Types of new connections

Schedule contract details

Standard terms and conditions apply to all new electricity connections and before applying for a new connection, prospective you need to read and accept the connection contract terms and conditions. The standard Electricity Connection Contract should be read in conjunction with the schedule contract relating to the type of new connection being requested, because together the two contracts form the connection agreement between us and you.

Connection fees

We're responsible for delivering power to Tasmanian homes and businesses, including establishing new connections. The following prices are the fees charged by us for the provision of basic connections to the distribution network. The fees reflect the average time taken to travel to your premises, the time typically spent on site when undertaking each type of connection service, the materials used and the support vehicles needed to do each job.

Explanation of the different types of services

Basic connection services

We offer 16 types of basic connection services for you or generators requesting connection to the distribution network, which include model standing offer terms and conditions.

All prices are exclusive of GST

Connection Service

Standing offer

Description

Connection fee

Basic Connection Service: Overhead service, single phase, single span

B1

Installation of overhead service wire (off a pole) plus service fuse

$561.54

Basic Connection Service: Overhead service, multi phase, single span

B2

Installation of overhead service wire (off a pole) plus service fuse

$791.97

Basic Connection Service: Underground single phase, fuse turret 

B3

Underground Service – Connecting customer mains to the fuse located in a turret/cabinet

$184.02

Basic Connection Service: Underground multi phase, fuses turret 

B3M

Underground Service – Connecting customer mains to the fuses located in the turret/cabinet

$230.79

Basic Connection Service: Underground single phase fuse(s) mounted on TasNetworks pole 

B4

Underground Service – Connecting customer mains to the fuse(s) located up a TasNetworks pole

$430.40

Basic Connection Service: Underground multi phase fuse(s) mounted on TasNetworks pole 

B5

Underground Service – Connecting customer mains to the fuse(s) located up a TasNetworks pole

$540.57

Basic Connection Service: Modify existing connection for single phase micro embedded generation 

B6

Solar connection no greater than 10kW

$174.44

Basic Connection Service: Modify existing connection for multi phase micro embedded generation 

B7

Solar connection no greater than 30kW

$218.71

Basic Connection Service: Temporary overhead service, single phase, single span 

B8

Installation of overhead service wire (off a pole) plus service fuse for a temporary builders supply

$561.54

Basic Connection Service: Temporary overhead service, multi phase, single span 

B9

Installation of overhead service wire (off a pole) plus service fuse for a temporary builders supply

$791.97

Basic Connection Service: Temporary underground supply single phase 

B10

Underground Service – Connecting customer mains to the fuse(s) located in the turret/cabinet for a temporary builders supply

$184.02

Basic Connection Service: Temporary underground supply multi phase

B11

Underground Service – Connecting customer mains to the fuse(s) located in the turret/cabinet for a temporary builders supply

$230.79

Basic Connection Service: Crossover pole with overhead service, single phase 

B12

Installation of crossover pole with overhead service, single span, single phase

$561.54

Basic Connection Service: Crossover pole with overhead service, multi phase

B13

Installation of crossover pole with overhead service, single span, multi phase

$791.97

Basic Connection Service: Crossover pole with underground supply, pole mounted fuse(s), single phase

B14

Installation of crossover pole with underground supply, pole mounted fuse(s), single phase

$184.02

Basic Connection Service: Crossover pole with underground supply, pole mounted fuse(s), multi phase

B15

Installation of crossover pole with underground supply, pole mounted fuse(s), multi phase

$230.79

Standard connection service

None offered at this time.

Negotiated connection service

Covers all other new connections that are not basic connection services and includes connection alterations. Negotiated connections will be assessed under our Chapter 5A process.

Please note: If you're planning a large subdivision or development that requires a non-basic service connection, we'd like to speak with you early in your project planning to ensure we understand your needs. Find out how to arrange an appointment with us to discuss your connection requirements. 

Embedded generators

We provide connection services for those requesting to connect generators to the distribution network. For more information, please view our embedded generation page.

Charging for new connections

Where the request for a new or modified basic connection is made by you, a property developer or your electrical contractor, we'll bill the you/the applicant directly once the requested connection has been established.

If the connection is requested by an electricity retailer on your behalf (as is usually the case in relation to new or modified connections to support the fitment of solar panels, for example) we may bill your electricity retailer who will then bill you for the connection service. In these cases, the final connection fee may differ from the charges published above.