1. Check if building approval is required from ACTPLA
You may require development or building approval from the ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) before you can go ahead with installing solar. To check if your PV installation requires approval, visit www.actpla.act.gov.au
2. Complete a special connection request form
3. Meter change arranged
Installer/electrician submits a Request for Service Form to ActewAGL and books an appointment to install the meter. They can submit this form any time before installation once approval to connect has been given. Note that the meter change cannot be carried out until the system has been inspected by ACTPLA.
4. Installer informs ACTPLA of electrical work
Installer/electrician contacts the ACTPLA to inform them of the electrical work taking place by submitting Electrical Start of Work Notice.
5. System installed
Installer/electrician may begin to carry out installation of the PV system – but cannot complete the work until ACTPLA has inspected and approved the installation and ActewAGL has installed the meter.
6. Installer contacts ACTPLA to arrange inspection
Installer/electrician contacts ACTPLA to arrange inspection work. If the requirements of this inspection are met, ACTPLA will leave an approval sticker in the meter box. ACTPLA will notify ActewAGL of approval. ActewAGL can then make the final electrical connection to the grid.
7. Meter installed
ActewAGL will meet the installer/electrician on-site to install the appropriate metering arrangement. ActewAGL will notify your electricity retailer of the completion of all electrical work. Retailer will change your tariff accordingly.
8. Solar system completed
Installer/electrician completes PV installation and then commissions the PV installation. Certificate of Electrical Safety Form must be submitted within 14 days of completion of work.
- Customer signs STC Assignment Form only after installation is complete (system capable of producing electricity but does not need to be connected to meter)
Customer to read Clean Energy Council's Consumer Guide
- Use a Clean Energy Council-accredited installer
- Who is my distributor? http://www.switchwise.com.au/electricity/distributors/