Client: ComAp

Project Goals:

Complete approvals for a complex Energex embedded generation connection, consisting of;

  • Connection Application & RPEQ Compliance Assessment Report for 1MW PV array
  • Connection Application & RPEQ Compliance Assessment Report for Generators, 3960kVA in total
CTP Scope:
  • Protection design and study
  • Connection application submission incl RPEQ sign off
  • DNSP negotiations
  • System commissioning review and issue of RPEQ compliance assessment report
  • Completion of connection approval with Energex
  • Aug 19 – June 20
Project Challenges:
  • Ensuring the protection was coordinated between the solar and the diesel
  • Ensuring the system has sufficient redundancy – fail safe
  • Due to the generators paralleling with the grid, a stand-by generator application was submitted which imposed strict grid protection requirements
  • Working with new Energex requirements and standards for diesel generators
  • Working with multiple parties in the closing stages of a complex construction project
Project Results:
  • The installations met requirements to connect to the Energex Distribution Network in June 2020.