§ 25 § 1 – General requirements b) The electricity distributor must acknowledge receipt of the request in writing within two weeks. (c) The proposal must be duly reviewed and responded to in writing within 10 working days (or as recommended). The electricity distributor must explain the reasons for its decision. d) Objections (if necessary) must be addressed in writing to the electricity distributor. The distributor must review its decision and provide a written response within one month (or as recommended). e) Further calls (if necessary) should be made in writing to Fair Trading for assistance. Acceptance of a proposed alternative method does not imply automatic recognition as an industry standard. If the customer does not comply with these rules or an accepted alternative method, the distributor may: i) refuse, suspend or suspend delivery or ii) ask the customer to correct the service work or comply with the conditions of connection to the supply. The distributor requires the customer to pay for a new inspection of the works in accordance with the provisions of the AER. If the electricity distributor and a customer are unable to resolve a dispute over matters relating to these rules using the electricity distributor`s dispute resolution procedure provided for in the customer`s connection contract, the customer may attempt to have the matter resolved by the NSW Energy and Water Ombudsman (EWON) or another procedure in accordance with the terms of the contract. Management of safety and environmental risks These rules specify the technical requirements for maintenance and measurement work related to electrical installations. Electricians and accredited service providers who are trained and qualified to perform this work must do so in accordance with the terms of their utility`s licence, certification and approval.
They must comply with all applicable legal safety and environmental requirements. This includes the obligation to assess the safety and environmental risks associated with the performance of the work and to take appropriate measures to mitigate those risks. The general process is summarized as follows: a) identification of hazards associated with the work and construction site. (b) the risk assessment of the hazards identified. (c) take appropriate control measures to reduce risks. An example of this process is the use of an on-site risk assessment checklist (CCH) prior to the start of work. CHC includes a review of tools and equipment, as well as occupational safety and environmental risks. See AS/NZS 4836 “Safe working on low-voltage installations” for advice.
11 19 Section 1 – General requirements High voltage installation controller The owner, controller or operator of an overhead high-voltage installation service is an overhead contact line or air conductor operating at a voltage not exceeding 600/1000 volts between the distribution system of the electricity distributor and the place of supply. An air service is referred to in these rules as an overhead service. See Figure 1.1. The Service is subject to the ownership, control and maintenance of the electricity distributor as part of its network. The service does not include the support, electrical junction box or any other form of anchorage at which the service ends, but the service point strain terminal and the supply connection point (POA) device means the point(s) at which the conductors of an overhead contact line or of an antenna consumer`s electrical network are terminated on a customer`s building; Pole or structure. See Figure 1.1 and Common Coupling Point (CCP) The point of a distribution network that is electrically closest to a given load to which other consumers are or could be connected. See Figures 1.1, 1.2, 2.5 and 2.8. Note: The common coupling point was previously called the connection power point (connection point) the connection of the conductors of an electricity distributor to the consumer`s electricity grid.
See Figures 1.1 and 1.2. Note: The supply point is now also known as the RailCorp Connection Point RailCorp is the power distributor for electrical installations on railway properties in the 1500V DC electrified track area. The 1500V DC track area is currently bounded by Newcastle, Bowenfels, Glenlee and Dapto, and it is here that the overhead contact line for the 1500V DC electric traction system was built over the railway tracks. RailCorp also supplies a limited number of customers between Newcastle and Muswellbrook, Port Waratah, Kooragang and Werris Creek through its high-voltage distribution network. Service and metering equipment means the equipment of electricity distributors and/or accredited metering provider associated with the supply, control and metering of electricity to a customer. This includes associated devices that may or may not be provided by the energy distributor to measure and control (e.g. meters, current and voltage transformers, communication devices and lines), for protection (e.g. operational fuses), for support (e.g.
brackets), for connection (e.g. neutral connections, service junction boxes) and securing (e.g. seals) service, meter and control devices Service fuse A 100 amp fuse corresponding to clause 4.7.2 and located on the unmeasured side of the installation used for insulation and protection of total current measurement and insulation of customer installations. For services up to 100 A, operational safety assumes the role of the service protection device Service protection device The first protective device corresponding to clause 4.7 and located after the place of supply Transmission network Means a system of power lines and associated equipment operating at 220 kV or more. Also included are parts of a system operating at voltages between 66 kV and 220 kV, operating in parallel and supporting the transmission system, and parts of a system classified by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) as part of the transmission system. Underground service means underground cables operating at a voltage not exceeding 600/1000 volts between the electricity distributor`s distribution network and a customer`s place of supply.