• Requires no changes to AusNet network (e.g new poles, lines, electricity pits).
  • Has no metering or technical issues.
  • Has no special requirements for additional power.

For example, apply for a basic connection under the following circumsances:

  • Overhead lines: Powerlines are located on the same side of the street as your
    property, with poles located within 20 metres and no clearance or
    propertycrossing issues.
  • Underground lines: An electricity service pit or pillar exists at the boundary of
    your property, with no propertycrossing
  • You’re feeding electricity back into AusNet’s distribution network from a solar power system or wind turbines.
  • Your new or upgraded embedded generation system has a maximum capacity of up to 4.6 kVA, or up to 3.5 kVA if connection to a SWER power line.
  • Your inverter meets technical requirements – ask your retailer for more information.

Please note: A battery system may have additional requirements that require preapproval. For more information, contact:

  • Standard connections cover those where Ausnet’s network doesn’t quite reach the property.
  • Building a service pit then running a powerline underground from a nearby power pole to that pit (pole to pit connection).
  • Connecting to an existing underground powerline (service joint to pit connection).
  • Changes required to AusNet network (e.g new poles, lines or electricity pits).
  • Has metering or technical issues.
  • Has significant power requirements, exceeding 100 Amp, or more than 40 Amp per phase.
  • Your connection is to a SWER power lines – a single-cable power line.
  • You have an embedded ·generation system (or other renewable energy source) that could supply our electricity distribution network with more than 4.6 kVA, or more than 3.5 kVA if connected to a SWER powerline.
  • Your inverter or export system has special technical requirements – ask your installer for more information.
  • REFCL is a protective device that reduces the risk of powerlines starting bush fires by rapidly limiting the current that is released in a phase to earth fault.

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