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What is my connection type?

Your connection will either be an individual connection or a shared connection.

Each connection has a ‘generation allocation’, or amount of solar, it can accommodate.

When you make an application to us to connect solar PVs our system will show whether the connection for the given address is individual, shared or unknown. The connection type is important to us for assessing the application. 

  • Individual connections have their own connection and generation allocation. 
  • Shared connections share a connection and generation allocation with others in the same development. 
  • Unknown means we must review to resolve which connection type it is.  

These diagrams illustrate common connection types.  

Individual connections

 

Individual underground connection diagram

Individual underground connection 

Individual connection with an overhead service cable

Individual connection with an overhead service cable 

Individual connection with an overhead service cable and customer poles

Shared connections

Units in developments such as strata schemes, shopping centres and residential parks connect through a switchboard to the grid.  

Sometimes in small older developments, units connect directly to the connection point.  However, all units still share the generation allocation. 

Shared underground connection diagram

Shared underground connection 

Shared connection with an overhead cable diagram

Shared connection with an overhead service cable