Installing Distributed Generation under 3.68kW

If you're looking to install small scale Distributed Generation (DG) equipment at your home or business which is rated under 3.68kW, we can help advise you on the steps you need to take. 
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How to install Distributed Generation

To install small scale Distributed Generation (DG) equipment rated under 3.68kW at your home or business, you will need to contact a certified installer to carry out the work. Your installer will check if your existing electricity supply is adequate for the additional load by completing an Adequacy of Supply (AoS) check. If the electricity supply is suitable, your installer can connect the equipment and notify us afterwards. If it's not suitable, you or your installer will need to apply to upgrade your electricity supply.

To make it easier for installers, we have created a Smart Connect portal where they can submit applications or notifications for single domestic installations. Smart Connect will automatically assess applications and either issue approval or refer the job to the relevant teams for further assessment. To check if your installation is eligible to be raised on Smart Connect, please visit our Smart Connect page.

Alternatively, if your installation does not meet our Smart Connect criteria or if you have multiple installations, your installer can download and complete the single or multiple installation form below and send it back to us at g98notifications@ukpowernetworks.co.uk.

The installation of generation equipment rated below 3.68kW is governed by the Engineering Recommendation (EREC) G98.  This document and our notification forms can be found in the notification forms section below.  

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The steps you need to follow

Step 1
Contact a certified installer to complete an Adequacy of Supply (AoS) check on your property.
Step 2
If your electricity supply is adequate for the DG installation, your installer can connect the equipment and notify us by completing the relevant notification form below or by using Smart Connect if eligible.
Step 3
If the electricity supply is not large enough, you or your installer will need to apply to upgrade your power supply .
Step 4
Once your electricity supply has been upgraded, your DG equipment can now be connected by your installer.

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