Open Consultations

DCRP/19/07/PC - Open

TitleEREC P18 Issue 2

Target Audience

The guidance in Engineering Recommendation (EREC) P18 Issue 2 is intended primarily for those tasked with design of 132 kV circuits connected to licensed distribution networks operated by DNOs. These requirements might also be useful information for Distribution Network operational personnel. This consultation will be of interest to Distribution Network Operators, Distribution System Planners, Customers, Demand Side Response providers, Distribution Energy Resource providers, and all other Interested Distribution Code Stakeholders.

Date Published

11 June 2019

Deadline for Responses

17:00 on 02 July 2018

Summary

This Distribution Code public consultation is seeking the views from industry stakeholders on the proposed modification to Engineering Recommendation (EREC) P18. Additionally, the consultation seeks to understand stakeholders views on the future development requirements of EREC P18.

Guidance on the Complexity of 132kV circuits previously provided in ER P18 Issue 1 (1978), would, if approved, be superseded by the modified EREC P18 Issue 2 (2019). The limits and technical requirements in this EREC have been reviewed and have not materially changed during the revision.

The recommended revision of EREC P18 was a cosmetic revision to align with the latest ENA Engineering Document template and was aimed at providing clarification of definitions and the interpretation of certain requirements in the EREC.

EREC P18 is an Annex 2 qualifying standard to the GB Distribution Code[1] and governed by the Distribution Code Review Panel (DCRP). The DCRP establish and maintain governance arrangements for Qualifying Standards that have a material effect on Users of the Distribution System. Annex 2 Qualifying Standards, such as EREC P18, can be approved by the DCRP where unanimity is reached by the DCRP; however subject to the materiality of the changes agreed by Distribution Code Stakeholders, EREC P18 may be submitted to Ofgem for approval.

Further revision of EREC P18 is planned by the DCRP in line with the draft Terms of Reference attached with this consultation. Such changes are expected to be material in nature and are expected to be delivered through a DCRP Working Group.


[1] http://www.dcode.org.uk/the-gb-distribution-code/

Next Steps

Responses to this consultation should be sent to the Distribution Code Review Panel Secretary at dcode@energynetworks.org by 17:00 on 09 July 2019.

Consultation Pack (packs in Zip format)

DCRP/19/07/PC Consultation Pack

Contact

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the contents of the ENA Open Letter further, please contact Vincent Hay on 020 7706 5105 or email dcode@energynetworks.org

Consultation Responses

DCRP/19/06/PC - Open

Title

2019 DG Connection Guide Review

Target Audience

Anyone wishing to connect generation to distribution networks in Great Britain

Date Published

11 June 2019

Deadline for Responses

17:00 on 02 July 2018

Summary

The Distributed Generation Connection Guides are a suite of documents that aim to help anyone wishing to connect generation to distribution networks in Great Britain. The Guides are required by condition 25.4A of the Distribution Licence, and governance of the documents lies with the Distribution Code Review Panel (DCRP). DNOs are required to maintain the Guides and keep them up to date.

Energy Networks Association, on behalf of its members companies, has agreed to revise the publication and has engaged Ricardo Energy & Environment to commence this revision work.

Ricardo Energy & Environment has produced draft revised Guides, which have been reviewed by DNO representatives. The Guides are now being put to public consultation, so that all interested parties can provide feedback.

Next Steps

Responses to this consultation should be sent to the Distribution Code Review Panel Secretary at dcode@energynetworks.org by 17:00 on 02 July 2019.

Consultation Pack (packs in Zip format)

DCRP/19/06/PC Consultation Pack

Contact

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the contents of the ENA Open Letter further, please contact Vincent Hay on 020 7706 5105 or email dcode@energynetworks.org

Consultation Responses

Industry Public Consultations (that impact the Distribution Code)

If you would like details of any consultations prior to the above, please email dcode@energynetworks.org