Toolbox Entry: Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme inspections

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Last edited on 27/11/2022 by Hector Alfaro
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Clean Energy Regulator of Australia
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Enabling Distributed Technologies
  • Distributed generation (solar)
  • Distributed generation (small hydro)
  • Distributed generation (others)

Connection Agreement Solutions
  • Compliance mechanisms

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Connection agreement solutions
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AEMO has been collaborating with the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) and the Clean Energy Council (CEC) to incorporate inverter settings checks into the CER’s existing inspection program as part of its Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme. It was identified that as much as 40% of grid-connected inverters installed with rooftop solar PV systems since 2016 may not comply with some of the mandatory settings prescribed in AS/NZS 4777.2:2015 and the relevant Distribution Network Service Provider (DNSP) connection agreements. This is causing issues for grid reliability and security that without rectification will limit consumers’ choice to invest in DER. The information collected through the inverter settings checks in the CER inspection program will provide insights to better understand reasons for non-compliance to AS/NZS4777.2 and assist in improving processes to minimise this.