HV Connections and Large Embedded Generators

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Connection to the High Voltage electricity network is a different process to connecting to the Low Voltage electricity network. CEOP8079 Connection Process Guideline is designed to outline the process for any connection onto the High Voltage Essential Energy network, it further outlines the end to end process.

All enquiries for connection to the HV network are to be submitted within the Essential Connections Portal.

If your Connection Enquiry is a Chapter 5A you can request a Preliminary Enquiry written response which will be provided at a cost. Alternatively, please view the Chapter 5A Information Package which is a generic response.

A Connection Applicant may request Essential Energy to provide a Detailed Response under clause 5.3A.8(c) of the Rules to its enquiry. A price guide for the cost associated are listed within CEOP8079 Connection Process Guideline Appendix: Pricing Guide

The Preliminary Enquiry key objective is to determine a single preferred connection option before advancing to a Detailed Connection Enquiry or Connection Investigation.

Essential Connections Registration →

How to Register - New Customer →

Guide to Submitting a Preliminary Enquiry →

Further information

Contact the Customer Connections Manager at networkconnections@essentialenergy.com.au, or call 132391 during normal business hours.

Documents relating to HV connections and embedded generators

Avoided Transmission Use Of System (TUOS) Methodology

Download the Register of completed embedded generation projects