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Connecting your renewable energy project to the GB grid – a developer’s guide

This course is your developer's guide to getting your renewable energy project (both wind and solar) connected to the GB grid.

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Grid connections

Training Information

  • Duration:

    1 day

  • Date:

    2016 (on a date yet to be determined)

  • Language:

    English

Additional information:
The Grid connection is often one of the key components to a successful new renewable power development. A good understanding of this will allow developers to take advantage of opportunities for positive outcomes throughout the connection process.

This course is intended to give a core understanding of the process of gaining a connection to the distribution network or onshore transmission network, how the developer can act for optimum outcome and the responsibilities placed upon them during the development of the grid connection. The project lifecycle shall be discussed in terms of technical requirements, project risk, commercial requirements and financial considerations, specific to grid connections for renewable power developments.

Both onshore wind and solar developers will find this course applicable. Two hypothetical projects will be developed from the initial site scoping phase through to commissioning of the grid connection. These examples shall demonstrate the differences between Distribution network connections and Transmission network connections across England, Scotland and Wales.

Electricity regulatory requirements driven by commercial and technical codes do have a big impact on the connection of renewable energy projects, but are not well understood by many in the industry. This course aims to distil the knowledge gained from years of consulting experience, from a utility companies, developers, lenders or owners point of view, to present the important issues and aspects associated with development of new grid connections. Delegates will leave the course with an enhanced understanding of their responsibilities and industry processes and a reference pack to aid in their future grid connections activity.

For further information, please contact Andrew Brown. Please click here to go to the leaflet.

Course outline:

  • Industry Structure
  • Effect of generation upon network
  • Connection charging principles
  • Site screening
  • Initial investigations
  • The connection offer
  • Building the grid connection
  • Ongoing operations
  • Q&A session

Who should attend? 
This course is primarily focused at developers of photovoltaic solar and onshore wind projects; however other professionals who wish to benefit from DNV GL’s technical and commercial knowledge of UK grid connections should also attend. DNV GL assumes that attendees will have a technical background and be familiar with project development, but no specific electrical engineering knowledge is required.