Category Archives: Technical Standards

National standards and specifications relevant to SSEG installations in municipalities.

Standard for Interconnection of Embedded Generation (Eskom)

This standard sets out the minimum technical and regulatory requirements for the connection of Embedded Generators (EG) to Eskom‘s EHV, HV and MV electrical networks. This standard therefore is inclusive of Eskom Distribution‘s protection requirement guide.

October, 2018
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National doc
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NRS097-2-1: 2017 Grid Interconnection of Embedded Generation – Utility Interface

NRS 097-2-1 aims to be technology-neutral and focuses on the interface between the embedded generator and the utility, although it is expected that the specification will mainly apply to photovoltaic grid connected systems interfaced through static power converter technology.

January, 2017
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National doc
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5mb
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NRS 049:2016 Advanced Metering Infrastructure Requirement for Smart Metering System

NRS 049 covers the entire smart metering system from the enterprise level down to the end device.

March, 2016
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National doc
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2.33mb
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Grid Connection Code for Renewable Power Plants Connected to the electricity transmission system or the distribution system in South Africa

The grid connection code is to specify minimum technical and design grid connection requirements for Renewable Power Plants (RPPs) connected to or seeking connection to the South African electricity transmission system (TS) or distribution system (DS).

July, 2014
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National doc
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513kb
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NRS 097-2-3:2014 Simplified Connection Criteria for LV Connected generators

NRS 097-2-3 provides criteria to be applied when applications for LV connected embedded generators are being assessed.  If generators fall within these criteria, they can be approved without doing grid impact studies.

January, 2014
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National doc
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388kb
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NRS 057:2005 South African National Standard Code of practice for electricity metering

This code of practice specifies the procedures and standards to be adhered to by electricity licensees and their agents in operating and servicing new and existing metering installations.

January, 2005
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National doc
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286kb
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