Work near power lines
Please note that we will be operating on low staff levels, with only essential fault work being performed over the Christmas and New Year period to give our staff a well-deserved break. Therefore, the close-off date for the completion of all close approach requests will be Monday 4 December.
We will not be accepting or processing applications for close approaches between Monday 4 December 2023 and Monday 8 January 2024. Please remember that a minimum of ten (10) working days is required to process your application. If your application has a work or start date before Monday 5 January 2024, it will be automatically declined.
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.