For the SSDG project to be feasible, a Grid Code has been established to permit the integration of photovoltaic, wind turbine, and mini-hydro technologies within the CEB grid.
The maximum permissible installed capacity of the above-mentioned technologies for the SSDG Feed-in Tariff Project has been set to 50 kW per customer.The maximum projected capacity (2 Megawatt) has been attained and the CEB will no longer accept any new application for further details from potential producers.
In 2010, the Central Electricity Board (CEB), in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities, opened up the access to the national electricity grid through the launching of the Small Scale Distributed Generation (SSDG) project.
The SSDG project, however, only caters for low voltage connected renewable energy systems, with capacities of less than 50 kW. This 50 kW technical limit was set following a consultancy exercise funded by the UNDP. For renewable energy projects with capacities of greater than 50 kW, they have to be connected to the medium voltage network (22kV) and, accordingly, they do not fall within the ambit of the SSDG Grid Code.
The maximum permissible installed capacity per customer for MSDG projects has been set to 2 MW. As for the total capacity of MSDGs that can be installed on a given 22 kV distribution feeder, they are detailed in the respective Grid Codes. Click here for more