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About embedded generators

Embedded generators (EmGs) are connected to your electricity supply and provide electricity for onsite use. They also have the capability to export electricity back to the grid.

JE provides the remainder of the electricity demand to the site, including a backup service when an EmG is not operational.

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Types of generator

Typical examples of EmGs that may qualify for our Buy Back Commercial tariff include:

  • Wind turbines
  • Photovoltaic (solar panels)
  • Combined heat and power systems (CHP)

Embedded generators must be:

  • Up to a facility size of 50kWp 3 Phase / 20kWp Single Phase
  • Approved by Jersey Electricity under Engineering Recommendations G83/2 or G59/3, depending on the rating of the generator
  • Connected in parallel to our network

Installations above 50kWp will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Typical kW peak refers to the maximum rating of the EmG.

For further advice contact our Customer Care team.

Tariff rates

The card below shows the current rates for the Buy Back Commercial tariff. These rates include GST and are subject to change.

Buy Back Commercial

Price per unit

Buy Rate 6.77p

Standard Commercial service charge

Single phase per day 17.12p
Three phase per day 37.41p

E7 & Comfort Heat service charge

Single phase per day 20.30p
Three phase per day 45.10p

Standard Max Demand service charge

Per day 99.32p

E7 Max Demand service charge

Per day 111.42p

All rates are inclusive of GST

Standby Charge

Commercial EmGs, specifically with solar PV, connected in parallel with Jersey Electricity's network after 1 May 2019 will incur a Standby Charge of £3.25 (£3.10) per kWp per month for installations up to 50kWp, irrespective of whether the premise with EmG is on the Buy Back Tariff.

We will determine the Standby Charge for Commercial installations greater than 50kWp on a case-by-case basis.

Find out more about the Standby Charge >

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