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Electrical standards documents including specifications for electronic data communications facilities

Here you will find the electrical standards documents that apply to transmission-connected generators in England, Wales, and Scotland. Please use the table below to see which standards apply to your connection.

  RES SPT SHE Transmission EDL/EDT Control Telephony
Directly connected in England & Wales    
Directly connected in SPT’s area    
Directly connected in SHE Transmission’s area    
Embedded BM Participant      

RES = Relevant Electrical Standards
SPT = Scottish Power Transmission
SHE = Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission   
EDL = Electronic Dispatch Logging
EDT = Electronic Data Transfer

RES guidance document