Flexible Exports now offered in additional areas with more compatible equipment
From 14 February 2022, new or upgrading solar customers in certain areas of Adelaide will be offered a choice of either a Flexible Exports connection option or a 1.5kW fixed export limit with no change for existing solar customers.
It has been a few months since SA Power Networks introduced a trial of our innovative “Flexible Exports” connection for new and upgrading small embedded generation customers. This is being offered as an alternative to a 1.5kW fixed limit for customers connecting in congested parts of our network. Flexible Exports allows compatible smart inverters to access a variable export limit between 1.5kW and 10kW per phase that automatically adjusts to the export capacity of the local network throughout the day.
Flexible Exports has been a popular choice for customers in these areas. We are continuing to prioritise the introduction of these new connection options in the most congested parts of our network and working with technology partners to support additional inverter equipment.
We are also continuing to work towards making Flexible Exports a standard service offering for new or upgrading solar customers from July 2022, coinciding with the proposed commencement of the SA Government’s new regulations that require all new exporting generation systems to be capable of remotely updating their export limits.
Flexible Exports available in more areas
From 14 February 2022, new or upgrading solar customers in some parts of the suburbs listed below will be offered a choice of either a Flexible Exports connection option, or a 1.5kW fixed export limit. There is no change for existing solar customers.
Flexible Exports is now available in some parts of the following suburbs:*
|Belair||Glengowrie||North Brighton||Seacombe Gardens|
|Bellevue Heights||Hallett Cove||North Haven||Sheidow Park|
|Blackwood||Happy Valley||Oaklands Park||Somerton Park|
|Coromandel East||Hove||Old Reynella||Trott Park|
|Coromandel Valley||Largs North||Osborne||Warradale|
|Craigburn Farm||Marion||Park Holme|
|Eden Hills||Mitchel Park||Reynella|
*Because congested areas are classified by their network connectivity, only certain properties within these suburbs will be eligible to take advantage of these changes.
Solar retailers and installers will be able to identify the residences to which these connections options apply using our SmartApply system, which can be found at Small Embedded Generation page on our website.
More Flexible Exports compatible equipment now available
From our initial feedback, we have heard that a potential barrier to choosing Flexible Exports has been the limited range of compatible inverter equipment. Technology providers are continuing to develop more Flexible Exports-compatible solutions, allowing you to offer a greater choice of inverters to customers interested in the option.
Inverters available now
|SMA||Sunny Boy AV-41 series||1||SwitchDin Droplet|
|Fronius (New)||Symo (SnapINverter) series||3||SwitchDin Droplet|
|Fronius (New)||Primo (SnapINverter) series||1||SwitchDin Droplet|
|GroWattt||MIN TL-X series||1||SwitchDin Droplet|
Inverters available soon
|SMA||Sunny Tripower AV-40||3||SwitchDin Droplet|
|ABB/ Fimer||UNO DM PLUS Q||1||SwitchDin Droplet|
|Fronius||Gen24+ Primo and Symo||1-3||Native*|
*Flexible connection integrated within inverter. No external device required.
Find the most up-to-date information on all the available and upcoming compatible equipment and associated installation and commissioning guides.
Where can I find more information on Flexible Exports?
More information, FAQs, videos and infographics on Flexible Exports are available on our website:
For assistance with the new Embedded Generation Portal, read our ‘How-to guides’ on SmartApply and SmartInstall.
- Call us on 13 12 61 during the office hours
- Email us any time email@example.com
- Flexible Exports Go-live Notice to Industry (September 2021) – Flexible Exports Trial go live 23 September 2021
- Flexible Exports Notice to Industry (April 2021) – Upcoming changes to small embedded generation connections
- Flexible Exports Trial Announcement (October 2020) – Trial aims to help support more solar