Generating your own electricity may interest you for a number of reasons. Maybe you want to lower your carbon foot print, live in a remote area and need ‘off-the-grid’ supply, or want to reduce your power bill.
Whatever your reason, if you intend to connect your generation equipment to the electricity network in order to sell power back to your electricity retailer, you’ll need to apply for a Distributed Generation connection.
Your retailer will require you to install a two-way meter, to measure how much power you use from the grid, and how much you return. You’ll need a qualified electrician to complete the installation and sign off on the ‘Code of Compliance’ to complete the process.
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Simple Electricity Connections
If you need to connect to our network, and the network is already running past your property, your connection type is most likely to be ‘simple’. This is where we can connect your supply by running a service line from the network at your boundary in order to deliver supply. Generally, you will need to allow a lead time of up to four weeks for a simple connection.
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Complex Electricity Connections
If we need to extend the network or change the level of supply in your area in order to complete your connection, then it will most likely be deemed as ‘complex’. This usually relates to rural or industrial connections, due to either the property’s location requiring us to extend the network in order to connect your service, or your power requirements exceeding our existing supply levels.
Complex connections will need to go through a detailed design process, and therefore have a longer lead-time, so it pays to request a connection well in advance of your required livening date. You should allow four to eight weeks to complete the initial quote (depending on the complexity of the project), and then another four to six weeks for construction.
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