Optimised Grid Connection of Generation

OES can offer a number of services in support of power system infrastructure and grid connection aspects associated with Generation projects which include managing the whole grid connection process from initial application, HV electrical design including protection, control systems contracts negotiations up to the final commissioning and energisation programme.

Our Grid Connection services include:

Feasibility Study:

  • Assessment of grid connection location, reliability of proposed connection and connection options for optimised grid connection to the Distribution Network Operator (DNO) network.
  • Assessment of optimum electricity generation which includes Initial site assessment, technical review of capacity, size, operating modes, grid connection arrangements and facility modification requirements.
  • Initial study involves site visit backed up by a desktop study where necessary information is gathered to produce an initial assessment of the site and to produce project feasibility report.
  • The feasibility study will allow customers to quickly decide whether to proceed, or whether to change their plans.

Formal Grid Connection Application

  • Preparation and submission of the grid connection application and supporting documentation in accordance with ENA requirements.
  • The supporting documentation includes site location and layout plan, single line diagram, technical details about the equipment to be installed with fault level contributions and a letter of authority which is supplied by the developer.
  • OES works closely with DNO’s to achieve the most economic grid connection.

Grid Connection Negotiations

  • Assessment of connection cost and other charges associated with the connection of the distributed generation schemes to the public electricity network.
  • Assessment of the DNO grid connection offer and final review of the proposed contestable and non-contestable works.
  • Contract negotiations with regards to contestable and non-contestable works.

We have developed our Optimisation process for the Grid Connection of electrical generation such that it provides “An optimal, timely, technically acceptable, future proof grid connection at minimal cost”, with certainty.

This is our core business; talk to us and discover what we can do for your grid connection projects.