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Grid code

For connection of large or medium sized embedded generation (normally for capacity of 50MW or more) it will be necessary to satisfy NGET requirements contained within the grid code.


  • Connection of large demands and all generation has to comply with the distribution code.
  • Large generators (>50MW) also have to comply with the grid code.

Please view the grid code on the NGET website at


DG Connection Guide

There is a technical guide on the process of connection aimed specifically at generators. To access the guide please follow the link to the technical guide.







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Major incident

Engineers are working to restore power to properties after severe flooding in Lancashire and Rochdale.

We are doing everything we can to restore power and we'll update you regularly on our news section and TwitterFor emergencies, please call us on 0800 195 4141.