The technical requirements for Small Scale Embedded Generation (SSEG) are covered in the standards and guidelines of Table 1. The applicant shall comply with the latest versions of the standards and guidelines indicated, amongst other recognized standards.

No.

Applicable Standards / Guidelines

a

EThekwini Municipal Electricity Supply Bylaws.

b

SANS 10142.

c

SANS959.

d

South African Renewable Power Plant Grid Code.

e

NRS 097-2-1 Grid Interconnection Generation (utility interface).

f

NRS 097-2-3 Grid connection of Embedded Generation (Simplified utility connection criteria for low-voltage connected generators).

g

IEC 62116 Test procedure of islanding prevention measures for utility-interconnected photovoltaic inverters

h

IEC 62109-2 Safety of power converters for use in PV power systems – Part 1: General requirements.

i

IEC 62053-22 Electricity Metering equipment

j

IEC 60364 – 1 Low Voltage Electricity Installation

 

 
These standards cover aspects such as:
- voltage range;
- flicker;
- DC injection;
- frequency operating range;
- harmonics and waveform distortion;
- power factor;
- synchronization;
- safe disconnection from the network;
- over voltage and under voltage;
- sudden voltage dips and peaks;
- voltage change;
- over frequency and under frequency;
- anti-islanding;
- DC current injection;
- network faults;
- response to utility recovery;
- isolation;
- earthing;
- short-circuit protection;
- labelling.