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Solar, batteries & electric vehicles

Energy technology is changing. The Western Power grid connects many forms of energy sources to contribute to the network and to supply those connected. If you have solar panels or other forms of alternative energy, this page will assist in keeping your energy supply networked, secure and affordable.

How to connect your system to the Western Power grid

  • Select a company

    Select a company to supply and install your system.

  • Get a “Retailer Reference Number”

    Your electricity retailer will provide you with a “Retailer Reference Number” which will be unique to this application.

  • Submit an application

  • Western Power will assess the system's suitability

    We will review your application and get back to you within the timeframe specified below to let you know if the equipment you want may be connected to our network.

  • Connect your approved system

    Once we've approved your application we will notify you in writing. We will also notify your electricity retailer. Your electricity retailer may then request us to install/reprogram your meter.

    When your meter has been installed/reprogrammed, a green IMPORT/EXPORT sticker will be placed on your meter. You may then contact your installer to have your system connected.


Inverter energy system less than or equal to 30kVA

Non-inverter energy system less than or equal to 30kVA

Electric vehicles


Use this service if

You're installing an electricity generating system (such as solar panels) that will feed the Western Power grid through inverters

You're installing an electricity generating system (such as synchronous generators) that will feed the Western Power grid directly

You want to connect an electric vehicle to our network to send power to the grid or to control the charging of your vehicle's battery in response to changing grid conditions

You want to connect an embedded generation system between 30kVA to 150kVA

How much will it cost?

No application fee

No application fee

No enquiry fee

$250 enquiry fee

$5,000 application fee

How long will it take?

We will contact you within 10 business days

3 weeks

We will contact you within 10 business days

We will contact you within 2 business days


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