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Post by E-STATION » Wed, 12 Jun 2013, 21:50

Ausgrid have informed me that any device can be attached to an off-peak meter as long as it is signed off by the installer. The sparky fills in the paperwork and sends it to Ausgrid. This means that an EV charging station can be connected to the off peak meter circuit with the obvious caveat that it will not be powered up outside the off-peak period.

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Post by Gabz » Fri, 09 Aug 2013, 02:42

the ausgrid controlled load 1 and 2 says that you can't install a GPO on that circuit, so it only applies if i get a charging station and i have to convice the sparkie a ESVE plug isn't a GPO ?

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Post by acmotor » Fri, 09 Aug 2013, 03:47

Gabz wrote: the ausgrid controlled load 1 and 2 says that you can't install a GPO on that circuit, so it only applies if i get a charging station and i have to convice the sparkie a ESVE plug isn't a GPO ?


Well a J1772 plug isn't a GPO so there shouldn't be an issue there.
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Post by E-STATION » Fri, 09 Aug 2013, 03:56

The charging station is not a GPO.

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Post by Gabz » Fri, 09 Aug 2013, 20:20

ok so to get away with it i need a charging station $1000-2000 and a new meter install $450ish... might just look at going to time of use metering. can buy a lot of electricity for $2k.

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Post by coulomb » Sat, 10 Aug 2013, 03:27

Gabz wrote: ok so to get away with it i need a charging station $1000-2000 and a new meter install $450ish...

In Queensland, at least the part of Queensland served by Energex, it seems to now be official that you can plug anything, even via GPOs, into the night or off-peak tariffs. For a long time, it had to be something that would pretty much guarantee a load when they turned it on, and you had to wire the load in permanently, never via a GPO.

I hope I've got that right. It sure makes sense to allow this now, at least to me.

Of course, you have to have appropriate relays and meters so the loads are controlled and separately metered. So at least in Energex served areas, you don't need the $1000+ charging station. Obviously that doesn't apply directly to you, but maybe if Energex are allowing this, other suppliers are or will soon.
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Post by zzcoopej » Sat, 05 Dec 2015, 14:22

E-STATION wrote: Ausgrid have informed me that any device can be attached to an off-peak meter as long as it is signed off by the installer. .... This means that an EV charging station can be connected to the off peak meter circuit


In case anyone else is looking for the definitive rule on this, here is Ausgrid's ES7 document. See controlled loads, particularly section 10.3.2 (also prohibition of changeover switch or similar is 10.8.1)

https://www.ausgrid.com.au/~/media/File ... ES/ES7.pdf
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Post by Greg partridge » Sat, 05 Dec 2015, 19:49

I'm Charging my imiev off off peak. Fairly straight forward process to get approved. A lot cheaper too.

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