Apply for solar and other generators as well as electric vehicle (EV) chargers
Before you install or upgrade any equipment such as solar panels, battery storage or EV chargers, we’ll need to assess the impact this equipment will have on our local network to ensure it does not negatively affect others.
Depending on the existing meter, you may need to pay for a digital meter to track your energy use, which you'll need to organise through your retailer.
Where customers apply for multiple systems, the application process applies to the same parcel of land, or adjacent parcels where the applicant(s) have a common director, are owned, are operated, or share an interest in the same entity. For more details, see Cluster Rule for Generators.
Due to the technical nature of the information we need, we recommend you have an electrician or electrical consultant complete the forms on your behalf.
Find the size of your generator and view the connection process below.
SmartApply – Solar retailers, and applicants, can apply to connect small, medium, or large embedded generators and electric vehicle (EV) chargers.
SmartInstall – Solar installers must commission and close out embedded generator and electric vehicle (EV) charger applications in line with compliance obligations.
Embedded generation user guides
Training guides on how to use SmartApply and SmartInstall.
Small embedded generation
Information on the connection process and compliance for inverters no greater than 30kVA.
Medium embedded generation
Information on the connection process and compliance for inverters with a total capacity of 31kVA to 500kVA.
Large embedded generation
Information on the connection process and compliance for inverters greater than 500kVA and all rotating generators.
Electric vehicle charger installations
We are committed to supporting the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) in South Australia by making it easier to install EV chargers across our network.
What licensing do I need to install embedded generation?
You may be required to hold a licence under the Electricity Act 1996. The Essential Services Commission (ESCOSA) is responsible for issuing, varying or transferring licences to participants in the electricity supply industry. Refer to ESCOSA for further information on how to apply for a licence.
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