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Implementation of the EU Network Codes

If you will be connecting new generating equipment to the GB Distribution system, you will most likely be affected by the new requirements from the European Connection Code: Requirements for Generators (RfG). Subject to certain exemptions, any generating unit commissioned after the 26th April 2019 will be required to comply with one of two new Engineering Recommendations (ERECs) G98 and G99 that are set to replace existing EREC G83 and EREC G59 respectively.
 
IMPORTANT – Please note that, unless you have agreed an exemption with us by providing evidence of a signed contract, from midnight 26th April 2019 we will only allow generation to be connected that is EREC G98 or EREC G99 compliant. If you are planning to connect just prior to 27th April 2019 you may wish to consider whether it is worth installing equipment in accordance with EREC G98/EREC G99 as a precaution in case your project is delayed and the deadline missed.
 
Click on the link here to view our information leaflet covering the requirements and how it might affect and what you need to do.

Webinar

We are hosting a webinar to run through the changes as a consequence of the recent issue of new Engineering Recommendations G98 and G99 covering the requirements for the connection of generation in parallel with our distribution system.

Our aim is to take a high level look at what effect the new Engineering Recommendations will have on the process for connecting Distributed Generation and to communicate what it means to you, particularly if you are seeking to commission generation that will run in parallel with our network in the future. G98 and G99 set out all of the technical requirements that you will need to comply with, with effect from 27 April 2019. Unless an exemption has been agreed with us you will not be permitted to parallel non-compliant generation with our network from 27th April 2019 onwards.

This particular workshop will cover the following topics:
 
•       Introduction – Why have G98/G99 been introduced?
•       Who is affected? - Exemptions
•       Requirement for generators - Categories
•       Documentation – Applications/Certificates

When is the event?

Friday 16th November 2018, 2pm - 4pm.
 
If you would like to join the webinar please click on the link below to register for the event. If you have any questions please drop a line to: wpdconnectionspolicy@westernpower.co.uk
 
Register now
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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