To register for the Evoenergy DER Portal, you will need to provide us with:
Your first and last name
Contact email (for business and user)
Contact phone number
Business role (i.e. Manager, Administrative, Installer etc)
When to use the DER Portal
When installing new embedded generation or changing existing embedded generation, such as solar PV systems, solar installers will need to submit a Special Connection Request (SCR).
The SCR application form in the Evoenergy DER portal collects the mandatory information we need to supply to the Australia Energy Market Operator (AEMO).
As part of a Special Connection Request application, we ask for DER relevant data to be entered. Some examples are:
Panel, inverter and battery quantities manufacturer and model number
Modes of operation, such as if battery systems are islandable, or if solar is gross or net metered
Information about any removed or existing equipment
Export limits and other inverter settings
Non-inverter generator information.
You can also use the portal to:
Track your applications
Communicate directly with the Evoenergy team
Update your business details
Once your SCR is at commissioning stage, we will need the following additional information:
Serial numbers and nameplate photos of all new inverters
Date of installation
Remember, you must withdraw and amend the SCR application if any attribute of the proposed installation changes and await our approval before proceeding to install.
What is not available in the DER portal
Other connections to our network are managed on our Connections page.
Five yearly anti-islanding testing of inverters is managed by completing the Inverter anti-islanding test declaration and emailing it to email@example.com.
Paying application fees
When submitting your application form, two types of installations require you to pay a fee in the DER Portal:
Complex embedded generation application (residential) - a processing fee applies to these applications and is available in our Schedule of Charges. Complex residential applications are those with a battery, export limit, or additional capacity to an existing system.
All commercial embedded generation applications – application fees vary depending on system size and complexity.
When an application is made by a solar installer through the DER portal, Evoenergy will send the installer an invoice for the appropriate fee to be paid.
New PV systems (without a battery) that do not require an export limit (5kVA or less single phase or 15kVA or less three phase), and customers getting like for like replacements will not be charged a fee.
Approval of applications
If your embedded generation system is 30kVA or less, the system will be approved in line with our model standing offer. An approval letter will be issued in the Evoenergy DER portal and a copy should be provided to the customer. For larger systems, once your application has been approved, we will issue a Non-Standard Connection Agreement.
Why we collect DER information
Since December 2019, Evoenergy is required to provide information on every DER connected to our distribution network to AEMO to feed into their AEMO DER Register.
The AEMO DER Register provides a list of the locations and specifications of all the DERs connected to the electricity grid in the National Energy Market (NEM). It records all small grid-connected generating systems totalling up to 30 MW at a premises, including:
Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, whether on the building or the ground
Battery Energy Storage Systems
Small wind turbines
Small hydro-electric turbines
Other renewable energy generating systems
Diesel or petrol generators (grid-connected)
Electric vehicles configured with Vehicle-to-Home/Vehicle-to-Grid capability.
Our DER information assists AEMO to integrate all DER devices safely and effectively into the electricity grid and market. The coordination of these resources is vital in helping energy consumers to optimise their financial benefit and allow the electricity grid to efficiently manage the two-way power flow.
DER information also enables us to:
Forecast, plan and operate the grid more efficiently, ensuring the system and market can deliver energy at an efficient price for all customers
Be more prepared for major disruptions to the system with a greater understanding of how DER assets will behave during these events
Prepare the grid for major innovations with DER, such as virtual power plants, and enable customers to consider and participate in new markets with their DER, and
Make better informed decisions about network investment options in the future as demand changes and DER increases
Using the Evoenergy DER Portal allows us to provide all the information about DERs you install to AEMO. We will update the commissioning status with AEMO so you are not required to login to AEMO’s DER portal to update this directly.
More information about the DER portal
More information about the requirements for Embedded generation, including network connection options and requirements
More information about connections to the grid are available at Connections Overview.
For any other enquiries about the DER portal you can email us.