Early on in the process, before a planning application is submitted, your District Network Operator (DNO) must be contacted to ensure the size of wind turbine you desire can be connected at your location on the network.
In most cases a grid connection upgrade will be required. For instance, if there is a three-phase supply already at your farm, a 100kW turbine may require a new, larger transformer. The contract for the connection upgrade is directly between the turbine owner and the DNO.
Ideally, if you require a three-phase connection, three-phase should be available on your own land (even if you only have a single phase meter at present). If this is not the case, then the three-phase supply will have to be brought across neighbouring land which will require wayleave agreements being signed by other landowners to allow cables to your site which could cause delays.
Universal Renewables will submit your grid connection application for you as part of the screening and feasibility process.
In addition to a suitable grid connection, suitable metering is required. Universal Renewables can undertake certain elements of the metering process; however for some elements a licensed metering supplier is required.
We carry out G59 relay testing on all turbine installations where this is required by the DNO.