Grid connections are often a significant part of the total cost of a renewable energy project. BJRE is able to carry out contestable grid connection works for 11 and 33 kilovolt (kV) connections to the grid, and have been involved in the construction of HV systems up to and including 132kV.

NERS Accreditation

Competition in Electricity Connections’ customers now have the option to seek competitive quotations for some of the works required to make a new connection to the electricity distribution system.

BJRE operate high voltage networks for a wide range of clients, including utility companies, marine testing facilities and wind turbine developers.

High levels of expertise have been acquired over numerous years of carrying out work in this very demanding sector culminating in accreditation with NERS & Lloyds Register. Our accreditation covers:

Cable Laying 11kV, 33kV
Civil Works
Jointing 11kV, 33kV
Substation Installation 11kV, 33kV
O/Head Line Wooden Pole 11kV – CM, 33kV – CM
Electrical Design of Distribution Networks Covering HV Cable Networks 11kV, HV Cable Networks 33kV, S/Station 11kV, S/Station 33kV

The National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS) which came into effect in 2003 requires all contractors carrying out these works to be specially accredited, and the low number of grid connections in Orkney since 2003 did not justify this extra accreditation.

Now, with the significant increase in demand, the company has invested in becoming accredited, and can once again offer more competitive contestable grid connection works. This will be particularly good news to private, commercial and community developers alike, who can now access an alternative means of grid connection.