Greenfield Embedded Network

A Greenfield embedded network is a new site development with no existing supply connection/metering. A physical new connection of supply is required and the metering will be established as a ‘parent’ meter in the market to allow ‘distribution’ and ‘on-selling’ to future ‘child’ customers.

Greenfield embedded network connection requires:

  1. Creation of parent metering and energisation
  2. Creation of physical supply Connection
  3. Embedded Network establishment

The diagram below explains the process flow in establishing a Greenfield Embedded Network site.

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In cases where we haven’t received a Part A/Part B the site will be connected as a standard NMI, however an Embedded Network Code (ENW Code) will not be assigned or published in MSATS until a fully completed Part A form is received.

Becoming an Exempt Embedded Network Service Provider (EENSP)

Electricity is supplied to End Users in an embedded network by an EENSP

Under section 13 of the National Electricity Law anyone who owns, controls or operates a distribution system must either be:

(a) registered with AEMO (Australian Energy Market operator) as an NSP (Network Service Provider);  or

(b) exempted from the requirement to be an NSP by the AER (Australian Energy regulator).

Anyone seeking exemption from the requirement to register as an NSP must apply to the AER.  If the exemption is granted, that person becomes an EENSP.

To assist potential applicants for exemption, the AER has published an Electricity Network Service Provider Registration Exemption Guideline (Guideline), which is available at:  www.aer.gov.au 

Appointing an Embedded Network Manager (ENM)

You may require an ENM to be appointed.The ENM role was introduced under the AEMC’s (Australian Energy Market Commission) Power of Choice reforms.

For more information on the role of the ENM is available here 

Submitting a request

Requests to set-up an Embedded Network can be made via eConnect

Part A and Part B forms are available on our Documents and further information page

Important information for ENO/ENM