Who are we?

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) created, and jointly chair, the DGCG. The Group is concerned with a wide range of issues related to the connection and operation of distributed electricity generation in Great Britain. Unlike the largest power stations, which are connected to high voltage electricity transmission systems, distributed generation is connected to regional distribution networks – at lower voltages. Distributed generators are mostly – though not exclusively – those generating power from environmentally friendly renewable energy sources or from combined heat and power (CHP) plants. It is anticipated that they will significantly increase in number in the coming years. This website will help to keep you informed of current technical, regulatory and commercial developments relevant to distributed generation. If this is your first visit to the website, you might find it helpful to start by clicking on ‘Coord. Group’ and looking at the ‘Introduction’ and ‘Background’ sub-sections.