Power Networks Design and Construction Guidelines

These Guidelines form the basis of Power and Water accreditation of consulting engineers and contractors. Such accreditation is mandatory from 1 January 2004.

The Guidelines are organised into 10 sections covering general and specific topics. Accreditation is on the basis of individual sections.

Where any variations to the Guidelines are proposed, application must be made in writing to:

Manager Network Engineering
PO Box 37471
Winnellie NT 0821

Nothing in these Guidelines is intended to be applicable to parts of a customer’s installation. However, where permitted by the Wiring Rules, Power and Water does not object to their use in such locations. Such use is entirely at the customer’s own risk.

A range of checklists, for use by Power and Water accredited contractors, can be found under Publications (click on Power Networks Quality Assurance Checklists and Inspection and Test Plan).

Power and Water Corporation owns the copyright to the documents listed below:

Please note, the Design and Construction Guidelines have been developed by the Power Networks business unit, and relate only to the Power Networks aspect of Power and Water's business.

Different requirements exist for the water services aspect of Power and Water. For information relating to water services see the Water Services Connection Code.