G99 & G100: Grid Connection and Export Limitation

This 1-day course covers the connection of large scale embedded generators to the distribution network. It is suitable for contractors installing solar PV systems, wind turbines and batteries up to around 50MW. Where candidates are going on to complete G99 applications on behalf of a client, Narec DE can provide follow-on consultancy to assist with securing grid connections

  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Accreditation: Narec Distributed Energy
  • Cost: £395+VAT
  • Entry Requirements: Experience and knowledge of generation systems
  • Course Type: Classroom
  • Assessment: Tutor assessed

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to the UK electrical power distribution system
  • Role of the District Network Operators (DNOs)
  • Network issues caused by embedded generation
  • Applicability of G99
  • Technical requirements of G99
  • Technical requirements of G100
  • Energy storage and associated issues
  • Connection application process
  • Witness testing requirements

Please note, this is a one day introductory course and will not teach you how to undertake a full witness test yourself

Candidate Entry Requirements

Although no strict entry requirements exist, electrical background is recommended.

Booking

To book, dates can be found in the  renewable energy training booking section of this website.

If you require a course not in the booking calendar, or carried out at your own premises, please email training@narecde.co.uk or call (01670) 357638

L3 – Auditing of Gas Work

Cost: £595+VAT

Title Content type
Sector: Gas / Management
Qualification Title: LCL Level 3 Award in Auditing of Gas Work
LCL Qualification Code: AGW
RQF Qualification Code: 603/1922/7
Level and Credit Value: Level 3 – 2 credits
Guided Learning Hours: 13 GLH 18 TQT
Qualification Units:
  • Auditing Practices and Procedures
  • Technical and Safety Considerations
Qualification Certificate Expiry: None
Background: This qualification is designed for learners undertaking auditing of gas work and consists of 2 knowledge only units
Learners outcomes: The Learner will be able to:-

  • Plan for an audit,
  • Conduct an audit,
  • Know the requirements for maintaining audit records and information,
  • Know how to apply audit interview techniques,
  • Know the purpose and function of an audit report,
  • Know how to provide feedback on the findings of the audit,
  • Know the technical and safety considerations in planning and conducting audits of gas work,
  • Know the legislation and standards relevant conducting audits of gas work,
  • Know how to work safely when conducting audits
Pre-requisites: Learners must hold a current and valid certificate of gas safety competence for the range and type of gas appliances and installations to be audited
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Booking

To book, dates can be found in the  training booking section of this website.

If you require a course not in the booking calendar, or carried out at your own premises, please email training@narecde.co.uk or call (01670) 357638.

Logic L3 Installation and Maintenance of Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems

The purpose of this installer training is to give candidates an entry level qualification to build upon current heating or plumbing trade knowledge in order to extend their work scope to include the installation of Solar Thermal Domestic Hot Water Systems.

Accreditation: Logic Certification Limited
Cost: £650+Vat
Entry Requirements: See below. Unvented Hot Water (Formally G3) & WRAS 1999 Water Regs.
Course Type: Practical & classroom
Assessment: Practical & classroom
Duration: 4 Days

Title Content type
Sector: Renewables
Qualification Title: LCL Level 3 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems
LCL Qualification Code: IMSTHWS
RQF Qualification Code: 600/7439/5
Level and Credit Value: Level: 3 Credit Value: 4
Guided Learning Hours: 28 GLH 35 TQT
Qualification Units:
  • Know the requirements to install, commission and handover solar thermal hot water systems
  • Inspect, service and maintain ‘active’ solar thermal hot water systems
  • Install, commission and handover ‘active’ solar thermal hot water systems
  • Know the requirements to inspect, service and maintain ‘active’ solar thermal hot water systems
Qualification Certificate Expiry:
Background: This regulated qualification is for learners that wish to demonstrate their knowledge in the Installation and Maintenance of Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems
Learners outcomes:
  • Know the health and safety risks and safe systems of work associated with solar thermal hot water system installation work
  • Know the requirements of relevant regulations/standards relating to practical installation, testing and commissioning activities for solar thermal hot water system installation work
  • Know the types and layouts of solar thermal hot water system
  • Know the purpose of components used within solar thermal hot water system installations
  • Know the types and key operating principles of solar collectors
  • Know the requirements for the routine service and maintenance of ‘active’ solar thermal hot water systems
  • Know how to diagnose faults in ‘active’ solar thermal hot water system installations
  • Know how to rectify faults in’active’ solar thermal hot water systems
  • Know the information requirements to enable system component selection and sizing
  • Know the fundamental techniques used to select, size and position components for solar thermal hot water systems
  • Know how the performance of solar hot water systems is measured
  • Know the preparatory work required for solar thermal hot water system installation work
  • Know the requirements for connecting solar thermal hot water system collector circuits to combination boiler domestic hot water circuits
  • Know the requirements for installing solar collector arrays
  • Know the requirements for installing for solar thermal hot water system pipework
  • Know the requirements to test and commission solar thermal hot water system installations
  • Know the requirements to handover solar thermal hot water systems.
  • Plan and prepare for the installation of ‘active’ solar thermal hot water system
  • Install solar thermal hot water system components
  • Test and commission an ‘active’ solar thermal hot water system
  • Handover an ‘active’ solar thermal hot water system
  • Undertake the routine service and maintenance of an ‘active’ solar thermal hot water system
  • Undertake fault diagnosis work on ‘active’ solar thermal hot water system installations
  • Undertake fault rectification work on ‘active’ solar thermal hot water system installations
Pre-requisites: N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Plumbing or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence;

or,

N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Domestic Installation) or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence

or,

N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Industrial and Commercial Installation) or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence

or,

N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Oil-Fired Technical Services or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence;

or,

N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Gas Installation and Maintenance or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence.

