The SA Power Networks Technical Standards documents provide requirements for:
- design and construction of overhead and underground distribution lines; and
- design and construction of telecommunication facilities.
These Technical Standards apply to all equipment to be connected to the SA Power Networks LV and HV distribution network and third party telecommunication facilities attached to SA Power Networks assets. They also detail the obligations of customers when selecting electrical equipment and requirements for ongoing maintenance.
The Technical Standards are for use by SA Power Networks employees, engineers, building work contractors, licensed electrical contractors and registered electrical workers who are directly engaged in activities associated with construction of new distribution lines to be connected to the SA Power Networks distribution network. The telecommunications Technical Standard is for use by our employees, third party telecommunications companies and designers who are engaged in telecommunications activities associated with the use of SA Power Networks distribution network.
These Technical Standards also contain information that may be useful for consultants, architects, SA Power Networks customers and the general public.
Guidelines for SA Power Networks Crossings of the Electrified DTEI Railway Network
Trench/Conduit Standard for underground Cable Network.
Construction Standard for underground Cable Networks.
TS099 Distribution and Sub-Transmission CAD Drafting Standards
Electrical design standard for underground cable networks.
Public lighting standard for overhead and underground networks.
Test Standard for underground Cable Networks.
TS105-A-(Forms) Standard Forms for SA Power Networks’ Underground & Overhead Distribution Cable Networks
TS105-F-25 Facilities Access Notification of Works Form
TS105-F-30 Certificate of Test; LV cables, continuity test
TS105-F-6 Installation details: Recloser / Controller / Sectionaliser / Fuse
Overhead line design standard for transmission and distribution systems.
This Technical Standard specifies the standard distribution equipment and transformer room's location, land tenure, access, construction and provision of permanent supply requirements for a new or upgraded installation that will be a component of SA Power Networks distribution network.
This technical standard describes SA Power Networks general earthing requirements. It provides guidance to all personnel involved in the planning, design, selection, installation and/or testing of permanent earths associated with high voltage (HV) and low voltage (LV) installations on the SA Power Networks electricity distribution network. This technical standard is also applicable to electricity supply installed to provide a service point for the connection of a customer from existing low voltage mains.
This standard details the design, manufacturing, delivery, jointing, terminating and commissioning requirements for 66kV underground cables.
TS116 - Technical standard for the installation of CCTV Equipment on SA Power Networks' Poles & Lighting Columns.
TS129 Small Inverter Energy Systems (IES) - Capacity not exceeding 30kW
TS130 IES above 30kW and up to or equal to 200kW
Technical connection requirements for 200kW or more into the network.
This standard details SA Power Networks' requirements for the design and construction of telecommunication facilities, including third party facilities, that are to be installed on the SA Power Networks distribution network.
TS317 Substation Design – Indoor and outdoor lighting standard