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Grid Connection

Efficient grid connection agreements and compliance using Enhars grid connection experts.

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Connect to the Grid

Grid connection is the most significant challenge facing large-scale solar energy projects. Over the years, Enhar’s team has developed strong relationships with TNSPs, DNSPs and AEMO to ensure that we secure approvals to connect in a timely and efficient manner.

Enhar has project managed the grid connection of 100s of MW of solar farm projects in various TNSPs around Australia and have the experience, contacts and credibility to coordinate the stakeholders through this complex process.

Our understanding of the Australian energy grid enables us to quickly assess the available capacity at a project site to ensure that the project is viable before undertaking significant investments. By managing this process on behalf of our clients from pre-feasibility, enquiry, application all the way through to the final approval, the project risks are significantly reduced.

In support of our clients' application to connect, we prepare these components which AEMO typically requires:

  • Completed Application to Connect Form.
  • Proposed performance standards.
  • Description of the proposed installation, including data requirements outlined in the Schedules 5.4 and 5.5 of National Electricity Rules.
  • Model package, including simulation models and associated design data.
  • Project and commissioning programs.
  • Proposed switching arrangement for connection to the Declared Shared Network.
  • The location of the proposed connection point.

If you require support completing or submitting the applications for grid connection, Enhar have been through this process and know what it takes to get it right the first time. Contact Enhar today.

Projects We're Proud Of

We're proud to have worked with leading organisations with Grid Connection services to achieve their sustainability goals.

Solar PV, Battery Storage

South Melbourne Market, City of Port Phillip

Feasibility (Solar, Battery, Embedded Network, EV), tender design, grid approval and owners engineer.

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Solar Farm

Independent Engineer: 14.5MW solar, 4MW BESS

Independent review of project engineering and construction quality through to commissioning phases. Site inspections and defects reporting.

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Solar design and grid approval

Water Authority 770kW Ground Mount

Detailed design and grid connection management for 770kW solar PV system across three Water Treatment Plants.

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Solar PV Owners Engineer

4.5MW rooftop solar and carports

Owners Engineer for Solar Programs: rooftop, ground mount and carports. Feasibility, procurement management, quality control, superintendent

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Solar J

Zero Net Energy Town

Creating Australia’s first town which satisfies all of its own energy needs from renewable energy sources.

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Solar PV, Battery Storage

South Melbourne Market, City of Port Phillip

Feasibility (Solar, Battery, Embedded Network, EV), tender design, grid approval and owners engineer.

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Solar design and grid approval

Water Authority 770kW Ground Mount

Detailed design and grid connection management for 770kW solar PV system across three Water Treatment Plants.

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Solar PV Owners Engineer

4.5MW rooftop solar and carports

Owners Engineer for Solar Programs: rooftop, ground mount and carports. Feasibility, procurement management, quality control, superintendent

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Solar Design and grid approval

Clayton 1.01MW roof top solar, United Energy

Detailed design and grid connection management for 1.01MW solar PV system. 5 LV connection points on a HV supply.

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Solar Owner Engineer

Solar PV Program (>3MW)

Owners Engineer for UoM >3MW solar program since 2015. Feasibility, design, tender management, quality assurance and asset management.

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Solar Farm

Independent Engineer: 14.5MW solar, 4MW BESS

Independent review of project engineering and construction quality through to commissioning phases. Site inspections and defects reporting.

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Solar Farm

Maintenance audit of 60MW solar farm

Enhar undertook a maintenance review of a remote 60MW solar farm in a dusty environment in Western Australia.

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Council Landfill Solar Farm Feasibility

Yarra Ranges Council 4.5MW Solar Landfill Feasibility

Solar landfill feasibility study exploring how to transform unproductive land near landfill sits into renewable energy solar farms.

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Battery Storage

Electrical design of 2 x 5MW batteries on Tonga

Detailed electrical design of LV and MV components of BESS systems.

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Solar Farm

400MW Solar farm design and planning permit

400MW Solar farm design and planning permit.

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Battery Storage

4.9MW Longwarry battery land and planning permit

Winning a non-network solution EOI, securing land and planning permit.

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Solar PV Owners Engineer

City of Darebin 850kW Solar and Energy storage

Feasibility, Tender design, owners engineer, compliance and owners engineer. 850kW solar and 110kWh of energy storage.

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Commercial

Solar PV

Core Complex 200kW Rooftop Solar

Port Melbourne 200kW rooftop solar with 14 x new NMI meters.

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Commercial

Solar PV

Southwestern Hospitals 1.5MW rooftop solar

Detail design for 1.5MW PV systems for Hospitals in South West Victoria.

