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  • G59 and G83 Generator requirements are changing

    Generators will need to provide more information and meet new requirements if connecting, applying for a new connection, or modifying their connection after 27th April. From this date, G59 requirements will be replaced with G99 requirements.

  • G99 Key facts

    New ENA forms and information

    • You will need to complete new G99 standard application forms if applying after 27th April. Any G59 application forms received after 27th April will not be accepted by DNOs.
    • Even if you are planning to apply before 27th April, we recommend you complete the G99 standard forms to avoid completing two forms and any unnecessary delays to your application.
    • If you’ve already applied or accepted a quote, but haven’t yet connected, you will still need to complete the new standard G99 forms retrospectively for your connection.
    • Additional information must be provided, based on the ‘type’ of generator. Find out which ‘type’ your generator will be categorised as. (G98 and G99 Generator types)
    • Additional information must be provided using new standard forms, prior to commissioning/energisation. 
    • Failure to provide the additional information can affect your planned energisation date.

     

    New technical requirements

    • New technical requirements are determined by the ‘type’ of generator. Find out which ‘type’ your generator will be categorised as and the new requirements that apply. (G98 and G99 Technical requirements)
    • You will need to ensure that the generator you are installing, associated protection, or any other equipment you plan install with your generator, complies with the new requirements under G99.

    New commissioning and compliance requirements

    • New commissioning and compliance requirements are determined by the ‘type’ of generator. Find out which ‘type’ your generator will be categorised as and the new requirements that apply  (G98 and G99 Commissioning requirement)
    • DNOs will be required to undertake additional witness testing and compliance checks on your generator to ensure compliance.
    • Depending on your generator ‘type’, you will need to provide additional information prior to energisation. You may also need to complete new commissioning forms.

    Find out more using our Frequently Asked Questions booklet, read the Energy Networks Association briefing pack from events in 2018 (updated slides will be provided shortly), or contact us at G98G99@sse.com.

    G98 Key Facts

    Microgeneration (up to and including 16Amps per phase) will need to meet new requirements if connecting or applying after 27th April. From this date G83 requirements will be replaced with G98 requirements.

    • There are new technical requirements that you will need to ensure your generator complies with. Find out what the additional requirements are, on the Energy Networks Association website.
    • Microgeneration must now by fully type tested to ensure that the design meets G98 requirements.