Technical conditions (TC) are the technical requirements of the Transmission system operator (TSO) and/or Distribution system operator (DSO) for connection of the facility to the power grids. The TC are an integral annex to the Grid connection agreement (GCA).

IKNET provides services for obtaining optimal TC for connection of the Customer’s facility to external power grids.

Experts of our company analyze the existing electricity grid in the area of the Customer’s facility to determine the optimal grid connection option.

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In order to obtain the Grid connection agreement and TC it is necessary to submit to the DSO/TSO an application for grid connection with following information: information about the customer, capacity of the facility, commissioning schedule, operation mode, etc.

Following documents are attached to the application:

  • Site layout plan and extract from the topographic and geodesic plan with scale of 1:2000 where the facility location is specified;
  • Copy of the document confirming the ownership or right of use of the facility, or in absence thereof, a copy of the document confirming the ownership or right of use of the land plot;
  • Copy of power of attorney authorizing the signatory person to enter into agreements;
  • Single-line diagram of the grid connection for power generation and for own consumption;
  •  Copy of taxpayer certificate (unified tax or VAT).

Structure of the Technical Specification

Depending on the type of connection of the facility to the power grids, there are two kinds of Technical Conditions:

STANDARD CONNECTION

Connection of the Customer’s facility for energy consumption with the following parameters:

  • capacity up to 50 kW;
  • distance between power supply point to grid connection point under 300 meters in a straight line.

Responsibilities of the Customer:Standart connection

  • Application for connection;
  • Payment of the connection fee.

Responsibilities of the DSO:

  • Preparation and issuing of technical conditions;
  • Design of grid connection (until the grid connection point of Customer’s facility);
  • Construction, installation and commissioning;
  • Installation of metering system (upon Customer’s request this might be done by an independent service provider).

Funding:
100% of Customer’s funds in the form of connection fee.

 

NON-STANDARD CONNECTION

Connection of the Customer’s facility that has one of the following parameters:

  • Capacity over 50 kW;
  • distance between power supply point to grid connection point over 300 meters in a straight line;
  • voltage level in the connection point is different from the power supply point.

In Addition - all connection of power generating facility of any capacity is considered non-standard connection.
According to current legislation, all electricity producers are classified into following types:

  • type A – grid connection under 110 kV and capacity up to 1 MW;
  • type B – grid connection under 110 kV and capacity over 1 MW and up to 20 MW;
  • type C – grid connection under 110 kV and capacity over 20 MW and up to 75 MW;
  • type D – grid connection at 110 kV and higher; or capacity over 75 MW.

The DSO is allowed to render the non-standard grid connection service “turn-key” or with the Customer’s design of linear part.

Responsibilities of the Customer (in case of connection to DSO grid):

  • Grid connection application;
  • Development and approval of design (linear part, in case the Customer takes it under his responsibility);
  • Construction from grid connection point to the facility;Non-standart connection
  • Payment of the connection fee.

Responsibilities of the DSO:

  • Preparation of Terms of reference for grid connection design and TC; provision of input data for the design of linear part of grid connection by the Customer; identification of the nearest connection point in the existing grids, or its alternative;
  • Development and approval of design (except the linear part of connection in case the Customer takes it under his responsibility);
  • Construction, installation, test, start-up and commissioning, until the Customer’s grid connection point.

Funding:
100% of Customer’s funds in the form of connection fee, minus the design cost.

Responsibilities of the Customer (in case of connection to TSO grid):

  • Grid connection application;
  • Preparation of Feasibility study (if required);
  • Development and approval of design (for the whole external grid connection of Customer’s facility);
  • Construction from grid connection point to the facility;
  • Payment of the connection fee.

Responsibilities of the TSO:

  • Identification of power supply point for the Customer’s facility;
  • Preparation of Terms of reference for grid connection design and TC;
  • Approval of project design prepared by the Customer;
  • Construction, installation, test, start-up and commissioning, until the Customer’s grid connection point.

Funding:
100% of Customer’s funds in the form of connection fee, minus the design cost.

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