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Commercial

Solar

Mallacoota Renewable Energy Feasibility Study

Using a renewable energy hybrid system to provide reliable uninterruptible power for the town of Mallacoota.

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Commercial

Solar & Battery

Community Bank Stadium Battery Optimisation study

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Commercial

Knox City Council 4.99MW Landfill Solar Farm

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Commercial

Solar J

Zero Net Energy Town

Creating Australia’s first town which satisfies all of its own energy needs from renewable energy sources.

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Commercial

Solar PV, Battery Storage

South Melbourne Market, City of Port Phillip

Feasibility (Solar, Battery, Embedded Network, EV), tender design, grid approval and owners engineer.

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Commercial

Solar Farm

Independent Engineer: 14.5MW solar, 4MW BESS

Independent review of project engineering and construction quality through to commissioning phases. Site inspections and defects reporting.

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1

Utility

Solar design and grid approval

Water Authority 770kW Ground Mount

Detailed design and grid connection management for 770kW solar PV system across three Water Treatment Plants.

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2

Commercial

Solar PV Owners Engineer

4.5MW rooftop solar and carports

Owners Engineer for Solar Programs: rooftop, ground mount and carports. Feasibility, procurement management, quality control, superintendent

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2

Commercial

Solar Design and grid approval

Clayton 1.01MW roof top solar, United Energy

Detailed design and grid connection management for 1.01MW solar PV system. 5 LV connection points on a HV supply.

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3

Commercial

Solar Farm

Maintenance audit of 60MW solar farm

Enhar undertook a maintenance review of a remote 60MW solar farm in a dusty environment in Western Australia.

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3

Utility

Council Landfill Solar Farm Feasibility

Yarra Ranges Council 4.5MW Solar Landfill Feasibility

Solar landfill feasibility study exploring how to transform unproductive land near landfill sits into renewable energy solar farms.

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4

Utility

Solar Owner Engineer

Solar PV Program (>3MW)

Owners Engineer for UoM >3MW solar program since 2015. Feasibility, design, tender management, quality assurance and asset management.

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4

Commercial

Battery Storage

Electrical design of 2 x 5MW batteries on Tonga

Detailed electrical design of LV and MV components of BESS systems.

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5

Utility

Solar Farm

400MW Solar farm design and planning permit

400MW Solar farm design and planning permit.

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5

Utility

EV Charging

EV infrastructure feasibility modelling and design

EV Charging Infrastructure feasibility, fleet modelling and detailed design. Depot 112 Vehicles, Civic Centre 39 Vehicles.

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5

Commercial

Battery Storage

4.9MW Longwarry battery land and planning permit

Winning a non-network solution EOI, securing land and planning permit.

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6

Utility

Solar Farm

University campus solar farm

Solar farm specifications, project coordination and grid connection modelling.

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6

Utility

Solar Maintenace Auditing

Condition, safety and performance auditing.

Condition, safety and performance auditing on 25 commercial solar PV systems, including creating a detailed asset register.

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8

Commercial

Solar PV Owners Engineer

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 309kW

Feasibility, tender design, grid approvals and compliance engineer, for high profile inner city buiding.

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9

Commercial

EV Charging

EV Infrastructure Feasibility for Residential Stata Buildings

30 EV Charging Infrastructure Feasibility assessments for apartment buildings with up to 350 spaces, for facility/owners corporations.

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9

Commercial

Solar Hybrid

Standalone Power System design for Telecom Sites

Site assessment, load modelling and detailed 'for construction' design of solar battery diesel for 50+ telecom sites.

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10

Commercial

Embedded Network Feasibility for the City of Greater Bendigo

Establishing regulatory, technical and financial viability of a smart embedded network.

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10

Commercial

Solar Hybrid

LHAC: 6 Aboriginal Homeland Communities

Containerised Solar Diesel Hybrid System optimisation and design for 8 Aboriginal homeland communities in North East Arnhem Land and Kakadu.

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11

Commercial

Solar PV Owners Engineer

Private hospital solar rollout (national)

Feasibility, detailed design, tender management and owners engineer for hospital sites in Vic, WA and NSW.

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12

Commercial

Solar PV, Energy Storage, EV Chargers

Owners Engineer Solar PV, Battery & EV

Working with Nillumbik Shire Council to deliver solar PV with storage and EV chargers, from feasibility to final commissioning.

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12

Commercial

Solar Farm

40MW solar with 40MW/80MWh battery, Queensland

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13

Utility

Solar Hybrid Detail Design

Cardinia Childcare: Solar PV and BESS

Detailed design and Grid connection management for 2 x 100kW rooftop solar and 180kW/hr/90kW flow batteries.

