SA Power Networks says new form for large embedded generation coming

SA Power Networks

SA Power Networks says from today (May 25) there will be a new online process for applying for 30-200kW large embedded generation.

SA Power Networks says the decision comes in response to the company listening to feedback.

“The process to apply for ‘a greater than 30kW but no greater than 200kW’ embedded generator connection is complex and time consuming for you, the applicant and SA Power Networks, so we are streamlining the application process,” SA Power Networks said in a statement.

Key to developing the new form has been engaging with stakeholders. A selection of solar installers were consulted so the company could understand how generators work and what the pain points are with the application process.

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The changes

A new online application form will be introduced. This will replace the existing pdf form and will be completed fully online. Supporting attachments and the applicant’s approval for the offer fee to be raised are also completed at the same time.

The new online form will then be submitted to the Connection Central Team via an automated email to with a copy sent to the applicant. The offer fee for the analysis will be sent out shortly after and once in receipt of payment, the company will commence engineering analysis on your application.

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What does this mean for you?

The new online form and early invoicing aims to significantly reduce time in processing your application. You won’t be seeing the preliminary information letter anymore, but as always our friendly project officers will be in contact along the way to update you with the progress of your application.


The go live date is set for 25 May 2020.