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Small & Micro Generators
 Small Scale Embedded Generation: SMG
The Eskom framework for connecting small scale generators is in the process of being developed. The framework deals with three customer connection categories viz.:
1)    Customers that have a medium voltage (MV) supply connection voltage.
2)    Customers that have a low voltage (LV) supply connection voltage but have a dedicated Eskom owned MV/LV transformer
3)    Customers that have a low voltage (LV) supply connection voltage but are supplied as part of an Eskom owned, shared LV network i.e. there are many Eskom customers supplied from one Eskom owned MV/LV transformer
 
If connection is a category 3, Eskom will not be able to offer a connection solution and Customer will have to wait for the development of connection solutions to be completed.
 
Process to follow for Eskom evaluation of SSEG connection
·         Application to Eskom to evaluate connection scope of work (provided its not category 3). The application forms for MV  (LINK TO FORM ) and the link for dedicated transformer supplies (LINK TO FORM)
·         Eskom provide a connection and use of system agreement. This will deal the connection requirements.
·         Customer to obtain a license from NERSA or a letter of exemption from a license from NERSA
 
Information on the connection requirements:
NRS 097 -2 -1 (under the SABS website)
NRS 097 -2 -3 (under the SABS website)
SANS 10142 -1 (under the SABS website)
Commissioning Standard for Embedded Generators In Low Voltage Installations
Electricity Regulation Act (found in Department of Energy website)
 
Enquires:
For any queries contact the Grid Access Unit Department through the contact details in the application form.