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Generation connection (G83) stage 1 commissioning

A new generation connection (G83) stage 1 commissioning

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Introduction to Microgeneration

Small scale renewable technologies such as solar panels, hydro or wind turbines can be used to generate your own electricity and export some of that electricity to the grid, commonly referred to as Small Scale Embedded Generators (SSEG). These microgenerators typically connect to the NIE Networks’ electricity grid under the principles of Engineering Recommendation G83/1.

Typical schemes are:

  • Single phase solar, hydro or wind technologies which generate up to a maximum of 3.681 kilowatts of electricity. These will typically be connected to domestic premises. An existing single phase connection must already be available.
  • Three phase solar, hydro or wind technologies which generate up to a maximum of 11.042 kilowatts of electricity. These will typically be connected to a farm or small commercial premises. An existing three phase connection must already be available.

All G83 connections are subject to:

  • the installation not causing any operational difficulties for NIE Networks
  • the installation not adversely affecting the quality of supply to either the connected party or any other customers

Your installer can advise further in relation to the issues above which are covered under Annex A of G83/1.

For more information please see our Microgeneration page on our website.

1 Please note NIE Networks will accept a maximum installed capacity of 4kW provided the inverter is rated at no more than 3.68kW

2 Please note NIE Networks will accept a maximum installed capacity of 12kW provided the inverter is rated at no more than 11.04kW


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