Apr 2013
Electricity Distribution
Steyning Primary Registered Power Zone
Apr 2013
UK Power Networks
UKPN Innovation Team
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The Distributed Generation (DG) operator at Horton Quarry (a landfill gas generator) wished to increase its generation output to make use of an excess of landfill gas which could not be stored. However, during times of low demand, the operator already experienced nuisance trips due to voltage rise.

GenAVC has been developed by Senergy Econnect Ltd to manage voltage rise issues associated with the connection of distributed generation (DG) into 11kV networks.

Following a positive outcome from studies carried out using the GenAVC assessment tool (see 07/08 activity report), EDF Energy Networks installed GenAVC at Steyning Primary to demonstrate that GenAVC is an appropriate solution to:

  • Manage voltage rise issues

  • Avoid the occasional disconnections of the generator

  • Provide the least-cost connection for DG when additional generation capacity is sought.