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Embedded Generation Connections >5MW

If you’re a commercial customer connecting an embedded generation system to our network, and the maximum capacity of your installation is more than 5MW, please follow the application steps outlined below

Email OR

Mail  Attn: James Snaize, AusNet Services, Locked Bag 14051, Melbourne City Mail Centre, Victoria, 8001, Australia

We will provide a preliminary response within 20 business days of receiving your enquiry and all relevant information; this response will include technical information about your connection and a summary of the fees you can expect to pay. This preliminary response is to provide high level information that is readily available to AusNet Services.

Complete a detailed enquiry response, by providing all information requested in our preliminary response (and pay an enquiry fee, if applicable).

We will provide a detailed response within 30 business days of receiving all relevant information (and your enquiry fee, if applicable), unless otherwise agreed; this response will include information about access standards and an itemised summary of any further fees you can expect to pay. If we need additional time to review your information, you will receive written notice outlining the reason(s) for the extension. Preparation of a detailed response is expected to be an iterative process to allow for clarification and consideration of options and alternatives.

Lodge a connection application

You may need to pay an application fee. We will provide a connection offer within four months of receiving your application, unless otherwise agreed. You will need to accept the offer within 20 business days to initiate a connection agreement.

Other information

For more information about previous embedded generation connections since October 2009, please visit our Register of Completed Embedded Generation Projects, which has been published with permission from the applicants.

Our processes for embedded generation connections comply with the National Electricity Rules, Chapter 5 ‘Network Connection, Planning and Expansion.

For connections to the Victorian Transmission Network, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) manages the connection process and is your main point of contact. For more details, please visit the AEMO's website.

Generation Connection Opportunities

Looking to connect a large scale >5MW embedded generator but don’t know where to connect?

Please click the applet below to see the available capacity of the AusNet Services Sub-transmission network.

Once you’re within the map you can add additional layers such as solar or wind data to assist with your identification of an optimum connection point for your generator.

Simply click the 'Add' button and select from the options that you are interested in.

Once you have identified a suitable connection, please follow the application steps on the top of this page.