Inverter system with capacity up to 10kVA per phase
Approximate time required to complete application: 10 minutes.
Use this form if you're installing an electricity generating system (such as solar panels) that will feed the Western Power network through inverters.
You need to submit a new application if you want to add to, change or relocate your inverters or batteries, or add another generation source.
As the electricity account holder, you are responsible for the connection of your system to the Western Power network. However, you may authorise your system supplier to apply for you, so please check with them to confirm what action you need to take.
We will contact you within 10 business days to let you know if your application is approved, not approved, needing more information, or sent for technical assessment. Allow an additional 30 business days for a technical assessment.
There is no fee for this application. However, your retailer may apply a charge e.g. for updating your meter.
Systems which meet certain criteria such as having energy storage; inverter capacity over 5kVA; generation other than PV panels or a non-standard connection point require assessment by an electrical designer or engineer. We will advise you if your application is sent for technical assessment and we may request additional information such as site or single line diagrams.
Check for a green IMPORT/EXPORT sticker on your meter. If not then please contact your electricity retailer to confirm that the meter is set up for import/export.
You need both the following before connecting your system:
A Notice of Completion must be submitted by the electrical contractor within 3 days of the system being connected.
Contact your installer or electrical contractor for information on maintaining, repairing or upgrading your system. The Clean Energy Council website also contains useful information.
If your application is not approved, we will provide information on alternative options. These options will help you decide whether to alter your proposed system or to modify your connection point before re-applying for approval.