Making a preliminary enquiry may be helpful if you are considering a land subdivision or installing embedded generation in subdivided land.
If your connection requires the network to be extended or upgraded (augmented), you will be required to fund the network augmentation and you will be responsible for arranging and paying relevant Accredited Service Providers (ASPs) to do the augmentation work. In this case, you will need:
Additional requirements apply if you have, or are planning to install, embedded generation like solar panels. Please see embedded generation for further information.
Our Guide to Completing Connection Application Form will assist you to complete your application. Please note, if the information marked with an * is not fully completed the application will not be processed.
Information required in your application can be quite technical. You can ask a third party such as, your electrical contractor, an Accredited Service Provider (ASP), or electricity retailer, to fill out the application form and submit it on your behalf. When you authorise a third party to make your connection application, you can also authorise that person to accept a connection offer on your behalf.
Local councils often require a Notification of Arrangements for the Provision of electricity supply from us before they will release the plan of subdivision for registration at Land and Property Information. We charge a fee for issuing notices of arrangement.
If your subdivision requires basic connection services, we will provide the Notice of Arrangement as soon as you pay our fee.
If the network needs to be augmented, we will issue the Notice of Arrangement after the connection assets have been installed and satisfactory arrangements have been made for Ausgrid to be granted registered easements or leases for any network infrastructure installed on private land.
If the network needs to be extended or upgraded (augmented) for your connection, then before work can commence, you must retain an ASP/3 to design the works.When we receive your connection application it will be incomplete without a certified design. Ausgrid will start the design process by offering a design contract.