Date effective: 1 January 2018
The terms used in these conditions have the same meaning as in the Electricity Networks Access Code 2004.
- The approved inverter system must not be connected after the expiry date recorded on the Approval.
- Approval is void should the application details be subsequently found to be invalid.
- All installations must:
- Have Western Power approved import/export metering
- Be installed as detailed in the approved application (including diagrams)
- Have switches/breakers installed to legislative and network operator requirements
- For new installations:
- New inverters must have active anti-islanding protection tested to and compliant with IEC 62116
- New inverters must have volt-watt power quality mode enabled with default settings as per AS/NZS 4777.2:2015
- New and existing inverters must balance across supply phases to Western Power’s requirement as outlined in the Network Integration Guidelines
- The setting for “sustained operation for voltage variations” must not exceed 258 V as per AS/NZS4777.2:2015 clause 7.5.2
- Inverter system design must be for a maximum voltage rise within the installation of less than 2% or 4.8 V as per AS/NZS 4777.1:2016
- Installations with a battery must comply with Western Power’s requirements set out in the Battery Inverter System Requirements document or the Network Integration Guidelines when it supersedes the battery document.
- All electrical installation, commissioning and maintenance work wherever required must be carried out by an electrical contractor licensed under the Electricity (Licensing) Regulations, 1991.
- Western Power may inspect the installation from time to time to ensure continued compliance with these requirements. In the event that we consider that the installation poses a threat to safety, to quality of supply or to the integrity of the distribution system we may disconnect the equipment.