Connecting embedded generation

Notice to all customers installing generator systems:

  • We have previously communicated that the Ausgrid process to register DER would be changing by the end of March 2020 – this date has now been delayed further.
  • Further updates will be provided when new information becomes available.

When the new systems are ready, once your connection application for embedded generation has been approved by Ausgrid:

• as a condition of your customer connection contract, and in accordance with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) DER Register Information Guidelines, you will be required to provide details of any small generating unit at your premises.
• this applies to all sizes of generator systems (including batteries and changes to existing systems), from small to large.             
• the information needs to be provided within 20 business days of commissioning of all generation equipment.
• it is intended that your installer or licensed electrician will provide information to the AEMO DER Register on your behalf, so ensure that your installer or licensed electrician holds an account with AEMO. For further information see Ausgrid's Distributed Energy Resources page.

An embedded generator is any equipment on your premises that can supply electricity. Embedded generators cover:

  • renewable systems (solar panels, wind turbines, hydro-generation)
  • battery storage systems
  • combustion machines (diesel generator)
  • cogeneration and trigeneration.

You need to apply if you want to install embedded generation, even if you are installing a standby generator and don’t intend to export electricity back to the network.

Types of embedded generator

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