Connecting a microgeneration system to a domestic or similar electrical installation (in parallel with the mains supply)

Project information

Index: 0376R1
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Energy and sustainable transport
Location UNITED KINGDOM SOUTH EAST Portsmouth Hampshire and Isle of Wight Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2007

Topic of the practice

Best practice guide concerning the connection of microgeneration systems freely available to installers and the public.

Good Practice Information

The Objective of the practice was to provide installers with an overview of microgeneration systems, information on legal and contractual matters and give guidance on electrical issues that arise when connecting microgenerators. Through consultation with relevant bodies a best practice guide for the installation of microgeneration systems was prepared. The best practice guide contained and introduction to microgeneration, information on the types of generation, on legal and related issues, on contracts with electricity suppliers, on electrical installation on isolation and labeling. The legal framework was provided by the Electrical Safety Council, which is an independent charity dedicated to reducing electrical accidents at home and at work through the promotion of safety and good practice. The ESC is supported by all sectors of the electrical industry as well as local and central government.

Evidence of success

Providing installers of microgeneration systems with free trusted advice such as contained in this best practice guide helped raise standards within the sector, ensures public safety and enhances the reputation of microgeneration installations.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Simon Powell

Marine South East

Annex completed on: 02-15-2012

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