This guide is for people developing community energy projects who want to get a connection to the electricity network. It provides an introduction to the electricity network and an overview of the application process for different types of new energy generation relevant to community energy groups. If you are not quite sure where to start with getting your project connected and are slightly confused about the difference between EREC G83 and G59, this guide is for you.

Community energy projects are becoming more widespread, as communities are recognising the benefits of generating their own energy. Projects tend to take one of two approaches:

  • They enable lots of households and businesses to install microgeneration on their premises through bulk-buying schemes

  • They issue a share offer to the community for larger scale generation plant.

The latest 2016 edition includes added information on network innovation, local supply options and alternative connections.

Connecting_Community_Energy_a_Guide_to_Getting_a_Network_Connection__2016 edition

Published: August 2016