GRID CONNECTION SERVICES
Submitting a grid connection application for a solar installation under 30 kVA in Australia can be completed quickly through the DNSP's (Distribution Network Service Provider) online connection portal. However completing an application for an inverter energy system over 30 kVA generally requires line diagrams, documentation and grid protection hardware to meet the requirements of AS4777.1 and the network connection guidelines. The process, timelines and regulations are different for each DNSP and can take weeks to move through the connection process.
If you have a prospect sale for an installation over 30 kVA we can help you with,
1. Designing the system way that best meets your clients needs and efficiently deals with the DNSP requirements.
2. Understanding cost, timelines and potential delays. Helping you to set your clients expectation and plan your installation.
3. Producing all documents required for the application and for your installers to construct from as well as managing all correspondence with the DNSP on your behalf.
4. Supply of grid protection hardware to meet the DNSP requirements.
5. RPEQ and NER Engineering Sign Off (required for Queensland and Western Australia)
We will advise you for individual projects on the best possible strategy to reduce costs and delays, guiding you through the process and allowing you to get back to running your business. Also, having our own in-house NER and RPEQ Engineers helps us to work efficiently as it means we generally don't rely on any sub-contracted engineering services.
To show how our services help during each stage in the delivery of your project, the general project delivery process is outlined below, hover the mouse over each stage to get an explanation of what happens at each point. The connection proces for each DNSP does vary, however this serves as a guide.
Get in touch today and we can help you put together the right approach to deliver your project.
CSA PROJECT DELIVERY PROCESS FOR GRID CONNECTED PV SYSTEMS
Feasibility studies are for evaluating how effective a given solution will be for your clients needs. This involves meter data analysis, system sizing
and looking at the effect of different technologies e.g PV, Battery storage etc.
Once some feasible solutions are found a preliminary Network Inquiry gives an indication of possible network constraints that might cause export limitation, power quality or required network upgrades that might be required for your solution
After a solution is chosen a Detailed Design can be completed. We will work with your installers to produce a detailed set of schematics which all parties can agree on and submit this for network approval.