This application process outlines what you can expect throughout the process of engaging Redmud Green Energy. The below information pertains to Phase 2 of the application process, which covers the commencement stages of the application which will take place after the initial application has been finalised. This phase is the construction phase of the Solar Farm.

 

2.1 Engage a Retailer and Establish a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

The Electricity Retailer who you establish your PPA with will need to become your current retailer for the site, if you are currently with a different Electricity Retailer, your new Electricity Retailer can arrange this transfer process for you. 

A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) is an agreement for the sale of the electricity your site generates between you and your nominated Electricity Retailer. The Electricity Retailer provides the link between your Solar Farm and the National Electricity Market. The terms and conditions of this agreement are to be directly negotiated with your retailer. Yates Electrical Services can offer assistance with this if necessary.

 

2.2 Engage a Metering Provider

If you want to verify the data from your Revenue Electricity Meter (Electricity Retailer’s Meter), you have the option of installing a Revenue Check Meter. This can be done through a 3rd party - such as Metering Dynamics - and will give you access to the interval meter data at your discretion. Your 3rd party provider can also install your LGC meter if that is your preference, however, your retailer must install your Revenue Electricity Meter. Alternatively, your retailer can provide you a revenue and LGC meter for monitoring of all interval data on the site, however, you will be required to request this data from your retailer to verify.

Revenue Electricity Meter: This Electricity Meter is owned by your Electricity Retailer, and provides the import/export 30 minute interval data for your site. You can request to receive the interval data generated by your Revenue Electricity Meter from your Electricity Retailer at any time, charges may apply.

Revenue Check Meter: A Revenue Check Meter provides you with the same interval data as your Revenue Electricity Meter, however this meter is owned by the customer, and interval data is available to be accessed at any time. Consider the data this meter provides as a way of verifying interval data that your Electricity Retailer provides you. This meter is optional for your site.

LGC Meter: The purpose of this meter is to collect the gross solar generation data on your site which is then directly supplied to the REC Registry for conversion into LGCs (Large Generation Certificates). 1,000kW of solar generation is equal to one Large Generation Certificate.

 

2.3 Submit your Form A to your Retailer

The Form A is an order sent to your Electricity Retailer for the augmentation and metering upgrade works required for the connection of your Solar Farm, you will need to include your SEG approval number which SA Power Networks would have provided you after the completion of your Network Study. Once the retailer has assessed the Form A, they will then raise a Service Order to SA Power Networks in order to Scope the works required.

 

2.4 Organise your Meter Installation

Upon successfully completing the Scoping of the works required on your site, SA Power Networks will make your job ready for appointment, which will give you the opportunity to book the works to be undertaken on a set date agreed to by yourself and SA Power Networks.

Note: Ideally you should have your Solar Farm construction completed just prior to SA Power Networks attending your site to install your meter so that the site can be energised directly following SA Power Networks completing their works.

 

2.5 Commence Site Construction

The timing of your construction is critical, it is important that your system is installed with minimal delay between the completion of your Solar Farm and energisation of your site. The construction will involve the installation of your main switchboard, network protection unit, solar panels and framework and all associated AC and DC cabling. Your construction may also involve the installation of a new transformer which SA Power Networks will supply. The details and costs of these works will be outlined in your Connection Agreement which SA Power Networks will provide for you.

 

2.6 Register your site on the REC Registry

You will first need to register a general account with the Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) Registry at www.rec-registry.gov.au. You will then be required to apply as a Registered Person, and apply for a Power Station Application, once you have been approved as both a Registered Person and a Power Station, you will need to register your specific site with the registry. 

The REC Registry will require all data, including your National Meter Identifiers (NMI), Meter Numbers, Single Line Diagram and Technical Drawings of your site. Once all relevant documents have been provided to the REC Registry, they will then grant your application to be an approved Power Station which can create LGCs.

The REC Registry is the governing body which you will need to send your LGC Meter interval data to annually, they will then convert your generation data into Large Generation Certificates (LGCs), which you can then trade on the market directly, or through a third party broker. An LGC is the government rebate attached to your Solar Farm installation. 

 

2.7 Commissioning Checks

The Commissioning of the Solar Farm will be done by Yates Electrical Services to ensure that the plant is functioning as required prior to the arrival of SA Power Networks. An appointment with a Connect Officer from SA Power Networks will need to be arranged for the commissioning of the Network Protection Relay prior to energisation. Once the Network Protection Relay has been commissioned and signed off by SAPN, your small scale Solar Farm is ready for energisation.

 

 

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