Customers may be required to fund some or all of the cost of connecting their electrical installation to our electricity distribution network. Any work to design or construct assets for a customer-funded connection is known as ‘contestable work’, which gives the customer the right to choose any appropriately qualified service provider accredited with Department of Trade and Investment. Customers seeking to connect to the network should go to the page Connecting to the Network. Customers seeking an Accredited Service Provider to carry out contestable work should visit the NSW Trade and Investment website or call 13 77 88.
Information surrounding Electrical Contracting work can be found in Section 5 of Ausgrid’s publication ES1 – Premises Connection Requirements.
The following information is provided for companies or individuals who are, or who want to be, accredited and authorised to carry out contestable works within Ausgrid’s distribution area.
There are three levels of service provider accreditation for contestable work. Details of how to qualify as an accredited service provider (ASP) to bid for contestable work can be obtained from the Department of Trade and Investment website.
Accredited service providers must obtain authorisation in writing for both their company and individuals' to work on or near Ausgrid's network distribution assets. Find out more about being authorised.
Information for Level 1 ASPs
This page provides information for Level 1 ASPs who are authorised to construct distribution and sub-transmission network assets, including underground or overhead mains, apparatus and substations. Read more
Information for Level 2 ASPs
This page provides information for Level 2 ASPs who are authorised to install, repair or maintain the overhead or underground service lines between the customer installation and the electricity network, including the installation of electricity metering equipment and connecting service lines to the network and energising the installation. Read more
Information for Level 3 ASPs
This page provides information for Level 3 ASPs who are accredited to design distribution and sub-transmission network assets, including underground or overhead mains, apparatus and substations. Read more
ASP Safety Alerts
Ausgrid sends our regular Safety Alerts notices to ASPs regarding safety issues associated with working on or near our network. Should you require clarification regarding any safety issues please contact Ausgrid.
ASP General Information Alerts
Ausgrid sends our regular General information notices to ASPs regarding general issues associated with working on or near our network. Should you require clarification regarding any of these issues please contact Ausgrid.
Service & Installation Information
Click here to find out more about standards and safety information for electrical contractors and accredited service providers.