There are numerous codes or sets of rules that are relevant for grid connection. Technical requirements have changed considerably for renewable and low carbon projects in recent years and continue to do so worldwide.
Xero Energy offers advice on selection of compliant technology (e.g. wind turbines), suitability of project designs, and assistance with the compliance proving process. We provide specialist services in managing the Grid Code compliance processes with National Grid and in closing out IONs to get projects to FON status. We have successfully provided these services to onshore and offshore projects.
When projects have a technical issue with compliance, we are skilled at finding the most cost effective solution to achieve compliance, whether this be through additional study work, discussion and negotiation with the utility or system operator, modification of existing plant or settings, or installation of new plant. We take account of the potential technical, commercial, and health and safety risks or impacts when devising and evaluating potential solution options.
Case study: Ray Wind Farm