Underground services can be useful when rectifying obstructions like a service over a pool or no access to a point of attachment.
The overhead service from the pole to the point of attachment at the customer house is obstructed by a pergola. This requires either removal of the obstruction, service relocation, or conversion to an underground service.
The overhead service is obstructed by a carport. This requires either removal of the obstruction, service relocation, or conversion to an underground service.
The overhead service has insufficient clearance from the shed in back corner of the yard. Rectifying this may require removing the shed, relocating the service, or converting the service to underground.
A 1.5m clearance around Evoenergy assets is generally required. Refer to our website for more information: www.evoenergy.com.au/safety/building-near-utility-assets
The overhead service goes over a pool. The service should have been changed to an underground service if the appropriate building applications were submitted. This can be resolved by rerouting the service from a neighboring pole, relocating the point of attachment of changing to an underground service.
Clearances are outlined in AS 3000 Clause, 6.3 and Utilities Networks (Public Safety) Regulation 2001 Clause 26, both available at www.legislation.act.gov.au.
This is an approved overhead service connection, clear of defects and compliant with the Service and Installation Rules.
Example G – H
Attachments like basketball hoops, floodlights, awning fixtures, and security cameras on Evoenergy’s infrastructure are prohibited. Keep all private assets clear from power poles and other energy assets.
Private power poles and assets
Private power poles can be identified by looking for a yellow Private Pole tag or a number starting with ‘P’. If there is a private power pole on your property, you are responsible for its maintenance and safety as the owner of it.
We offer fee-for-service line inspection, testing and maintenance services for private powerlines and poles. While we are not responsible for testing or maintaining private assets, if we become aware of a problem with a private pole or asset while inspecting Evoenergy-owned assets, we will notify you.
Maintaining private power poles involves regularly inspecting and maintaining them with qualified electricians. The base of the poles should be kept clear of vegetation and clutter, and trees should be kept clear of powerlines. It’s important to check for line defects such as broken cross arms, leaning poles, missing nuts and bolts, wires too close to the ground, loose or damaged insulators, and broken or damaged pole stay-wires.
We also recommend you check insurance coverage for pole replacement or damage caused by defective private powerlines or poles. For more information read our private powerlines and poles factsheet or contact us on 13 23 86.