Guidelines for Grid Connection of Marine Energy Conversion Systems
This document represents good practice guidelines for the grid interfacing of a Marine Generation Installation (MGI) located in Great Britain and provides guidance and references to applicable documentation. Attention is drawn to the following documents:
- The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974)
- The Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations (2006) and any subsequent amendments
- The Distribution Code (2008)
- The Electricity Act (1989)
Within this document are a range of requirements given so that an appropriate electrical system design can be established while not causing adverse network conditions and unnecessary deterioration in existing network conditions.
In general, the connection voltage is determined by the installed capacity of the installation and the proximity of the local area network. Multiple connections may enable connections to relatively lower voltage networks. The developer is advised to contact and meet with the host network operator to discuss the marine generation scheme and the connection arrangement at the earliest opportunity.
This document provides general information and guidance on the matters specifically applicable to the network interfacing of marine generation schemes.
This document does not take precedence over existing codes, recommendations and standards.
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