Indicative powerline construction costs

If you are considering and electricity connection or augmentation of your existing supply, the following are indicative powerline construction costs.

Use the table below to understand the indicative costs associated with each type of connection.

Select one or a combination of typical projects that you believe closely matches your requirements. For example you may combine a minor overhead extension (g) with an underground pit (a).

Typically a maximum allocated capacity of 10 kW (40 amps total) is provided.

Typical Minor Project TypesAverage Project Costs (inc GST) as at Jan 2015
a240 volt cable and pit off existing overhead low voltage line, up to 10 metres, excluding road boring.$ 3,500
b 240 volt cable and pit off existing overhead low voltage line, up to 100 metres, excluding road boring.$11,000
c240 volt cable and pit in underground estate, up to 10 metres, excluding road boring.$6,500
d240 volt cable and pit in underground estate, up to 10 metres, including road boring.$8,500
eSingle phase rural substation on existing pole.$14,000
fThree phase rural substation on existing pole.$18,500
gMinor High Voltage overhead extension (Rural) up to 250 metres, single phase and substation.$23,000
hMinor High Voltage overhead extension (Rural) up to 250 metres, three phase and substation.$29,500
iHigh Voltage extension (Rural) up to 250 metres underground, single phase and substation. (This option is chosen because of non removable or dense vegetation)$70,000
jIncrease existing transformer capacity up to 50 kW (200 amps total) single phase (no line work)$13,000
kIncrease existing transformer capacity up to 63 kW (250 amps total) three phase (no line work)$17,500
lConvert existing single phase transformer to three phase up to 63 kW (250 amps total) (no line work)$18,500

These prices are indicative only and are based on average costs of typical minor projects. They do not include CitiPower and Powercor’s contribution towards construction costs (if any), or any allowances for other works that may be required by CitiPower and Powercor or others to complete your project or in compliance with the Aboriginal Heritage Act, (minimum commencement costs exceed $10,000).

Any existing assets which have been erected within the last 7 years and are to be shared with other properties may attract a “cost sharing rebate” in addition to the above costs. You may also be required to obtain tree clearing permits, arrange, and pay for any clearing, stump treatment, and removal of all debris along the route of the proposed power line, including road reserves and property crossings.

When you request an Offer for Network Connection Services, CitiPower and Powercor conducts an initial assessment to determine if there is sufficient design certainty to provide the Offer. If design certainty does not exist then preliminary work will be required before an offer can be prepared. We will provide you with a separate quotation and Agreement for your payment and acceptance before we proceed with your preliminary design work. Preliminary design costs are non-refundable and are separate from the Offer for Network Connection Services.

Examples of Powercor’s Point of Supply

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Additional detailed information is also available in CitiPower and Powercor’s Connection Policy documents, obtained by calling 13 22 06.

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