Changes to the National Electricity Rules transmission connection arrangements, including the connection enquiry process, are effective from 1 July 2018. Further information can be located on the AEMC website.
Each connection enquiry is reviewed on an individual basis, specific to the technical specifications of the proposed connection. This page provides general information to assist with developing a connection application. Please contact TransGrid for advice prior to submitting a connection enquiry.
Please be aware that TransGrid's responses to connection enquiries are now provided on a fee-paying basis. On submission of a connection enquiry, TransGrid will supply cost estimate advice before developing the response.
The following documents detail the design standards and generic layouts that connection applications must comply with.
This document details generic operation and maintenance regimes for standard TransGrid installations and systems.
The commissioning of a new network connection will generally follow the generic approach detailed in this document.
Standard agreement forms for network connections.
Standard connection agreement
TransGrid’s standard Connection Agreement for connection of assets to its network
Standard network operating agreement
TransGrid’s standard Network Operating Agreement for operation of IUSAs
TransGrid’s standard template that sets out the construction conditions for the non-contestable assets
Construction coordination deed
TransGrid’s standard coordination deed that addresses how parties coordinate and interface their works, as well as commission the IUSA
Standard relocation deed
TransGrid’s standard Relocation Deed for a customer requesting relocation works
Environmental approvals (Generic)
Generic environmental approvals that a Connection Applicant will require for both IUSA and new non-contestable assets
Development approvals (Generic)
Development approvals that a Connection Applicant will require for both IUSA and new non-contestable assets
Application fee structure, and terms and conditions of payment.