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Electricity: Renewable Energy

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 76568, tabled on 17 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that there is sufficient capacity in the National Grid to allow micro producers of electricity to feed their energy supplies into the Grid.

Answered on

25 November 2021

Electricity network capacity and accommodating new connections are both the responsibility of the licensed electricity network companies overseen by Ofgem, as the independent energy regulator. Generation up to 3.68kW per phase may connect to the network without prior approval. For larger microgeneration projects a connection application would need to be made to the relevant distribution network operator (DNO). The DNO assesses the impact on its network and issues a connection offer, including any necessary network capacity requirements.