Approval to connect embedded generation

Western Power is responsible for approving the connection of new embedded generation systems to the Western Power Network. A system can only be connected once all of the applicable connection eligibility criteria have been met.

When an embedded generation system, the most common of the embedded generation, converts solar energy into electricity.

When an embedded generation system is connected, it has the potential to increase the amount of power flowing into the network.

To ensure power quality, reliability of supply and prevent a network capacity overload, Western Power must be advised of, and approve the connection of all embedded generation systems.

In some areas, the connection of new embedded generation systems is subject to Western Power completing network upgrades or installing new infrastructure to ensure the network capacity is large enough to service community and business demand.

The approval process to connect your embedded generation system to the network depends on the size of your system and the capacity of the network in the suburb or region where it will be installed.

How to apply?

Please select the relevant size embedded generation system you plan to install to view the application process:

For more information

Contact our Customer Service Centre on 13 10 87 or email