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13

Commercial

Visual assessment for planning permit

Hepburn Energy - visual assessment for hybrid solar and battery planning permit

Community Solar farm required visual assessment to support its planning permit and community engagement.

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14

Utility

Solar Farm

Business case for large battery addition to 40MW solar farm

Modelling financial viability of large scale storage for arbitrage and FCAS.

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14

Utility

Solar PV detail design and grid connection

Solar PV at school with complex wireless interlock

Creekside College 100kW rooftop solar with wireless interlock.

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17

Commercial

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There’s a lot to having the idea for solar to actually generating energy. We can help you through every step of the way.

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Portfolio Expansion

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We assist experienced global developers to expand your portfolios in Australia by:

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  • Supporting your development team by becoming a trusted long term partner.
  • Sharing development risk with you by providing base fee plus success fee structures .

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Land Aquisition

Secure optimum land where grid and development approval prospects are strong

Land Aquisition

Need to secure land before spending big bucks on grid enquiries?

Competition for grid capacity and land is fierce.

Enhar targets strategic grid capacity locations where suitable land is available to secure the right land in the right locations. Such places include lower value grazing country adjacent to substations, with unrestrictive planning zoning.

Our team researches landowners before meeting face to face so we can get straight down to business.

Through experienced landowner negotiation, Enhar secures Lease Option agreements which are commercially and legally sound.

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Development Approvals

Secure development approvals from statutory authorities, on time and budget.

Development Approvals

Need a simple path to development approval?

Enhar manages and delivers the full planning permit process for solar farms and BESS projects to ensure that:

  • The land selected, and concept design, has good prospects of receiving approvals
  • We consult the planning authority for early feedback and positive relationships with staff in government
  • Early surveys are conducted to de-risk the process
  • Bottlenecks are avoided to ensure final approvals are obtained sooner

We can manage multiple approvals concurrently, leveraging economies of scale and efficiencies.

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Environmental Planner - Site Acquisition And Permits

Chris is an experienced and certified environmental planning practitioner, working across public and private sectors. His professional experience is supplemented by governance roles in the not-for-profit and business sectors with responsibilities across Australia. His career to date has included the coordination and delivery of environmental impact assessments for major urban, renewables, mining, oil, gas and environmental infrastructure, on site environmental management and auditing.

Feasibility Studies

Power your business cases with our insights on risks and opportunities.

Feasibility Studies

Developers of utility solar farm and BESS who wish to strategically invest in expansion of their portfolios require feasibility studies to into grid capacity, planning and land viabilty on a regional level, then drilling into site specific feasibility.

We integrate the disciplines necessary to de-risk project holistically and can bundle this into competitive feasibility reports for our clients.

For the Australian local government sector and University clients we have a long history of providing feasibility and business cases for <5MW solar farms and storage.

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Mohammed

Technical Director of Utility Solar & BESS Engineering Services

Anwar manages the complex technical aspects of utility scale solar farm and battery projects to achieve efficient design, tendering and grid connection outcomes. He has over 25 years’ experience in developing and implementing solar energy and storage projects and brings exceptional analytical expertise to the utility solar and BESS sector.

Due Diligence

Provide lenders with peace of mind, evaluate risks before acquisition.

Due Diligence

Due diligence examines risks relating to land agreements, development approvals, engineering design, energy yield forecasts, EPC contracts and more.

These risks must be known and used to inform project investment and acquisition decisions. 

Enhar's expertise is in large scale solar farms and battery storage projects and have completed due diligence on countless projects through development and design documentation. We also provide reviews and risk tables for you and your investors to evaluate the project.

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Mohammed

Technical Director of Utility Solar & BESS Engineering Services

Anwar manages the complex technical aspects of utility scale solar farm and battery projects to achieve efficient design, tendering and grid connection outcomes. He has over 25 years’ experience in developing and implementing solar energy and storage projects and brings exceptional analytical expertise to the utility solar and BESS sector.

Energy Yield Assessments

Bankable energy generation estimates for solar farms.

Energy Yield Assessments

A successful solar energy project requires investment, and to gain adequate support it has to demonstrate technical and financial viability. Enhar provide independent, accurate and reliable assessments of the expected energy yield of your project, that can be used by developers to secure funding for projects.

Our solar farm energy yield assessments take into account numerous factors to accurately determine the expected annual energy yield, the performance ratio and probabilities of exceedance cases of your project in both the long and short term.

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Mohammed

Technical Director of Utility Solar & BESS Engineering Services

Anwar manages the complex technical aspects of utility scale solar farm and battery projects to achieve efficient design, tendering and grid connection outcomes. He has over 25 years’ experience in developing and implementing solar energy and storage projects and brings exceptional analytical expertise to the utility solar and BESS sector.

