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Connecting a turbine to the grid
by Barbara Welford at 2007-09-28 23:08:59 (Forum::Public::Wind)
We have permission from the National Park to install a 10kva Bergey turbine.
However, NEDL say that they will not allow us to connect it at our house incase it generates too much electricity and puts the voltage up.
The Bergey is fitted with a GridTek inverter which automatically shuts down within 2 seconds if the voltage rises beyond 110% of nominal. In addition there is a secondary protective relay package which conforms with the British G83 standard and its settings meet UK utility standards. NEDL say that they will not accept that these devices work.

They have said that we can connect at the substation. This would be a possibility but would involve us in more expense. Also we would not be able to use any of the electricity but would be obliged to export it all, probably at a lower cost.

It seems that NEDL are within their rights to refuse to connect our turbine. We would not have trouble with a smaller turbine. They have the monopoly so it is not possible to go elsewhere.

This seems contradictory when the government is encouraging people to consider installing alternatives so that we can meet our targets on carbon emissions.

We cannot see a solution to this and will be writing to our MP next.
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Barbara Welford

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