Powerlink has delivered more than 30 large and complex connections for major energy users and producers in the past 15 years. We combine innovation with insight to deliver safe, cost effective and reliable solutions.
Powerlink provides customers with advice regarding potential connection options to efficiently and confidently progress their projects with certainty. Our expertise continues throughout all project phases to effectively manage and deliver design, construction, testing, commissioning and handover of high voltage transmission line, substation and telecommunications assets.
To further assist with your understanding of our connections process, read our Connecting to the Transmission Network brochure which outlines the steps for progressing a potential network connection.
Standard connection policies and contracts
We are currently reviewing and updating our connection policies and standard agreements in light of publication of the National Electricity Amendment (Connection to dedicated connection assets) Rule 2021 No. 7, which was released on 8 July 2021. Our updated policies and agreements will be published on this website following the completion of that review.
Made prior to 8 July 2021
We are contacting current connection applicants to advise on the position of their applications under the amended access rules. Should you have any queries in the interim, please do not hesitate to contact your Connection Manager at Powerlink.
Made on or after 8 July 2021
If you are seeking to submit a new connection enquiry, please be aware that the prescribed time frames for connection enquiries have changed, as follows:
All connection enquiries submitted to us between 8 July and 14 October 2021 will be responded to within 40 business days of the end of that period.
All connection enquiries relating to connection assets that are 30km or longer in length (ie designated network assets) which are submitted after 14 October 2021 will be subject to the new standard response period of 40 business days.