Connection standard

Ergon Energy and Energex are pleased to release the new Connection Standard for Micro Embedded Generating Units (0-<30 kVA) (PDF 367.2 kb). The revision of this standard has been a collaborative effort with the PV industry.

We encourage all PV industry members to read the Connection Standard to understand the rules, obligations and benefits.

Introduction of reactive power control requirements

While the current Connection Standard and its requirements came into place from 1 July 2014, the requirement for Reactive Power Control functionality was deferred to 30 September 2015.

From that date, all applications for exporting inverters rated higher than 2 kVA and proposed for premises connected to our main network (not SWER or isolated networks) must include a Reactive Power Control setting of at least 0.9 lagging.

New supporting documents

Below are the new Connection Standard supporting documents and a short explanation.

Customer information sheet

The customer information sheet tells customers:

  • How to apply to connect a micro EG unit, and associated obligations
  • About the Queensland Solar Bonus Scheme, non-export systems and reactive power control
  • About the difference between kVA and kW
  • When and why an electrical installation may need to be upgraded to support a micro EG unit.

We encourage all prospective micro EG unit owners to read this document and encourage PV sales consultants to either give customers a link to the document or a hard copy.

Download the Customer Information - Thinking about solar PV? (PDF 277.4 kb)

Application for network connection of a micro EG unit

We encourage you to apply online via our Electrical Partners Portal for network connection of a micro EG unit.

If you'd prefer to make a hard copy application, download the Application for Network Connection of a Micro EG Unit Form (PDF 662.9 kb).

Documents Published
Connection Standard for Micro Embedded Generating Units (PDF File, 367.2 KB) 26 Aug 2016
Customer Information - Thinking about solar PV? (PDF File, 277.4 KB) 1 Jul 2014
Application for Network Connection of a Micro EG Unit Form (PDF File, 662.9 KB) 21 Aug 2015

Have any queries?

For any queries about the new Connection Standard or micro EG unit technology-specific queries, please email ies.tech.enquiries@ergon.com.au.

For all other micro EG unit inquiries related to connections, assessments or applications, please contact our Solar Team on 1300 553 924.

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