Grid Connection

Efficient grid connection agreements and compliance using Enhars grid connection experts.

Grid Connection

Grid connection is the most significant challenge facing large-scale solar energy projects. Over the years, Enhar’s team has developed strong relationships with TNSPs, DNSPs and AEMO to ensure that we secure approvals to connect in a timely and efficient manner.

We manage this process on behalf of our clients from pre-feasibility, enquiry, application all the way through to the final approval.

We have close relationships with grid modelling experts who we manage to satisfy AEMO requirements.

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Anwar
Mohammed

Technical Director of Utility Solar & BESS Engineering Services

Anwar manages the complex technical aspects of utility scale solar farm and battery projects to achieve efficient design, tendering and grid connection outcomes. He has over 25 years’ experience in developing and implementing solar energy and storage projects and brings exceptional analytical expertise to the utility solar and BESS sector.

Design & Engineering

Accurate, value-engineered drawings for tendering and construction, ensuring compliance and safety.

Design & Engineering

Enhars team includes Registered Professional Electrical Engineers, CEC accredited designers and electrical installation experts can assist with all medium to large-scale solar and hybrid technical designs to suit our client’s needs.

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Anwar
Mohammed

Technical Director of Utility Solar & BESS Engineering Services

Anwar manages the complex technical aspects of utility scale solar farm and battery projects to achieve efficient design, tendering and grid connection outcomes. He has over 25 years’ experience in developing and implementing solar energy and storage projects and brings exceptional analytical expertise to the utility solar and BESS sector.

System Commissioning

Testing and reporting to ensure timely energisation.

System Commissioning

Our qualified and certified team of electricians and engineers undertake system commissioning services to ensure a safe and successful system energisation. We can provide a range of services suited to our clients’ requirements including:

  • Commissioning and Test Report audits.
  • Technical support to navigate the complicated commissioning requirements set out by network operators and ensure it is done correctly.
  • Protection Testing, Injection Testing and Power Quality Testing.
  • Comprehensive inspection services pre energisation.
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Anwar
Mohammed

Technical Director of Utility Solar & BESS Engineering Services

Anwar manages the complex technical aspects of utility scale solar farm and battery projects to achieve efficient design, tendering and grid connection outcomes. He has over 25 years’ experience in developing and implementing solar energy and storage projects and brings exceptional analytical expertise to the utility solar and BESS sector.

Owners / Lenders Engineer

Ensuring optimal, quality and safe outcomes from your EPC through to commissioning.

Owners / Lenders Engineer

As an Owners’ Engineer we provide ongoing review and assessment of all aspects of the design and engineering associated with the solar farm or BESS project.

We coordinate with all the stakeholders effectively to maintain clear lines of communication and ensure there are no lapses throughout the execution of the project.

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Anwar
Mohammed

Technical Director of Utility Solar & BESS Engineering Services

Anwar manages the complex technical aspects of utility scale solar farm and battery projects to achieve efficient design, tendering and grid connection outcomes. He has over 25 years’ experience in developing and implementing solar energy and storage projects and brings exceptional analytical expertise to the utility solar and BESS sector.

Project Management

Ensure optimal and safe performance of your assets with benchmarking and proactive maintenance.

Project Management

Enhar has extensive experience in managing solar projects all the way from conception to commissioning.

As such our team has a solid understanding of what it takes to develop a project and navigate the financial, legal, technical and regulatory hurdles to ensure a successful outcome. Enhar works closely with our clients’  legal, finance, engineering and commercial teams to move a project to Financial Close.

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Anwar
Mohammed

Technical Director of Utility Solar & BESS Engineering Services

Anwar manages the complex technical aspects of utility scale solar farm and battery projects to achieve efficient design, tendering and grid connection outcomes. He has over 25 years’ experience in developing and implementing solar energy and storage projects and brings exceptional analytical expertise to the utility solar and BESS sector.

Asset Management

Ensure optimal performance to required performance standards by O&M contractor and manufacturers.

Asset Management

Ongoing analysis and benchmarking of solar farm yield data is key to ensuring optimal performance of your solar asset and that it is meetings its financial expectations. And to ensure safety it is critical to have a reactive and preventive maintenance and rectification plan in place.

We provide technical solar and storage asset management services, including monitoring and maintenance, to ensure your assets are performing in line with expectations and achieving energy generation targets and complying with degradation warranties.

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Anwar
Mohammed

Technical Director of Utility Solar & BESS Engineering Services

Anwar manages the complex technical aspects of utility scale solar farm and battery projects to achieve efficient design, tendering and grid connection outcomes. He has over 25 years’ experience in developing and implementing solar energy and storage projects and brings exceptional analytical expertise to the utility solar and BESS sector.

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