Remote communities often run off isolated power stations and domestic PV solar systems can have a significant impact on their stability. For this reason they are treated separately.

Unlike new rooftop PV connections in Darwin or Alice Springs, pre-approval is required for new connections in remote communities. Before you proceed with your installation, you need to submit an application to determine if capacity is available in your community.

Remote rooftop PV applications

In order to get approval to install rooftop PV, your installer may help you submit the following documents:

The Remote PV Inverter Network Connection Agreement, which outlines the terms of connection for your PV system and inverter to our network.

If Power and Water is the retailer in your community, you will also need to lodge a Power Purchase Agreement form for assessment.

You will also need to submit an Embedded Generation Notice. Please contact us for the latest version of this form for remote customers.

For more information on the technical requirements to connect a PV inverter system to the supply system, refer to the Technical Requirements for Grid Connection of Photovoltaic Systems via Inverters.


Applications may be submitted to:

Remote Development Team

In person: Ben Hammond Complex, Iliffe Street, Stuart Park NT 0800
Postal: GPO Box 37471 Winnellie NT 0821
Email: remotedevelopment@powerwater.com.au
Phone: 8924 5094
Fax: 8924 5121

Connecting solar PV systems in remote communities

The information below provides an indication of the amount of additional customer PV that can be connected in each remote community. This is subject to change and customers should contact our Remote Development team to confirm.

CommunityAllowable PV
(kW)
Acacia LarrakiaSame as Darwin
Ali CurungSame as Tennant Creek
Alpurrurulam (Lake Nash)0
AlyangulaContact us for details
Amanbidji10
AmoongunaSame as Alice Springs
AnguruguContact us for details
Apatula (Finke)17
Areyonga5
Arlparra/Ampilatwatja0
Atitjere/Harts Range11
BarungaSame as Darwin
BelyuenSame as Darwin
BeswickSame as Darwin
BinjariSame as Darwin
Booroloola37
Bulla25
Bulman/Weemol0
Canteen Creek20
Daly River (Nauiyu)0
Daly Waters20
Elliot23
Engawala (Alcoota)0
Epenarra0
Eva ValleySame as Darwin
Galiwinku7.8
Gapuwiyak0
Gunbalanya (Oenpelli)0
Gunyungara (Ski Beach)35
Haasts Bluff (Ikuntji)3
HermannsburgSame as Alice Springs
Imangara (Murray Downs)15
Imanpa16
JabiruContact us for details
JilkmingganSame as Darwin
Kalkarindji/Daguragu32
Kaltukatjara (Docker River)25
Kintore14
CommunityAllowable PV
(kW)
Kybrook FarmSame as Darwin
Lajamanu30
Laramba0
Maningrida0
Milikapiti0
Milingimbi0
Milyakburra20
Miniyerri43
Minjilang13
Mt Liebig20
Mungkarta (McLaren Creek)Same as Darwin
Ngukurr /Rittarangu0
NhulunbuyContact us for details
Numbulwar38
Nyirripi8
Palumpa0
Papunya0
Peppimenarti25
Pigeon Hole0
Pirlangimpi33
Ramingining15
Robinson River40
Santa TeresaSame as Alice Springs
Tara20
Ti Tree/Nturiya/Pmara Jutunta20
Timber Creek0
Titjikala (Maryvale)0
Umbakumba35
Wadeye69
Wallace RockholeSame as Alice Springs
Warruwi30
Willowra15
Wilora (Stirling)5
Wurrumiyanga (Nguiu)0
Yarralin30
YirrkalaSame as Darwin
Yuendumu/Yuelamu35