Level 3 ASPs


Level 3 ASPs design overhead and/or underground distribution and Sub - transmission network assets.

  • Proactive discussions, engagement and insights from Level 3 Accredited Service Providers;
  • Critical information updates; and
  • Other useful and relevant information.

If you need further information or support, please email aspinfo@essentialenergy.com.au


Level 3 ASPs design overhead and/or underground distribution and Sub - transmission network assets.

  • Proactive discussions, engagement and insights from Level 3 Accredited Service Providers;
  • Critical information updates; and
  • Other useful and relevant information.

If you need further information or support, please email aspinfo@essentialenergy.com.au

  • Essential Energy Network Data Access for Level 3 ASPS - Power Lines Pro

    27 Oct 2020
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    What is happening?

    In July 2020 Essential Energy made a 3D model of our overhead network, construction libraries and LiDAR data available to Level 3 ASPs. This information is available to access for Accredited Service Providers who are registered 3A and/or 3B employees with the NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment. If this is you, then you have the option to request access through Power Lines Pro – a third party an online platform for power line design.

    Before access to Essential Energy’s 3D model on the Power Lines Pro platform is granted you will need to be registered for the BetterConnect Portal. Access to the BetterConect Portal is free. If you do not have access to the BetterConnect Portal please email aspinfo@essentialenergy.com.au, requesting registration to the BetterConnect Portal.

    If you are already registered for the BetterConnect Portal please complete the ‘Access Request for Power Lines Pro’ form and submit to aspinfo@essentialenergy.com.au. Once received your request this will be processed, and you will gain access.

    Further Information

    Further information on Power Lines Pro and the 3D Model can be found on Essential Engagement, under Digital Asset Management.

    Visit the Power Lines Pro website - especially their support pages, for further information, FAQs, tutorials, troubleshooting and access to the community forums at: https://www.powerlinespro.freshdesk.com/support/home.

    If you need further information, please email aspinfo@essentialenergy.com.au.

  • Clarification of variations to CEOM7206.04 Standard Streetlight Footing Designs

    29 Oct 2020
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    Background

    Following recent questions, we have outlined below what Essential Energy requires to accept requests for variations to CEOM7206.04 streetlight footing designs.

    Certification of variations

    Prior to submitting a streetlight footing design to Essential Energy that varies from CEOM7206.04 (e.g. with alternative cage designs, depth, etc), Level 3 ASPs must ensure the design has been certified by a suitably qualified civil engineer, and provide a copy of this certification to Essential Energy as an accompanying letter. The alternative design can then be certified with the original submission.

    At the time of construction, if a Level 1 ASP requests a variation to a plan certified by Essential Energy, variations will need to be resubmitted for re-certification by the Level 3 ASP. Any variations will incur the standard fees charged by Essential Energy.

    Please also note that variations identified within ‘As-Built’ drawings or designs may not be accepted by Essential Energy.

    Future improvements

    If you have any feedback about our existing Standard/s, or suggestions for future improvement, such as potential cost reductions or efficiency gains that could be achieved without impacting quality or safety, please send them to aspinfo@essentialenergy.com.au for consideration on future revisions.

    What do you need to do?

    Communicate this information to relevant members of your organisation.

    Further Information

    If you need further information, please email aspinfo@essentialenergy.com.au.

  • Register for Training – Power Lines Pro - Module 4 Construction Schedules

    28 Oct 2020
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    What is happening?

    Essential Energy has made further improvements to Power Lines Pro to enhance the user experience for Accredited Service Providers (ASPs).

    Module 4 Construction Schedules will soon go live.

    The aim of the Construction Schedules enhancement is to drive efficiency by automating the construction and conductor schedule for ASPs creating and submitting designs in Power Lines Pro.

    The training session will provide a demonstration including:

    • Automated construction schedule
    • Automated conductor schedule
    • Constructions that are not yet available to be updated in the future

    A How to Guide will also be provided.


    To ensure that you have everything you need to utilise this enhancement, we are offering an hour-long training session:

    • Session 1: Tuesday, 24 November 2020 at 1.00pm
    • Session 2: Wednesday, 25 November 2020 at 1.00pm
    • Session 3: Thursday, 26 November 2020 at 1.00pm

    Please email aspinfo@essentialenergy.com.au with your preferred session and we will email you the Zoom information.

    Please watch the short video under Digital Asset Management to see what Module 4 Construction Schedules in Power Lines Pro can do.

    An overview of the enhancement will also be provided at our Accredited Service Provider (ASP) Forums scheduled between the 4 and 10 November 2020.

    What do you need to do?

    1. Review the Powerline Pro demonstration video under Digital Asset Management
    2. Communicate this information to relevant members of your organisation.
    3. Email aspinfo@essentialenergy.com.au with your preferred session by 20 November 2020

    Further Information

    If you need further information, please email aspinfo@essentialenergy.com.au.

  • Delays in Processing LV Connection Applications

    26 Oct 2020
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    Essential Energy is currently experiencing an increase in the volume of low voltage connection applications. This may result in our Connection Application processing being delayed by a few days. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will endeavour to limit this delay.

    Further Information

    If you need further information, please email aspinfo@essentialenergy.com.au.

  • Essential Energy customer satisfaction research

    22 Oct 2020
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    As part of Essential Energy’s commitment to continuous improvement, we would like to receive your feedback on how easy you find it to do business with us.

