Power Quality Settings

Australia’s electricity network is rapidly changing and everyone has a part to play in helping to ensure that electricity supply continues to be safe and reliable for all.

Energy Networks Australia and our members are pleased to provide the following information for installers to ensure that customers who have invested in solar panels or forms of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) like residential batteries get the best outcomes and help keep the grid stable.

These power quality settings will be updated on a quarterly basis. You should ensure they are correct with your local network service provider at the time of connecting a new device.

For more information or to find out who your local electricity distributor visit the Australian Energy Regulator website.

View the full power quality tables

StateDNSPGrid connection rules with respect to Volt-Watt and Volt-varComments
VictoriaAusnet Services
Jemena
Citipower
Powercor
United Energy
V-W and V-var capability are mandatory for grid connection in VictoriaRefer to tables 2a, 2b and 2c for details of the required settings
QueenslandEnergex
Ergon Energy
V-W and V-var capability are mandatory for grid connection in QueenslandRefer to tables 3a, 3b and 3c for details of the required settings
South AustraliaSA Power NetworksV-W and V-var capability are mandatory for grid connection in SARefer to tables 4a, 4b and 4c for details of the required settings
New South WalesAusgrid
Endeavour Energy
Essential Energy
V-W and V-var capability are mandatory for grid connection on the Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential Energy networksRefer to tables 5a, 5b and 5c for details of the required settings

Refer to tables 6a, 6b and 6c for details of the required settings

Refer to tables 3a, 3b and 3c for details of the required settings
Western AustraliaHorizon Power
Western Power
V-W and V-var capability are mandatory for grid connection in Western AustraliaRefer to tables 7a, 7b and 7c for details of the required settings

Refer to tables 8a, 8b and 8c for details of the required settings
Australian Capital TerritoryEvoenergyV-W and V-var capability are mandatory for grid connection in the ACT.Refer to tables 9a, 9b and 9c for details of the required settings Final draft of guidelines is being reviewed by local regulatory bodies.
Northern TerritoryNT Power and WaterV-W and V-var capability are not required.Confirmed 8 Nov 2019 that they plan to review grid connection rules in the near future.
TasmaniaTasNetworksV-W and V-var capability is allowed, and will be mandatory from 1 Jan 2021.Refer to tables 3a, 3b and 3c for details of the required settings.