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Everything you need to know if you're an installer or electrical contractor applying to connect a renewable energy system in regional WA.

With over 38 unique energy systems to manage, network stability is vital to delivering safe and reliable power across all communities. That's why our engineers need to assess all Distributed Energy Renewable (DER) system connections before installation - to ensure they comply with our Technical Requirements.

Here's everything you need to know to apply to connect a renewable energy system to the network.

 

All new connections will be energy managed with Smart Connect Solar


As more renewables connect to the network, it becomes harder to maintain a stable power supply.  Smart Connect Solar means more rooftop solar can be connected without impacting network stability.

Most systems will need to be energy managed via a Secure Gateway Device connected to Horizon Power's DER Management system (DERMS).



 

What you need to know

Technical Requirements for Basic EG Systems - outlines compatible inverters, internet connection options and how to commission Horizon Power's SGD during install. Download or learn more.

Technical Requirements for Low Voltage EG systems - have been updated to facilitate the new DERMS requirements and SGD supplied by Horizon Power. Download or learn more.

Inverters - for Basic EG connections, only select inverter makes and models are initially compatible with the SGD (supplied by us). This list will continue to grow as more inverters become compatible. 

Training - to install Smart Connect Solar, you'll need to complete our new Solar Accreditation Australia (CPD113) micro-accreditation.

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Technical requirements, schedules & assessments

The Basic Micro EG Connection Technical Requirements or Low Voltage EG Connection Technical Requirements specify the minimum technical requirements for customers connecting renewable energy to our networks. You cannot proceed with any installation until you have received approval from Horizon Power in writing. 

 

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