Connection for an electricity producer (from 500 kW)

If you want to produce and sell electricity, you have to connect to the power network. You will have to connect production equipment of greater capacity (greater than 500 kW) to the Elektrilevi network. Connection as an electricity producer is also required in the event of the short-term parallel operation of a reserve generator.

Connection application with documentation

To receive a connection quotation, you have to submit a connection application and other relevant documentation. This can be done by e-mail or regular mail. We can send the connection offer to the owner of the property.

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Steps for connecting as an electricity producer

Submit a connection application

We can use the connection application to prepare a quote.

Signing a connection contract

We will sign a connection contract and begin the construction work required for the connection once the first instalment has been paid.

Commissioning the electricity production equipment

To commission your electricity production equipment, you must submit all coordinations and test reports.

Signing a network contract

You need a network contract to be able to use the network connection.

Purchase and sale of electricity

To buy and sell electricity, you will have to sign an electricity contract with an electricity seller.

Read more about the steps

How much does connection cost?

The connection fee is always based on actual costs, the exact amount of which and the connection time will be clarified in a connection quotation. It might become clear when preparing the connection offer that Elektrilevi has to increase the transmission capacity into Elering's network. The costs and processing fee specified in Elering's contract offer will be added to your contract offer.

How long does it take to be connected?

From 2 months to 3 years


Connecting to a power network as an electricity producer is a complicated process that may take from 2 months to 3 years. This depends on the capacity of the production network and the condition of the power grid.

Steps for connecting as an electricity producer

We can use the connection application to prepare a quote.

To receive a connection offer as an electricity producer you need to submit a connection application together with all the listed application documents. Send the application by e-mail to elektritootjad@elektrilevi.ee or by post.

We will send the connection offer within 30 to 150 days depending on the complexity of the connection process and the transmission capacity.

It might become clear when preparing the connection offer that Elektrilevi has to increase the transmission capacity into Elering's network. In such case, you have to pay Elering's processing fee (1600 euros + VAT) according to the transmission network price list to receive a contract offer. The costs specified in Elering's contract offer will be added to your contract offer.

Starting from 27.04.2019, Elektrilevi is not responsible for coordinating power plant connections with Elering. For production equipment with a capacity of 5 MW or higher, the customer must arrange the coordination with Elering by sending a respective application to the e-mail address of Elering's customer manager. The customer will be charged for the coordination according to Elering's price list.

The connection offer is based on the Grid Code, the network code on, the functioning of the electricity system, Elektrilevi OÜ terms and conditions for connections and Elering conditions for connecting to the Grid.

We will sign a connection contract and begin the construction work required for the connection once the first instalment has been paid.

You have 60 days to review the connection offer. If you accept the terms, then we will sign an electricity producer's connection contract with you and send a bill for the first instalment of the connection fee. We will start the construction work after the first instalment has been paid.

You can e-mail any questions regarding the contracts to elektritootjad@elektrilevi.ee.

To commission your electricity production equipment, you must submit all coordinations and test reports.

The following conditions must be met before the electricity production equipment can be fully commissioned:

By us:

  • We will build a power network connection and sign a contract with Elering AS if necessary.
  • We will coordinate the electrical design for the electricity and communications section of the power plant.
  • We will sign a fixed-term network contract with you to conduct acceptance testing of the power plant.
  • After we have confirmed that the results are successful, we will issue a Grid Code conformity certificate.
  • By you :

  • You have to submit the electrical design for the electricity production to us for coordination and build a power plant.
  • You also have to coordinate the communications design (production equipment with a capacity of 0.5 MW and higher) and the electricity production design (production equipment with a capacity of 5 MW and higher) with Elering AS. For electric power plants of 5 MW or higher, the connection coordination with Elering AS is subject to a charge that is based on Elering's price list. You will pay the coordination fee on the basis of an invoice directly to Elering.
  • Pay the last instalment of the connection fee.
  • You must conduct acceptance testing of the power plant and send the results to us.
  • You need a network contract to be able to use the network connection.

    After you have received the power plant conformity certificate, we will sign an open-ended network contract with you. Signing a network contract »

    To buy and sell electricity, you will have to sign an electricity contract with an electricity seller. You will find information on electricity sellers on our website.