If you're a developer, the following information will help you find out how to arrange the electrical infrastructure of your development and what you're liable to pay for.
This includes documents you can download, or you can contact us directly via email at email@example.com if you have any queries.
If you're planning a large subdivision or a development that requires a non-basic service connection, we'd like to speak with you early in your project planning to ensure that we understand your needs. Find out how to arrange an appointment with us to discuss your connection requirements.
Types of developments
Typically, developers undertake the following types of developments:
Broad area developments such as traditional residential, rural, commercial and industrial subdivisions
Multi-tenancy developments such as apartments, commercial site office complexes and shopping complexes
Industrial and commercial parks
Closed gate or private subdivisions
Village type residential developments such as retirement villages
What developers need to pay for
A developer is responsible for 100% of the cost of providing the infrastructure for their development. This includes, but is not limited to, costs associated with:
The electrical reticulation inside the development
Connection works to connect the development to the distribution network
Upstream augmentation of the existing distribution system to provide capacity to supply the development
All civil works undertaken by us relevant to, but external to the development
The evaluation and acceptance of assets designed and constructed externally to us
Can I engage someone other than TasNetworks to design or construct new electrical assets?
Customer Choice for design and construction is offered to negotiated connection customers as of January 2016 for underground subdivisions.
Customer Choice means as a developer, you can engage an accredited electrical designer and/or an accredited electrical constructor for the design and construction of new assets beyond the existing boundaries of the shared network. This is inclusive of low voltage, high voltage, public lighting and transformation assets. We can still be engaged to undertake this work.
It does not include:
Augmentation of the network to support the connection
Any work that involves our assets
Any work that requires a planned outage
Evaluation and acceptance of the connection design
Evaluation and acceptance of the construction
The final connection to our infrastructure
Design of commercial and industrial underground subdivisions
Our Developer Guide below outlines in more detail the processes and requirements for exercising Customer Choice in the design and construction of your new underground residential development and construction of your commercial and industrial underground subdivision.
If you're ready to submit a connection application, log on to the Connections Application Portal. There you can manage your connection applications, credit card payments and self-service of in progress applications.
Resources - specifications and other information
The following policies, guidelines, standards, specifications, forms and manuals have been provided by us to assist developers and their chosen accredited electrical designers and accredited electrical constructors with the design and construction of their new development.
Policy and guidelines
Accredited service providers
Construction and testing standards