Connection of small capacity power plant to the network is regulated by the rules of “Electricity distribution network” of Resolution N19 dated on June 28 of 2021 approved by the National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission of Georgia where the prima chapter XVI/1 is dedicated.
Connection to the distribution network is carried out in two stages:
First stage – includes submission of the documentation requested by the Article 69 prima article 3 of these rules and application from the person/entity who wants to be connected to the electricity distribution network to the system operator, agreement of the mentioned documentation by the system operator and sending the offer for connection foreseen by the article 69 prima article 6 of these rules to the person/entity who wants connection.
With the purpose to start survey, person/entity who wants the small capacity power plant to be connected to the electricity network shall address System Operator and the System Operator shall prepare and issue the offer for connection to the distribution network.
System Operator prepares advanced survey of connection to the distribution network within 15 working days upon receipt of the application. If by the mentioned survey is stated that expenditure to be carried out by System Operator for compliance of the request foreseen by the application exceeds by no less than two times more the cost of the connection point established by the commission (readiness of the network) and accordingly, connection instead of this cost is not admissible in economical viewpoint, System Operator shall send the grounded refusal on connection requested by the application to the person/entity who wants connection (applicant) and to the commission.
Connection to the electricity distribution network of small capacity power plant can be carried out with the following standard options of connection offer:
a) Organizing of the connection cell in system operator substation
b) Invasion into the electricity line of system operator
Standard option of the connection to the electricity distribution network is determined by mutual agreement of system operator and applicant (person/entity who wants connection) and in case of disagreement, system operator is obliged to issue an offer for connection to the distribution network in accordance with the article 69 prima article 6 of these rules.
For connection of the small capacity power plant to the distribution network, cost of the connection point (readiness of the network) is defined that is established in line with the connecting capacity and is counted as follows:
Where, – cost of connection point of power plant (readiness of the network)
- Installed capacity of power plants
– Cost of 1 МW connеcting capacity of power plant
a) For the plants with installed capacity up to 2 МW k= 60 000 gel (including VAT)
b) For the plants with installed capacity from 2 MW up to 15 MW k = 300 000 Gel (including VAT)
Application form for connection of small capacity power plants to the electricity distribution network is approved by the commission decision
Application shall include the following information:
Filled in the application also shall be attached by (is required):
a) Document confirming the payment of the cost for technical economical survey and first stage of connection to the electricity distribution network defined by the Annex N 5 of these rules for the connection of small capacity power plant.
b) Substantiation on technical necessity for connection on requested voltage stage
c) Hourly and monthly graphics of electricity forecast generation by small capacity power plant
It is desirable that the filled in the application is attached by:
b) Other documentation
Second stage – Please see on this link: https://www.energo-pro.ge/en/service/stage-ii/41
Cost for technical economical survey and first stage of connection to the electricity distribution network
Voltage level/stage KV
Cost for first stage of the connection and technical economical survey,
Annex: Application form on requesting the connection of small capacity power plant to the distribution network (except the micro capacity power plant)