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Embedded generation FAQs

No, if there is a power failure, a grid connected renewable energy system disconnects from the grid and energy from the inverter is not available.

Western Power does not maintain an approved inverter list. We refer you to the Clean Energy Council approved products list

You will need to speak with your electricity retailer about the Renewable Energy Buyback Scheme to find out how your rebate is affected.

No, contact the installer or engage a licensed electrical contractor.

While you do not need to apply for approval to increase your panel numbers, you need to speak to your electricity retailer.

Approval to connect an inverter system is valid for 90 days.

Contact your installer or electrical contractor. If they establish it is caused by fault of Western Power they can call 13 13 51 to log the fault.

Yes you can, however you need to reapply to us as the connection point has changed.

We are responsible for approving the network connection of new embedded generation systems.

The inverter must not be connected until you have approval from us.

If we have reconfigured or reprogrammed your meter for your Solar Photovoltaic (PV) system, then this is generally indicated by a green sticker on the meter.

If your letter is saying the meter has been reconfigured, yet there is not a green sticker, then it may be an oversight, but it is best to contact us on 13 10 87 and we will check our system to provide you with an update.


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