As part of our Electricity Distribution Code review 2019, we have reviewed the technical standards within the Electricity Distribution Code, such as the voltage standards.
Technical standards in the Electricity Distribution Code (2019 review)
Draft decision3 December 2019
Draft decision consultation close20 January 2020
Final decisionApril 2020
As part of our Electricity Distribution Code review 2019, we have reviewed the technical standards within the Electricity Distribution Code.
The technical standards of the code are reflective of an era when there was limited ways for customers to interact with the electricity network.
New energy technology such as solar generators and batteries are now making available choices for customers and how they could interact with the electricity network.
Our code review seeks the technical standards to remain fit for purpose in such an environment to cover areas such as:
- voltage standards - technical parameters that govern the way electricity is supplied
- harmonics - technical parameters that govern the distortion limits with the power supply
- negative sequence - technical parameter that govern the level of system imbalance
- power factor - a measure of the effective use of power.
We have released our final decision, which is modernising the technical standards of the Electricity Distribution Code.
We have released a draft decision proposing changes to the technical standards of the Electricity Distribution Code.
Submissions to the draft decision closed on 20 January 2020.
The code has many different areas to consider. Throughout 2020 we will continue to engage with many different stakeholders as we consider the matters outlined for review.
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