SA Power Networks Introduces New Flexible Exports Option

SA Power Networks Introduces New Flexible Exports Option

South Australia Leading the Way in Clean Energy

In a bid to address the growing demand for solar power and alleviate strain on the grid, SA Power Networks has introduced innovative new connection options for small embedded generation solar customers. This move comes as an alternative to reducing the export limit to zero, a measure that some other states have implemented.

As parts of the network in South Australia experience significant overloading during mild, sunny days in spring, SA Power Networks recognized the need for a proactive approach to manage solar generation. By offering new connection options, they aim to strike a balance between harnessing the benefits of solar energy and ensuring grid reliability.

SA Power Networks has introduced "Flexible Exports," which gives solar customers the ability to export surplus electricity to the grid without compromising grid stability. This progressive option allows for a more efficient utilization of solar power, especially during peak generation periods. By implementing flexible exports, SA Power Networks is taking a forward-thinking approach to accommodate the increasing number of solar installations.

Existing solar customers and new/upgrading customers connecting to parts of the network that are not overloaded will remain unaffected by these changes. This ensures that those who have already embraced solar power or are planning to do so can continue to enjoy the benefits without any disruptions.

To facilitate the transition to these new connection options, SA Power Networks has launched the Embedded Generation Portal, providing customers with a user-friendly platform to access information, submit applications, and stay updated on their approval status. The portal aims to streamline the process and enhance the overall customer experience.

SA Power Networks' initiative signifies their commitment to clean energy and sustainable growth. By introducing alternative connection options for small embedded generation solar customers, they are setting an example for other regions facing similar challenges. This forward-looking approach not only supports the growth of renewable energy but also ensures a reliable and efficient power supply for all.

As South Australia continues to lead the world in clean energy adoption, SA Power Networks' efforts to innovate and provide flexible connection options demonstrate their dedication to meeting the changing needs of solar customers. By embracing these new options, customers can make a positive impact on the environment while contributing to a more resilient and sustainable energy future.

If you need more information, or want to assess your solar options, please contact us via form here or call 1300-097-157

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