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Notification of technical requirements following the issue of Engineering Recommendation G83/2.

In November 2012 Ofgem issued a decision document relating to the modification proposal to the Distribution Code for the revision of Engineering Recommendation G83/1-1. Ofgem directed that on 1 December 2012 G83/1-1 be replaced by G83/2.

 

 

Notification of technical requirements following the issue of Engineering Recommendation G83/2.

In November 2012 Ofgem issued a decision document relating to the modification proposal to the Distribution Code for the revision of Engineering Recommendation G83/1-1. Ofgem directed that on 1 December 2012 G83/1-1 be replaced by G83/2.

G83/2 takes account of recommendations made by the Distribution Code Review Panel to address consistency issues with G59/2 and also to address the specific issues that are summarised in the document which can be download below. It is recognised that some of the technical changes, including changes to the protection requirements and type testing requirements, will take equipment manufacturers some time to adopt. For this reason, equipment installed up to 1st March may comply with the previous version of G83 (i.e. G83/1-1). After 1st March 2014 all new equipment and installations will have to comply with G83/2 instead.

In their decision document Ofgem stated that they expected Distribution Network Operator's to communicate the changes being introduced in G83/2 to all affected stakeholders and to use their reasonable endeavours to ensure that installers are not unnecessarily constrained in pursuing new work.

Further information about the changes can be found in the full letter here, but please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.