What customers are asking us about renewable/generation

  • What is the difference between micro, small scale and large scale renewable generation?
  • What size are the overhead wires and how much electricity can I export?
  • What are limits for microgeneration?
  • How much small scale generation has been connected to the network?
  • What is the connection process for small scale generators?
  • What documentation do I need to send with my small scale generation application?
  • Is it becoming more difficult to connect to the network due to network saturation?
  • What is NIE Networks doing to resolve network limitations?
  • I have submitted all the information required for a generation connection, what happens now?
  • How long will it be before the extent of work required to connect my generator is known?
  • How much will a generation connection cost?
  • What happens if I do not accept quotation for a the generation connection within the 90 day acceptance period?
  • If I have to reapply for a generation connection will the costs be the same?
  • What size of transformer is needed for small scale generation?
  • Can I pay an additional fee to enable my connection offer to be issued sooner?
  • My planning permission is listed as ‘approval’, can I submit my application now and follow up with the planning permission in due course as it will be granted in advance of you having issued the connection offer?
  • What is the difference between stage 1 and stage 2 G83 applications?
  • What is the fit and inform process?
  • What is defined as a close geographical region/area for microgeneration connections?
  • After the transition period, what process will apply if I want to connect microgeneration which is above the new G83 limits?
  • Where the installation includes an inverter, will the new G83 limit be based on the inverter rating?
  • G83/1 has been modified in GB to G83/2 – does NIE Networks intend to move to G83/2?
  • When will I hear from NIE Networks regarding the status of my conditional offer?
  • What if my conditional offer is withdrawn but I would like to be issued with a new offer?
  • I've applied for a connection, why have I not received an offer yet?
  • My conditional offer has been withdrawn / not issued and I no longer wish to proceed. Can I get a refund?