If you are considering switching to solar, be aware that Energex (or your equivalent energy distribution network) has it’s own processes, requirements and fees regarding solar power. These are set by Energex and there is nothing your utility provider or your solar installer can do about them – so it is important to be informed before switching to solar to avoid any nasty surprises.
Please see below 10 Facts About “Power of Choice” from Energex
If you would like more information related to PoC changes please contact Energex on firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Energex Work Request (EWR): As we will explain to you when we install your system, as a solar installer Sun Gods Solar must lodge an EWR so Energex can organise to send someone to your property and program your meter, or install a new one. You will not benefit from your solar until your meter has been programmed or a new one installed. You will receive a notification from your utility company when it has been lodged and when the changeover will take place which can take up to 20 days of your installer lodging the form, and the request being approved.
If your meter has not been changed over or re-programmed within 30 days, please notify Sun Gods Solar via email. You will be required to follow up your retailer to make sure that they have sent a Business to Business form to Energex, if this is not done your meter will not be programmed to receive your solar credits.
2. Meter Installation/Programming Charge: With the new introduction of Power Of Choice we do not know anymore what you will be charged as of 1st December 2017. If you have any questions about these charges, please call the Energex Solar Hotline on 13 12 53