Overview

Distributed generation (DG) is also known as embedded or dispersed generation. DG is electricity generating plant that is connected to a distribution network rather than the transmission network. There are many types and sizes of DG, including Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants, wind farms, hydro-electric power, or one of the new smaller generation technologies.

Over recent years there has been a dramatic growth in the number of distributed generators seeking to connect to the distribution network. Accompanying this surge in volume of connections have been concerns that customers are encountering a number of difficulties in navigating their way through the connection process.

Ofgem had previously hosted three DG Forum events as an opportunity for DG customers and Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) to discuss issues associated with connecting to the network and steps taken to improve arrangements.

Click here for information on DG connections.