant guide for your requirements.

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Heat Maps

To get you started, our industry leading Heat Maps will give you a better understanding of the network and potential connection opportunities before applying for a connection.

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Application Forms & Guides

All our PDF forms and downloadable guides in one place.

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Distributed Generation Contacts

Of course if you’d rather discuss your project prior to your submission please use this page to get in touch.

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Flexible Connections and Principles of Access Policy

In some areas of the network, it is not possible to connect further amounts of generation or energy storage without exceeding network limits. These areas would require significant network modifications or upstream reinforcements to accommodate new connections in an unconstrained manner. This is often prohibitive for developers either due to reinforcement costs or timescales to connect.

Flexible Connections facilitate Non-Firm connections into constrained areas of the network. Our Policy document ESDD-01-009: Flexible Connections and Principles of Access covers the commercial principles and outlines the high-level technical arrangements / techniques used to achieve a range of Flexible Connection solutions. 

These solutions target a range of network requirements from equipment located only at the customer substation through to advanced autonomous control of wide areas of network using Active Network Management (ANM). In addition to existing ANM areas, it is our intention to deploy two new geographic areas as ANM enabled Zones. Dumfries and Galloway and North and Mid Wales have been identified to manage the high penetration of embedded generation in those areas.

In addition, listed below are future areas that have been identified together with their forecast year for roll-out:

SP Distribution

AreaGPSForecast Year for Roll Out
Dumfries & GallowayChapelcross2019/20
Coylton2019/20
Dumfries2019/20
Glenluce2019/20
Maybole2019/20
Newton Stewart2019/20
Tongland2019/20
Glenlee2019/20
Kendoon2019/20
Carsfad2019/20
Earlstoun2019/20
BordersBerwickANM enabled
DunbarANM enabled
AyrshireKilmarnock South2020/21
Kilmarnock Town2020/21
Devolmoor2020/21
Saltcoats2020/21
LanarkshireLinmill2021/22
FifeCupar2021/22
Glennistoun2020/21
Leven2020/21
Redhouse2020/21

SP Manweb

GSP GroupBSPForecast Year for Roll Out
PentirBangor2019/20
Caernarfon2019/20
TrawsfynyddFour Cross2019/20
Maentwrog2019/20
WylfaAmlwch2019/20
Caergeiliog2019/20

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