    As a key stakeholder we work with, your feedback will assist us in making sure that the capabilities and quality of our products and services are meeting your expectations now and into the future.

    Over the next few weeks, a representative from Woolcott Research & Engagement may contact you to participate in a survey that will assess your satisfaction with our service and operational performance. We greatly value your input as this will help us to make improvements where there are opportunities to do so.

    Further information

    If you need further information, please email aspinfo@essentialenergy.com.au.

  • Contestable Work Design and Certification Manager Update

    21 Oct 2020
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    Essential Energy would like to share some staff movements which relate directly to the Design and Certification team – Darrin Edwards has moved into the role of Manager Connections Planning and Glenn Leman is now the Contestable Work Design and Certification Manager.

    If you need to contact Glenn, his email is glenn.leman@essentialenergy.com.au.

    What do you need to do?

    Communicate this information to relevant members of your organisation.

    Further Information

    If you need further information, please email aspinfo@essentialenergy.com.au.

  • Essential Energy ASP Forums: November 2020 via Zoom

    20 Oct 2020
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    What is happening?

    To protect everyone’s health and safety, we’ll hold our next round of ASP engagement forums via Zoom, rather than face to face.

    In this round, we’ll be covering a range of topics relevant to Level 1, 2 & 3 ASPs including connections, the Level 1 Agreement, CEOP2015, Standards and updates on BetterConnect and Power Lines Pro.

    We encourage you to participate in these forums. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss our plans and initiatives, and to ask questions or raise issues with Essential Energy team members.

    Dates and times

    • Session 1: Wednesday, 4 November at 5.00pm
    • Session 2: Thursday, 5 November at 12.30pm
    • Session 3: Tuesday, 10 November at 5.00pm

    All sessions will have the same content.

    Please register your interest by emailing aspinfo@essentialenergy.com.au with individual(s) email addresses and preferred session(s) by COB 30 October 2020.

    Zoom details will be emailed directly to the participant two days prior to the to the event.

    What do you need to do?

    1. Communicate this information to relevant members of your organisation.
    2. Attend the zoom session that suits you.

    Further Information

    If you need further information, please email aspinfo@essentialenergy.com.au.

  • Minor change to the Provider of Last Resort Process

    13 Oct 2020
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    Essential Energy will be removing the regional exempt areas from the Provider of Last Resort process for Level 1 and 3 Accredited Service Providers (ASPs), this will ensure that you have every opportunity to quote for Contestable Work jobs.

    These will still be advertised on Essential Energy’s Document Library and there will be no change to the regionally exempt areas for Level 2 ASPs.

    For more information please visit our Provider of Last Resort page on Essential Energy’s website.

    What do you need to do?

    Communicate this information to relevant members of your organisation.

    Further Information

    If you need further information, please email aspinfo@essentialenergy.com.au.

  • Phishing emails update

    08 Oct 2020
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    Accredited Service Providers (ASPs) have brought to our attention phishing emails that appear to have been sent by Essential Energy’s BetterConnect Project email address.

    Valid email addresses that our Network ASP team use to share communications with you are:

    • Essential Engagement;
    • aspinfo@essentialenergy.com.au;
    • contestableworks@essentialenergy.com.au.

    To maintain your cyber security, please check that any emails that appear to be from Essential Energy are valid.

    What is a phishing email?

    A phishing email is a fraudulent attempt to obtain your sensitive information by a sender disguising themselves as a trustworthy entity.

    If you receive a phishing email, please take the following actions:

    • Delete the email
    • Do not open it and do not click on any links
    • If you click on a suspicious link, we recommend you change all your passwords
    • Do not forward the email.

    You can also find more information on the Australian Cyber Security Centre: (https://www.cyber.gov.au/acsc/view-all-content/threats/phishing )

    What do you need to do?

    1. Review the above and remain vigilant for phishing emails.
    2. Communicate this information to relevant members of your organisation.

    Further Information

    If you need further information, please email aspinfo@essentialenergy.com.au.


  • Further Information on when a Surveyors Letter is Required

    06 Oct 2020
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    Background

    On 6 August Essential Energy shared a communication advising that to ensure project compliance a surveyor’s letter would need to be provided for projects that include easements and/or allocations. After feedback from ASPs we would like to provide some additional information.

    Below are the conditions for when a surveyor’s letter is required and when it is not.

    Projects affected by easements:

    When installing new network infrastructure you are required to submit a surveyor’s letter as part of the project completion documentation. The newly installed network should be centered within the easement.

    If you are replacing like for like and/or additional construction on the network, with no variation or addition to existing network, or network installed prior to 26 May 2006 a surveyor’s letter is not required. Please Note: Depending on the type of work undertaken an easement may need to be created.

    Projects affected by allocation zones (Council public road reserves):

    All new network infrastructure installed within the allocation zone classified as council public road reserves require a surveyor’s letter supplied as part of your completion documentation.

    Like for like network infrastructure replacements at the same location and additional construction of new network that is constructed in line and without deviation to the existing network does not require a surveyor’s letter.

    What do you need to do?

    1. Review the above and ensure that these requirements are met.
    2. Communicate this information to relevant members of your organisation.

    Further Information

    If you need further information, please email aspinfo@essentialenergy.com.au.