In addition, if not included in the above current certification in relation to:

  • Water Regulations/Water Byelaws
  • Unvented Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems
  • Energy Efficiency for Domestic Heating
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Logic L3 Installation & Maintenance of Solar PV

The purpose of this Solar PV training is to expand upon existing electrical knowledge to include the installation of solar photovoltaics

Duration: 4 Days
Accreditation: Logic
Cost: £595+Vat (FULL COURSE) – £495+Vat (REFRESHER)
Entry Requirements: Electricians and Electrical Contractors with relevant experience
Course Type: Classroom / Practical
Assessment:Written and Practical Assessment

Sector: Renewables
Qualification Title: LCL Level 3 Award In the Installation and Maintenance of Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Systems
LCL Qualification Code: IMSSSPV
RQF Qualification Code: 600/5775/0
Level and Credit Value: Level: 3 Credits: 4
Guided Learning Hours: 35 GLH 35 TQT
Qualification Units:
  • Know the requirements to install, commission and handover small scale solar photovoltaic systems
  • Install, commission and handover small scale solar photovoltaic systems
  • Know the requirements to inspect, service and maintain small scale solar photovoltaic systems
  • Inspect, service and maintain small scale solar photovoltaic systems
Qualification Certificate Expiry: None
Background: This regulated qualification is for those wishing to achieve a nationally recognised qualification in the installation and maintenance of small scale grid tied Photovoltaic systems. This qualification is based upon the National Occupational Standards as published by industry and is recognised by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme registration bodies as an acceptable qualification to join the scheme.
Learners outcomes:
  • Know the health and safety risks and safe systems of work associated with solar photovoltaic system installation work
  • Know the requirements of the relevant regulations/ standards relating to practical installation, testing and commissioning activities for solar photovoltaic system installation work
  • Know the fundamental differences between a.c and d.c circuits within solar photovoltaic systems
  • Know the purpose of solar photovoltaic system components
  • Know the types, silicon characteristics and typical conversion efficiencies of solar photovoltaic modules
  • Know the fundamental design principles used to determine solar photovoltaic system module array size and position requirements.
  • Know the preparatory work required for solar photovoltaic system installation work
  • Know the layouts and the requirements for installing solar photovoltaic module arrays
  • Know solar photovoltaic system d.c and a.c circuit installation layouts within the scope of the relevant Engineering Recommendation for grid tied systems
  • Know solar photovoltaic system protection techniques and components
  • Know the requirements to test and commission solar photovoltaic systems
  • Know the requirements to handover solar photovoltaic systems
  • Know how to plan and prepare for the installation of a solar photovoltaic system
  • Know how to install solar photovoltaic system components
  • Know how to inspect and test a new solar photovoltaic system installation
  • Know how to commission a new solar photovoltaic system installation
  • Know how to handover a new solar photovoltaic system installation
  • Know the requirements for the routine inspection, service and maintenance of solar photovoltaic system installations
  • Know how to diagnose faults in solar photovoltaic system installations
  • Know how to rectify faults in solar photovoltaic systems
  • Know how to undertake the routine service and maintenance of a solar photovoltaic system installation
  • Know how to undertake fault diagnosis work on solar photovoltaic system installations
  • Know how to undertake fault rectification work on solar photovoltaic system installations
Pre-requisites: It is a requirement that any learner wishing to undertake this qualifcation should hold a Level 3 Electrotechnical NVQ qualification or similar
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G59/3 Connecting Large Scale Embedded Generators (On site delivery-G59/3 trainer booked)

This 1 day course covers the connection of large scale embedded generators to the distribution network. It is suitable for contractors installing solar PV systems and small wind turbines up to around 100kW.

 

    • Duration: 1 Day
    • Accreditation: Narec Distributed Energy
    • Cost: £299+VAT
    • Entry Requirements: Electriciains and Electrical Contractors with relevent experience
    • Course Type: Classroom

 

The course will cover the following topics:

    • Introduction to the UK electrical power distribution system
    • Role of the District Network Operators (DNOs)
    • Network issues caused by embedded generation
    • Scope of G83 Stage 1 and 2
    • Applicability of G59/3
    • Technical requirements of G59/3
    • Connection application process
    • Witness testing requirements

 

Candidate Entry Requirements

Although no strict entry requirements exist, electrical background is recommended.