On 1 December, Jemena moved to an end-to-end digital platform for all solar and renewables installations and alteration applications.

This represents its early response to an industry-wide move to create a centralised database of information relating to solar and renewable energy installations which is due to be implemented in early 2020.

This industry-wide initiative, known as the DER Register, will allow networks to make better informed decisions about network investment options and to forecast, plan and operate the electricity grid more efficiently.

Jemena has taken this opportunity to digitise solar and renewables to align with its other construction application processes, with an aim to facilitate a seamless interface for its customers.

Jemena’s installers and registered electrical contractors (RECs) are impacted the most by the move to digital, and Jemena is working hard to support them through this change. Dedicated websites for both installers and customers have been created, containing all the information required to facilitate a smooth and efficient transition to Digital Embedded Generation.

Jemena installers and RECs will benefit from:

  • No more paper forms
  • Mobile enabled application
  • Automatic data validation within the application
  • One point of entry for all application types
  • Instantaneous auto-generation of an Embedded Generation application number (EGid)
  • Single point of reference – the EGid will be used by installers, customers and energy retailers to track and reference the job

Siobhan Day is the Assistant Editor of Utility magazine and Pump Industry magazine, and has been part of the team since early 2019. With a background in management in the non-profit sector, Siobhan has extensive experience in communications, professional writing and client management. She holds a Bachelor of Business and Communications and is currently completing a postgraduate degree.

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