Power Grid Connection
Electricity is a necessity in everyday life and the main electrical grid is the backbone for power supply. While solar energy is efficient for powering your property without relying on the electricity network, many people choose to avail of the benefits that connecting to the power grid has to offer.
When considering a power grid connection for your property, it’s important that you research your power provider’s requirements and the equipment that will be used in the connection. Real Electrical Solutions are Level 2 Accredited Service Providers and can help you make the best decision for your electrical supply.
Why should I connect to the power grid?
When renewable energy is unavailable, electricity from the power grid can be used to your power your home at an economic tariff, eliminating the need for an electricity storage device.
As an added bonus, electricity providers allow solar metering, so property owners who have excess energy production will receive a reduction in their monthly energy bill for energy fed back into the electrical grid and will only need to pay the difference between the energy you consumed and the energy you produced.
How do I connect to the power grid?
Renewable energy systems can impact the performance of the power grid so you need to have authorisation from your electricity provider to connect to the electrical network.
This application is generally submitted on your behalf by your power installer to streamline the grid connection process and ensure the instructions provided by your electricity distributor are followed correctly.
Having your solar panel system connected to the power grid is a straightforward process. However, only Level 2 ASP electricians are authorised to inspect your system or install meters and switches.
Power grid connections in Newcastle, Maitland, Central Coast and the Hunter Valley
Real Electrical Solutions are Accredited Service Providers and have the approval of electricity providers to undertake power grid connections in Newcastle, Maitland, Central Coast and the Hunter Valley.