Connecting Renewable Generation to Distribution Networks

This presentation reviews the requirements for connecting generation to a distribution network, and discusses some of the issues that can arise.

The UK government’s policies for low carbon sources of electricity generation envisage a significant growth in new generation that is connected to distribution networks.

Whilst there are prospective efficiency gains to be made from connecting generation electrically closer to demand this policy can lead to unintended consequences as generators seek to connect to networks that were designed for the radial distribution of power from the transmission system to customers.

The Power Systems and Equipment Network organised an evening discussion to review the requirements for connecting generation to a distribution network, and air some of the issues that can arise.  

The "Connecting Renewable Generation to Distribution Networks" presentation is now available to download.

Low carbon presentation

Clive Goodman, who is the Primary System Design Engineer for Western Power Distribution described the technical requirements, processes and procedures for the connection of new low carbon generation. He was then joined by a Panel that included Keith Munday and Gareth Furlong from the Carbon Catalysts Group who brought a practical perspective to the discussion.

 Download the free presentation.