We have general guidelines in place for the notification, assessment, design and approval of development activity. The Power Services Design and Construction Guidelines form the basis of Power and Water accreditation of consulting engineers and contractors.

The guidelines cover general requirements for the design and construction of network assets, documentation requirements and easement guidelines as well as other documents you may find helpful.

It is important to note these documents relate only to the power networks aspect of our business. Different requirements exist for the water services aspect of Power and Water.

Design and construction guideline documents

These rules set out the technical requirements relating to the connection of electricity installations to an electricity network operated by Power and Water.

Installation rules should be read in conjunction with the service rules.

NP003 Power Network Policy Installation Rules

This policy sets out the technical requirements relating to the connection of electricity installations to an electricity network operated by Power and Water.

Service rules should be read in conjunction with the installation rules.

NP007 Power networks service rules

This manual outlines the procedures and policies to be followed in the installation and maintenance of metering equipment intended to be connected to any power system owned and operated by Power and Water.

NP010 Meter Manual

These guidelines represent minimum requirements acceptable to Power and Water for the planning and layout of subdivisions as well as the design and construction of power infrastructure, services and street lighting.

NP020 Guidelines for developers of subdivisions and electricity infrastructure

This procedure provides guidelines covering the management of electricity easements.

It is applicable to all electricity easements covering Power and Water underground and overhead power lines.

NP021 Easement guidelines

This policy has been prepared to set out the design and construction policy associated with new and modified streetlights intended to be handed over to Power and Water.

NP027 Construction and connection of streetlight assets

These guidelines provide general information for accredited electrical consultants to carry out the design of electricity infrastructure, including land subdivisions where the infrastructure is to be handed over to Power and Water for operations and maintenance.

NP041 Guidelines for electrical design consultants

These drawings define the materials, set out standard construction details and provide general design data for infrastructure to be incorporated into Power and Water's network.

Power and Water standard drawings

This document covers the procedures, general safety rules and technical aspects relating to the installation connection and operation of three phase mobile generators.

Mobile generators are used by Power and Water to provide temporary supply to isolated sections of the low voltage distribution system and maintain the voltage within prescribed limits during emergency and maintenance periods.

PNWP 030 The Installation, Connection and Operation of Three Phase Mobile Generator

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