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News & Views

8th September 2021

Essential Energy is making changes to Ancillary Network Services charges

Following a recent review of the Ancillary Network Services (ANS), Essential Energy is applying changes to several Ancillary Network Services (ANS) charges, effective from 30 September 2021.  

These changes include: 

  • Applying 2019-2024 Australian Energy Regulator (AER) approved charges for Ancillary Network Services (ANS) which are not currently charged for. The first charge will recover the costs they incur to inspect work by an electrical contractor that requires submission of a Certificate of Compliance for Electrical Work (CCEW) to Essential Energy.
  • Switching to a new secure online Payment Gateway (managed by the ANZ bank) to collect ANS charges via credit card payment.

Transitioning some high-volume and low value ANS charges to upfront payment. The first charges to transition are the Certificate of Compliance for Electrical Work (CCEW) Inspections, Re-Inspection of Electrical Work and Notice of Service Work (NOSW). Charges will apply at the time the CCEW or NOSW is submitted via Secure Web Forms (SWF). Other charges will transition to upfront payment over time. 


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