Temporary Power Poles
After the pole is installed, Poles and Holes will submit the required information to Energex and your nominated retailer and Energex will send Poles and Holes an email with the EWR # (Electrical Works Reference number).
Poles and Holes will text that EWR # to the builder or the nominated person on our order form to ring the retailer (Origin or AGL) and open an account for temporary power. The retailer will advise that there is a new connection fee (currently $469.90) which covers 2 visits by the Energex crew – one to energise the temporary pole and one to swing the wires from the pole to the permanent position at the end of the job.
O/Head TBS 40 Amp
O/Head TBS 80 Amp
Underground 80 Amp
The initial cost to install an underground pole is $950 + GST ($40 pw thereafter). This is made up of install pole, submit connection paperwork to Energex, pick up pole, 12 weeks rent and a $100 allowance to our Electrical Contractor to feed the cable up into the Energex green pillar and to check there is sufficient fuses available for the new connection.
Only a licensed electrical contractor with a safety observer is allowed to remove the cover from the pillar to pull our cable from the pole into the pillar to make ready for Energex to complete the connection. If his invoice is higher than the $100 allowance due to distance travelled or site specific issues then we bill the difference to you.