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Tuesday 1st of December 2020 | Posted In: Generate, Generating energy

If you have a G59 relay, don’t leave it too late to upgrade

Do you have a G59 relay that was installed before February 2018? If the answer is yes, then it needs to be updated to the new rules by September 2022.

Why are we telling you to have it upgraded sooner rather than later? Well, those who act quickly may be able to have costs reimbursed through the Accelerated Loss-of-Mains Change Programme (ALoMCP). There is currently only one window left for you to take advantage of this offer as seen in the table below:


Opening Day

Closing day


Window 6



3 calendar months


What do I need to do?

Depending on the type of generation you have, you will either need to change, or disable the loss of mains settings you have, or it may be necessary to install a new relay.

How much will it cost?

Although this is site specific, the ALoMCP is a nationally funded project that is offering grants to help pay for the work. For most sites successful in acquiring funding, generators can have the work completed free of charge.

You will need to apply promptly to take advantage of the grants available as the funding is on a first come first served basis and could be withdrawn at any time, so you need to act quickly.

What if I do not have the work completed?

Generators not compliant may be subject to fines or even disconnection. Once the funding is used up, you will have to pay for the work yourself, so the sooner you apply the better in the longer term.

We can help you with these changes so that you are able to apply for the funding. Call us on 024 7669 6512 to find out how we can help you.