Connecting a Generator

The information referenced below relates to connecting a generator to the distribution network.

Enduring Connection Policy Stage 1 - (ECP-1)

On 27 March 2018, the Commission of Regulation for Utilities (CRU) published its decision on Enduring Connection Policy Stage 1 (ECP-1). ECP-1 is the new process for grid connections open to all generating and/or storage technologies. Please refer to the CRU website: Enduring Connection Policy Stage 1 (ECP-1) for further information on this including the CRU direction and rulesets.

The revised Generator Application Forms (NC5) PDF | 574 KB and (NC5A) PDF | 515 KB are available for download from the ESB Networks website for the ECP-1 2018 batch of applications which opens on Friday, April 27th 2018. Applications received using the previous application form will be returned as incomplete.

The closing date for applications will be close of business on Monday, May 28th 2018. Please note that all ECP applications received complete by close of business Monday April 30th will be considered to be received as of Friday April 28th. For details on how to apply to be considered as part of the ECP-1 2018 batch please see here.

 

Enduring Connection Policy Stage 1 - (ECP-1) Capacity Relocations

 

In line with the CRU Decision Paper – Enduring Connection Policy Stage 1 (ECP-1) CRU/18/058 existing contracted generation customers are eligible to submit a request to ESB Networks to relocate capacity to a site with planning permission, further information on how to apply for this may be found here


Guide to the Process after Acceptance of Offer

A document called Generator Developers Information Pack issued by ESB Networks as a guide to Developers of generation projects to give an understanding of the connection process for both Non-contestable and Contestable Generator projects. This document is intended as guidance only to help give an understanding of the process and is available for download here (PDF | 306 KB).

 

Generation for Export and Sale

If you wish to connect a generator that is used to supply or sell electricity which includes Wind Farm, Landfill Gas, Solar Power and Combined heat & Power (CHP) facilities, please see here. Such generators may be used to supply or sell electricity via the national grid.

Parallel Connected Generators

For information on Connecting a generator that operates in parallel with the electricity network please see here. This information is relevant to businesses that want to reduce their electricity import by having their own source of power, or for peak-lopping or peak-shaving schemes. Such generators cannot be used to supply or sell electricity via the national grid.

Standby Generators

Information about connecting a standby generator is available here Standby generators are used by businesses that require emergency generation. They cannot be used to export or sell electricity onto the electricity network. In addition, they cannot operate in parallel with the electricity network.

Interface Protection Guidelines

These slides (PDF | 171 KB) outlining guidelines for costs and applicability of Embedded Generation Interface Protection (EGIP) were presented at the CRU Gate 3 Liaison Group meeting as a clarification and update of the Conditions Governing document in June 2013.

Micrighiniúint

Úsáidtear an téarma ‘micrighiniúint’ nuair a shuiteálann duine príobháideach (úinéir tí, mar shampla) gineadóir beag ar a réadmhaoin chun leictreachas a ghiniúint dó/di féin. Féach anseo chun tuilleadh eolais a fháil ar mhionghineadóir a nascadh

Naisc atá déanta

Tá faisnéis staitistiúil le fáil faoi Ghineadóirí Nasctha agus ar Conradh maidir le gach gineadóir atá nasctha faoi láthair nó ar conradh lena nascadh leis an gcóras dáileacháin.

Monatóireacht Feidhmíochta
Tugtar cuntas i ndoiciméad dar teideal Próiseas Monatóireachta Feidhmíochta Feirmeacha Gaoithe ar an bpróiseas atá glactha ag Eirgrid agus ag an ESB chun monatóireacht a dhéanamh ar fheidhmíocht na Stáisiún Cumhachta Feirmeacha Gaoithe (WFPS) chomh fada is a bhaineann sé le catagóiriú rialúcháin arna shannadh tar éis chinneadh rialála SEM-062-11 maidir le Seoladh tosaíochta. Is féidir an doiciméad a íoslódáil anseo (PDF | 547 KB).

Nós imeachta chun gearáin a dhéanamh maidir le gineadóir

Tugaimid tús áite do chaighdeán ard seirbhíse a sholáthar go comhsheasmhach dár gcustaiméirí. Más rud é, áfach, nach bhfuil tú sásta linn maidir le hiarratas ar Nasc Gineadóra agus más mian leat gearán a dhéanamh, lean an nós imeachta atá leagtha amach in Naisc Ghineadóra – Nós Imeachta le haghaidh gearán (PDF | 40 KB) ionas gur féidir do ghearán a láimhseáil go tráthúil éifeachtach.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
It is your responsibility to ensure that a generator is installed by a registered electrical contractor to Safe Electric standards, and that it complies with all governing regulations.
Ceisteanna Coitianta maidir le mionghineadóir a nascadh

Ceisteanna Coitianta maidir le Mionghineadóirí

If you require any information that does not appear to be covered here or in the linked pages, please contact DSOGenerators@esb.ie