What is Essential Connections
Essential Connections is Essential Energy’s portal to manage connection applications and projects.
The portal automates many manual processes and streamlines connections activities by auto-populating available information and supporting electronic signatures.
You can see and track current and past applications and projects, and communicate with Essential Energy - all in one place.
What’s in Essential Connections now
- connections enquiries and applications
- design information, design certification and re-certification requests
- non-standard approvals and asset label requests
- easement and pioneer scheme requests, and
- major/HV connections activities
Basic Connections activities are now in Essential Connections too. This includes submission of NOSW and CCEW forms by Level 2 ASPs and Electrical contractors.
Read more about Basic Connections.
What’s not in Essential Connections
The following will continue to be managed through Secure Web Forms:
- Requests of Service Works (ROSW)
- Requisition for supply of Frequency Injection Relays (FIRs)
Who can use it:
Anyone can submit an Enquiry. You need to be a registered user to submit the following: Application, Easement, Pioneer Scheme or Design Information Application.
For some forms e.g. CCEW and NOSW, you will need to be an authorised Accredited Service Provider (ASP) or licenced Electrical Contractor (EC) who is registered to use Essential Connections.
Where can I get help?
Visit Essential Connections Support for helpful articles, guides, and videos to help you make the most of the Essential Connections Portal.
Basic Connections activities are now in Essential Connections
‘Basic Connections’ are where there is existing access to the low voltage network and the local network has enough capacity for the need. Activities include submission of NOSW and CCEW forms by Level 2 ASPs and Electrical contractors.
These Basic Connections activities will be undertaken in Essential Connections.