A basic embedded generation connection applies when:
- You're feeding electricity back into our distribution network from a solar power system (or another embedded generation system, such as wind turbines)
- Your new or upgraded embedded generation system has a maximum capacity of up to 4.6 kVA, or up to 3.5 kVA if connected to a Single Wire Earth Return (SWER) powerline
- Your inverter meets technical requirements – ask your installer for more information
- Our meet all other requirements for a basic connection.
Please note that a battery system may have additional requirements that require pre-approval. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
It's important to do the following to arrange a basic embedded generation connection.
Choose an installer, who must be a registered electrical contractor, according to the law; solar installers must be accredited by the Clean Energy Council.
Check that your installer will issue and submit all necessary paperwork to your chosen electricity retailer, including the following:
Tell your electricity retailer about your embedded generation system, such as a solar power system; in turn, your retailer will send a service order to AusNet Services.
Once these steps are complete, we will prepare your meter to work with your new embedded generation system.
For more information about these types of connections, please click through to our section on Embedded Generation.