Embedded plants: new scrutiny after blackout

Operators of embedded generation will come under more scrutiny as a result of the blackout on 9 August, according to the outcome of an investigation by the Energy Emergencies Executive Committee (E3C).

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Screen Shot 2020-02-20 at 08.15.51E3C wants to see detailed investigation into whether embedded generation complies with Distribution Code requirements, as well as further monitoring. It wants trade associations and the Distribution Code Review Group to review embedded generators’ understanding of, and compliance with, the Distribution Code; and assess whether the current governance, monitoring and enforcement processes are ft for purpose. The E3C will report to BEIS on this in March. It said this will be “a key focus in the Distribution Network Operators’ transition into their roles as Distribution System Operators”.

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