Battery Energy Storage Systems - BESS
The numbers of BESS connections are anticipated to increase in the coming years in-line with government targets on renewable generation and net zero. In preparation for this changes to the Standard Application Form (SAF) have been made to prompt the appropriate information exchange between BESS developers and DNOs. Copies of the relevant documents can be found below,
The storage modification which was approved by the authority under modification DCRP/MP/20/06 was published with a 12 month implementation date. Therefore this modification will come into effect 1st September 2021. Storage manufacturers with type tested units have been contacted to remind them to prepare for the changes. DNOs and stakeholders are now looking into the practical challenges and experiences of the connection of battery energy storage systems (BESS) to DNO networks, concentrating on the effects these facilities have network voltages.
Developments in the area of BESS connections will be updated on this page from time to time.