Grid Code

Chapter 2 – Connecting Small Scale Distributed Generators (SSDG) to the CEB Grid

1.0 Connection Process

  • 1. The duly filled SSDG Application Form, available at CEB Customer Service or downloaded from CEB website, along with all requested documents and Processing Fee (see Annex 3), shall be deposited at the nearest CEB Customer Service Office.
  • 2. CEB analyses the Application Form and peforms Tests on its grid.
  • 3. The applicant is issued a Letter of Intent for installing the SSDG as per the Terms and Conditions that will be laid down in a Connection Agreement, to be signed between the applicant and the CEB.
  • 4. Upon receipt of the Letter of Intent, applicant pays the Connection Fees (Annex 3) and submits his Implementation Schedule to the CEB within three weeks.

    Applicant shall also submit Proof of Firm Order placed with supplier/manufacturer and Technical Details of the SSDG equipment within three months of issue of the Letter of Intent otherwise his application shall be cancelled without ant prior notice from the CEB.
  • 5. Applicant signs a Connection Agreement upon submission of Proof of Order and Technical Details of the SSDG equipment to the CEB.
  • 6. The installation shall be completed within a period of six months from the date of Letter of Intent, otherwise the offer shall lapse automatically.
  • 7. Upon completion of installation, Applicant/Installer submits to the CEB a duly signed « Certificate of Installation » as per Annex 5.
  • 8. CEB then installs the Import/Export Meter, Production Meter, Safety Items etc. and prepares an Inspection Checklist for internal use.
  • 9. CEB shall test the installation for its compliance with the requirements of the Grid Code and commission same.
    Commercial operation of SSDG starts id Testing & Commissioning is successful.

2.0 Capacity Allocation

Capacity allocation in the feeders and transformers shall be done according to the following rules:

  1. Applications shall be processed strictly according to the submission date and time – “First in, First Out”.
  2. Applications shall be allocated to the relevant feeder and distribution transformer where the applicant is connected.
    During analysis stage, if the maximum allowed capacity is found to have been already attained for the feeder or transformer, the applications will not be entertained unless the applicant opts for a network review.
  3. Allocated capacity shall remain valid for a period of six months, following issue of Letter of
    Intent, where the applicant shall develop the project subject to Part (4) and (5) below.
  4. The applicant shall submit proof of firm order placed with supplier/ manufacturer within three
    months of issue of Letter of Intent. Failing to submit same shall entail the cancellation of the
    application and the capacity shall be freed for other applicants.
  5. Failing to complete the installation within the six months period, following issue of Letter of
    Intent, shall entail the automatic cancellation of the offer and the capacity shall be freed for
    other applicants.

All SSDGs of capacity less than 5kW shall have either single phase or three phase output.

All SSDGs of capacity 5kW and above shall have three phase output only.

Additionally, subject to the requirements of the prevailing scheme, the SSDG capacity shall also be
limited to the technically permissible SSDG connection capacity of the distribution transformer feeding
the customer. Should there be other SSDGs connected on the same distribution transformer; the total
capacity of all these shall be taken into consideration for the acceptance of an SSDG application.