At this stage there will be no changes to the way we are working with ASPs and other partners to plan and schedule outages that allow for new customer connections and other work on the network to proceed.
An ‘ASP1 Live LV Work Planning Assessment’ Form has been created for planning low voltage (LV) works (i.e. assessing whether LV work should be carried out live or de-energised) in accordance with Ausgrid’s Electrical Safety Rules 2019/0.
Some customers in Ausgrid’s network area have had their premises damaged or destroyed in recent bushfires. To minimise hardship for these customers, we will be waiving several connection and network charges for sites notified to us as impacted by Retailer
Please note – if your company does not return your Company Acknowledgement by 1 March 2020 you will need to cease ALL work on Ausgrid’s network relating to your ASP authorisation until you have returned your acknowledgement.
Ausgrid have introduced another supplier of 11kV distribution switchgear for installation within chamber or basement distribution substations. The new switchgear is the Siemens 8DJH which is now available for purchase.
We have now completed the last of the risk assessments for the Live Work Project. These risk assessments have determined that the following Stage 3 Live Work Tasks are now able to be performed live in accordance with the Electrical Safety Rules 2020.
All cables and conduits detailed in underground plans in the vicinity of the proposed works must be exposed, and excavations must be cleared of spoil to a minimum of 200mm around any cable covers, joints, cables or conduits.
No worker should be in a trench greater than 1.5m deep unless support has been installed; and all excavations should be carried out in accordance with the SafeWork NSW’s Code of Practice for Excavation Work.
ASP companies are required to review the attached ESR Amendment Advice 2020/0, understand and comply with the ESR changes, and complete the ASP company acknowledgement detailed in this Alert by 14 September 2020.
This alert confirms that from 9 July 2020, appropriately authorised Ausgrid employees and, where appropriate, external partners and ASPs, will be able to perform the following Stage 2 Live Work Tasks (in accordance with the Electrical Safety Rules).
This alert confirms that from 27 March 2020 appropriately trained and authorised Ausgrid employees, and where applicable, contractors and ASPs will be able to resume Substation and Underground Stage 1 Live Work Tasks.
A recent failure of a transformer neutral connection resulted in significant damage to a customer’s premises. The investigation revealed that the incorrect cable and connectors were used for the neutral