The Network Technical Code and Network Planning Criteria sets out the requirements that apply to all facets of the electricity network.
Network Technical Code
The Network Technical Code is applicable to all connected equipment but particularly generators and large loads and covers:
- network performance criteria including frequency, quality of supply, stability, load shedding, reliability, steady state criteria and safety and environmental criteria
- technical requirements of users' facilities including the connection of generators and loads and protection requirements
- inspection, testing and commissioning
- power system security and
Network Planning Criteria
The Network Planning Criteria documents the criteria that are applied to ensure that Power and Water's networks:
- meet high safety standards
- provide a high quality, reliable and secure electricity supply
- meet environmental standards and
- optimise equipment utilisation.
System Strength Impact Assessment Guidelines
The System Strength Impact Assessment Guidelines provide guidance for users wanting to connect to one of Power and Water's Regulated Networks including:
- a proposed new generating system
- an alteration to existing generating system; or
- new network service facilities
Generator and Load Model Guidelines and Model Change Management Requirements
The Generator and Load Model Guidelines and Model Change Management Requirements provide guidance for users regarding the requirements they are expected to meet in providing computer models and associated information for their connected plant and equipment. Providing models that meet the functional and accuracy requirements specified in the Model Guidelines will assist in maintaining safe and reliable operation of the power system within its specified limits.