Generator connections into the AusNet (AST) Distribution Network, are classified as embedded generator connection. The AST distribution network is, generally, defined as all parts of the AST network which operate at 66kV or lower.
This page sets out the process, indicative costs and time frames of embedded generator connections with generation capacity of 5MW or greater.
Connections into the 220kV (and above) network are considered connections onto the Victorian Transmission Network. The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) manages the connection process for all Victorian Transmission connections and will be your main point of contact.
Need more information?
Email us at energyconnectionsSG@ausnetservices.com.au
The AusNet distribution network spans the east of Victoria.
Don't know where to connect?
Use the Renewable energy map to check the available capacity of the Distribution Network.
Find more information in our high-voltage network data portal which contains information such as ratings and connection data.
Time frames and process
There are 6 main stages in the process to connect generation capacities of 5 MW or greater to the AST Distribution Network. For a detailed outline of the full connection process please see the Distribution Connection Process Map (PDF, 89.5KB).