Work near power lines
We are currently experiencing resourcing issues within our specialist team that supports this service. Therefore, until further notice, applications for this work will require 10 working days to process. We thank you for your patience and support during these challenging times.
To manage the risk to the public and our staff during COVID traffic light system , our staff will wear face masks when interacting with customers.
When meeting our staff, please maintain 1 metre social distancing and wear a mask.
If you have cold or flu symptoms, we recommend that you delay applying for a Cable Location or Close Approach. If you have already applied and are feeling unwell, please let us know so that we can postpone.
If you want to operate machinery or undertake other work in close proximity to Top Energy’s power lines or other electrical equipment, you need consent to ensure the work is conducted safely, and to avoid any costly damage to the electricity cables.
Approving your Close Approach Consent will take a minimum of 10 working days. Complex jobs may take longer. Additional time may be required to arrange for outages or other safety management arrangements to be scheduled.
Due to a high volume of applications for wood lot and forest harvesting, applications for this type of work will take a minimum of 16 working days' notice in order to process. Please apply with as much notice as possible to avoid delays.
Working close to power lines and other electrical equipment can be dangerous. There is no application fee. However, if a Top Energy Asset Protection Officer is required you will be charged for their time.