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Apply for solar and other generators

Getting connected

Before you install or upgrade any equipment such as solar panels or battery storage, 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. Download information relating to cluster rules for further details.

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

SmartApply

SmartApply – apply for any sized embedded generator and monitor its application status.

SmartInstall

SmartInstall

SmartInstall – a hub for Installers to notify us when an approved embedded generator has been installed.

Embedded generation user guides
Embedded generation user guides

Embedded generation user guides

Training guides on how to use SmartApply and SmartInstall.

Small embedded generation

Small embedded generation

Information on the connection process and compliance for inverters no greater than 30kVA.

Medium embedded generation

Medium embedded generation

Information on the connection process and compliance for inverters with a total capacity of 31kVA to 500kVA.

Large embedded generation

Large embedded generation

Information on the connection process and compliance for inverters greater than 500kVA and all rotating generators.


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.

Recently completed projects

View a list of recently completed projects by downloading our Register of Completed Projects Under 5MW and Register of Completed Projects Over 5MW.