Small scale, renewable energy micro generation systems, such as home solar power systems, are connected to the network via an inverter.
The inverters that connect micro generation systems to our network must comply with Australian Standard AS4777 - Grid connection of energy systems via inverters.
In order to connect a small scale, renewable energy micro generator, you must:
- be an existing retail electricity customer
- have an existing installation, such as a home which is already connected to our network
If neither is the case, you must first arrange for a retail contract by choosing a retailer of your choice and applying for a Connection of load.
The terms and conditions for these connections are set out in our Model Standing Offer for a micro embedded generator basic connection service.
All applications resulting in the connection of an upgraded or new generation will result in a basic offer fee being charged via your Retailer upon connection.
Find an installer
Endeavour Energy is not permitted to make recommendations on who should install your solar power system. You can search for approved solar installers on the Clean Energy Council’s website or call the Council on (03) 9929 4100.
Register of completed embedded generation projects
From 1 December 2019, the details of your generator need to be entered into the Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Register. Once your application has been approved by Endeavour Energy, your installer will be able to log onto the Register using the reference number quoted on your Permission to Connect letter from us.
Your installer has 20 business days after the connection of your generator to enter the relevant information. They should provide you a copy of the confirmation from the Register as proof that the information has been submitted.
More information regarding the Distributed Energy Resource Register can be found in AEMO’s fact sheet Information for Installers in NSW.
For more information on other generator connections, please go to the connecting a small and medium size generator section. Additional information is also contained in our Connection of a power generator system brochure.
If you have any questions regarding micro embedded generator connection services, please complete an enquiry form or speak to one of our Customer Service Representatives on 133 718.