Connecting a Generator to operate in parallel with the Electricity Network
Generators that operate in parallel with the electricity distribution system, even for a brief period, are referred to as Paralleled Generation. These generators would typically be used by businesses to reduce their electricity import at certain times or used for peak-lopping or peak-shaving schemes. In general these generators cannot be used to export electricity onto the electrical distribution system.
Note: for connections made after September 2018 some Distribution Code conditions may change, arising from the need to be aligned with European Network Codes. For more information on this see our European Network Codes page.
With the exception of customers who have the status of Exporting Auto-producers, in general these generators cannot be used to export electricity onto the electricity network or to supply or sell electricity via the distribution network. If you wish to connect a generator that is intended to export energy onto the electricity network, go to Connect a Renewable Generator or go to Connect a Micro-Generator.