Connection offers and contracts

Model standing offers
Based on your connection needs Essential Energy offers 5 types of connection offers when requesting connection to our Distribution Network. To download a copy, click on the links below or if you would like a copy sent to you please call us on
13 23 91.


Essential Energy Connection Services Connection Offer Contracts
Basic Standard
Basic - no embedded generation Basic-with embedded generation Standard - no embedded generation Standard-with embedded generation
Offer Type Process Type
1. Urban and Commercial loads of <=100 amps single phase connection or <=63 amps three phase connection (LV) with no augmentation to the network Automatic approval through the Connections Portal Download
2. All other LV loads not requiring an augmentation to the network Will require technical enquiries and or planning review before approval Download
3. Embedded Generator with <=3kW system for Rural customers and <5kW system for Urban customers with no augmentation to the LV network* Automatic approval through the Connections Portal Download
4. Embedded Generator with >3kW Rural >=5kW Urban and <=30kW system with no augmentation to the LV network* Will require technical enquiries and or planning review before approval Download
5. LV Standard Connection Service - Any service that does not meet the requirements of the LV Basic Connection Service Will require technical enquires and or planning review before approval Download
6. Embedded Generator with <=30kW system with augmentation to the LV network* Will require technical enquires and or planning review before approval Download
*thresholds are based on total generation capacity.
Deemed Standard Connection Contract
A Deemed Standard Connection Contract (DSCC) refers to the agreement between Essential Energy and a customer for the provision of ongoing connection services to the premises. In the case of a new connection or a connection alteration, the DSCC takes effect upon acceptance by the customer of Essential Energy’s connection offer. That offer will contain terms and conditions relevant to the connection, which will form additional terms and conditions to this contract.
 
If your premises are connected to our distribution system, this contract starts on the date when you start to take supply of energy at those premises. The DSCC is not applicable to High Voltage connected customers or Embedded Generators with a total generating capacity above 30kW.
 
 
Call 13 23 91 to have a copy of the contract sent to you.
 
Deemed Standard Connection Contract for Large Low Voltage Customers with Large Embedded Generation
If you are connected to the Essential Energy network and you do not have another contract with us for connection to your premises, our Deemed Standard Connection Contract for Large Low Voltage Customers with Large Embedded Generation applies to you.

This contract is approved by the AER under section 75 of the National Energy Retail Law.

This Contract is about the services which cover connection of your Premises to our low voltage Distribution System if you are a Large Customer with a large Embedded Generating Unit, and have Energy supplied to your Premises. These services are called “Customer Connection Services”.
 
Deemed Standard Connection Contract for Large Customers - High Voltage
If you are connected to the Essential Energy network and you do not have another contract with us for connection to your premises, our Deemed Standard Connection Contract for Large Customers - High Voltage applies to you.

This contract is approved by the AER under section 75 of the National Energy Retail Law.
 
This Contract is about the services which cover connection of your Premises to our High Voltage Distribution System, and have Energy supplied to your Premises where you are a Large Customer. These services are called “Customer Connection Services”.
 
Negotiation Framework
Essential Energy's Negotiation Framework sets out the minimum requirements to be followed during negotiations between Essential Energy and the connection applicant who wishes to negotiate a connection application under Chapter 5A of the Rules.