Last Updated: March 30, 2020
SMA Status Update
South Australian (SA) Government Smarter Homes Regulation
Dear Valued Customer,
Starting from September 28, 2020, new requirements are progressively coming into effect for PV systems installed in SA. For more information on these requirements, please see the link here.
VDRT Short Duration Ride Through
In SA, inverters are required to pass a voltage droop ride through (VDRT) test. Starting from April 1, 2021, inverters can only be installed in SA if they are listed on the Clean Energy Council's (CEC) VDRT compliant inverter list. SMA is currently completing the required test reports and relisting of these inverters on the CEC VDRT list should be completed within the next weeks.
CEC's Inverter List, valid from April 1, 2021
OTR's Inverter List, valid until March 31, 2021
Remote Disconnect Reconnect System
In SA, inverters are required to be capable of remote disconnect and reconnect. SMA inverters can achieve this functionality through an SMA solution, or by third party hardware/software which are listed on the Department for Energy and Mining "List of Relevant Agents" document.
SMA is offering an integrated technical solution at no extra cost to installers. To use the SMA solution for Remote Disconnect/Reconnect requirement, select "SA Power Networks - SMA" as the Relevant Agent in application forms. The SMA solution for remote disconnect/reconnect is only compliant if the instructions below are followed. These instructions include additional steps during commissioning, portal registration and electronic customer consent.
Commissioning Checklist - SMA inverters connected to Sunny Portal Classic
Commissioning Checklist - SMA systems with a Data Manager M powered by ennexOS
Video Walk Through
Inverter commissioning instructions for South Australia
Sunny Portal registration for remote disconnect (Free integrated SMA solution)
Webinar Dec 11, 2020