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Distributed Generation

DISTRIBUTED GENERATION

Distributed generation is generation located at a home or business which is connected to the local distribution network. These systems are capable of generating electricity which can either be used at the home or business, or exported into the Buller Electricity network and used by other homes and businesses.

CONNECTING DISTRIBUTED GENERATION TO OUR NETWORK

If you are interested in installing distributed generation and connecting it to our network you will need to carefully follow the appropriate connection process detailed in the following document:
Click here to download Buller Electricity’s Distributed Generation Policy (PDF)
Two connection processes exist: the first is for small-scale systems of 10kW capacity or less, while the second is for large-scale systems of greater than 10kW capacity.

STATUTORY, REGULATORY, TECHNICAL AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

Distributed generation must comply with relevant statutory, regulatory, technical and safety requirements. If you connect distributed generation to our network systems must be in place to ensure the safe interaction between your distributed generator and our network.
We recommend that you familiarise yourself with the following information:

  • Buller Electricity ‘Network Connection Standard’ (PDF)
  • AS4777 which provides standards for connecting inverter-based distributed generation systems to distribution networks (available from standards.com.au)
  • Electrical Code of Practice AS/NZS 3000 – Electrical Installations (available from shop.standards.co.nz)
  • Connection of distributed generation is regulated by the Electricity Industry Participation Code 2010, Part 6 – Connection of distributed generation

For further information on distributed generation, please contact 03 788 8171 or email info@bullernetwork.co.nz