Your Connection Offer and Connection Agreement will be complex. Depending on the size of your project you will have to comply with the requirements of the Distribution Code, the Grid Code and G59/2. You may be liable for significant transmission underwriting until your project is generating. Some of the work will be contestable and the remainder non-contestable. The connected and managed policy may ease your connection to the grid in ceratin circumstances.
Power stations need to comply with the ESQCR and G59/2 – a document giving guidance on ensuring your project meets the minimum power quality and protection requirements to connect to the grid. This can include loss of mains, rate of change of frequency (ROCOF), fault ride though, neutral voltage displacement (NVD), point of common coupling voltage fluctuation under Engineering Recommendation P28, voltage imbalance and Engineering Recommendation P29, earthing, step voltage change, harmonic requirements G5/4-1, over current, earth fault, reverse power, voltage vector phase shift, STATCOMs, under frequency and over frequency.
A derogation is a relaxation from compliance with a particular requirement of the Codes And Standards In Electricity Generation, Supply, Distribution And Transmission Licences. Each derogation is issued by the electricity Regulator Ofgem . Qmulus has experience in obtaining derogations.
To find out more about how Qmulus can help you negotiate a derogation for your project