Connection Agreement Ergon
Once your login request has been approved, you can continue to install the system. Energex Customers: A network connection application can be submitted online and should be approved very quickly if the system has a capacity of less than 5kW. However, it is much better to let your solar installation company do it for you. It must be approved within an hour if the installer does so and the system is below the 5kW capacity. Ergon Customers: For those in regional Queensland, there may also be a technical assessment, so it is important to apply over time, as this may delay the process. Systems with inverters that export up to 3.5 kVA or up to 2 kVA on a Single Wire Earth Return (SWER) network and most non-exporting inverters do not have to undergo a technical evaluation. In these cases, you can qualify for an accelerated connection contract instead of the 5 weeks required for a technical evaluation. There is a slightly different process depending on whether you are in South East Queensland (Energex distribution network) or in the Regional QLD (Ergon Energy Area). Find out your rights and who to call for help if something goes wrong with your solar energy. Within 5 days of installing the system, your solar installer must submit a completed EEA (Energex) or Form A (Ergon) form. At this point, technically, the installer should not turn on the system, nor should you.
If you do this with an analog meter (spinning disc), you may return your measuring device further than your last meter and your bill will probably be appreciated. If you have an older “anti-theft” digital measuring device, you may be charged for the energy you returned to the network. So you`re ready to save solar – but don`t forget the feed-in rate! The Queensland Competition Authority sets this sentence every year. If you live outside South East Queensland, you may be able to access the regional solar feed-in tariff. This is a flat rate available to legitimate Ergon Energy Retail customers and Origin Energy customers. To find out if you qualify, contact your electricity distributor: meter installation should be done within 10 business days for Energex customers, but in reality it can take up to a month or more. For Ergon customers, this can take up to 8 weeks. In the Energex area, subcontractors are used to replace your measuring device, all with varying degrees of excitement compared to the state of your current meter box. It is usually best to play it safely and update the meter box when recommended by your solar installation company.
Energex/Ergon then sends the completed EEA/Form A to the electricity distributor noted on the form. The dealer will apply for a meter installation, usually within a few days of receiving the form. Once all this is complete, you need to check with your installer that the system is in order to be activated. A network application must be set up before continuing your solar installation in Queensland. For domestic solar installations over 5kW, it can take up to 5 weeks.