Introduction to Generator Transmission Connections in GB

This course is designed to highlight the main considerations relating to the connection of generators to the transmission network in GB. It will include a discussion about process, frameworks, regulations, and applicable commercial aspects.

It will provide the attendees an overview of how the generation connection to transmission network works.


The cover will cover:

  • Role of key stakeholders, such as the electricity system operator (NGESO), transmission network owners (TOs), the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the regulator, the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem)
  • Overview of the National Electricity Transmission System (NETS)
  • Classification of transmission works
  • Bilateral Connection Agreement (BCA) application process
  • BCA and Construction Agreement Contracts overview
  • User commitments and network charging methodologies
  • Feasibility and Pre-Application for generator connections
  • Overview of Grid Code compliance requirements
  • Operational notification compliance process (ONCP) and the User Data File Structure (UDFS)

Course duration: 1 day (arranged as two half days)

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Useful for: all industry stakeholders, such as utilities, developers, engineers, students, regulators, academics.

What will I learn from this course? This course will provide an appreciation of the transmission network in GB and how it is designed, constructed, regulated, operated, and maintained. It will illustrate how generator connections are developed and will examine the interactions between the project developer and the network companies throughout the connection process.

Pre-requisites: Some understanding of the electricity industry and of electricity markets will be useful but not essential.