Flexible Exports offering now available in Cities of Mitcham and Onkaparinga
New and upgrading customers in the Cities of Mitcham and Onkaparinga are eligible for our Flexible Exports option that will maximise export opportunities from their solar.
To help support more solar, SA Power Networks is continuing to expand its Flexible Exports for solar option. Since its introduction in July, this innovative option has seen overwhelming support, with over 85% of eligible customers opting in.
The offering is now available in all suburbs in the Cities of Mitcham and Onkaparinga. By mid-2024, Flexible Exports will become available across the State. Existing solar customers will remain on their current export arrangements until they upgrade or make significant changes to their installation.
Recap of what you need to know
- You can quickly check customer eligibility for Flexible Exports by using the Eligibility Checker. Within eligible suburbs, customers can choose between:
- a fixed export limit of 1.5kW/phase or
- a flexible export limit between 1.5kW to 10kW per phase.
- Make sure to comply with the SA Government Dynamic Export Requirements for all exporting installations.
- For Flexible Exports sites, you need to:
- Install an inverter and import/export monitoring device as per the inverter manufacturer's installation guides.
- Ensure all exporting solar inverters are under site-wide export control.
- Close out in SmartInstall.
- Successfully complete the registration and capability test while following the inverter manufacturer's guidelines. Failure to pass the capability test will result in the application being non-compliant, with customer exports limited to 1.5kW per phase until capability testing is completed.
- Check out Installer Information for Flexible Exports including FAQs.
- Watch an online training recording, including how to set up your manufacturers’ equipment for Flexible Exports, which includes eight major brands.
- Download the Flexible Exports Capability Test Checklist and keep it handy when you prepare and install your next Flexible Exports system.
Want to find out more?
- Check out Flexible Exports and DER compliance, and subscribe to our industry updates to stay informed about the expansion of Flexible Exports to new areas.
- Email New Energy Services firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 13 12 61 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
- Undertake free training courses to achieve up to 60 CPD points. Log into Clean Energy Council’s Learning Hub. Look out for Core CPD courses (enrolment key “SAPNtraining”):
- What you need to know about Flexible Exports – South Australia (Core CPD)
- Embedded Generation Compliance for SA (Core CPD)
- Unlocking solar potential: Expanding Flexible Exports to Cities of Mitcham and Onkaparinga (September 2023)
- Are you up to speed? Check your knowledge of the Dynamic and Flexible Exports Requirements that came into effect from July 2023 (September 2023)
- SA Government Dynamic Export Limit Requirements and SA Power Networks Flexible Exports expansion now live (July 2023)
- Attention: Update issued on SA's Dynamic Export Requirements (June 2023)
- Only 3 weeks to go: Get ready for SA's new Dynamic Export Requirements and Flexible Exports rollout (June 2023)
- Introducing consequences for Non-Compliant DER installations from 19 May 2023 (April 2023)
- Flexible Exports will be available to more residential customers from July (March 2023)