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Listed below are documents, manuals, guidelines and standards for distribution design contractors who prepare electrical systems for us.

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Underground Construction Manual

Documents Published
Special Construction (PDF File, 1.1 MB)

Special Constructions which are approved for use but are not commonly used.

12 Jul 2017
Detailed Changes to Underground Construction Manual - Issue 9 (PDF File, 216.2 KB)

Document detailing the changes which were made with Issue 9 of the Undergound Construction Manual.

10 Jul 2015
MAIN INDEX (PDF File, 319.8 KB)

This is the Main Index of the Underground Construction Manual.

12 Jul 2017
Introduction (PDF File, 1.2 MB)

Introduction to the Underground Construction Manual & feedback procedure.

12 Jul 2017
Assemblies (PDF File, 15.6 MB)

Assemblies which make up the underground constructions, includes stock codes for materials.

12 Jul 2017
Construction Practices (PDF File, 4.4 MB)

Construction practices relating to the installation of constructions contained in the Underground Construction Manual.

12 Jul 2017
Trenching (PDF File, 17.3 MB)

Trench sections and alignments, including layouts for conduit at poles, padmount substations, HV switchgear and LV switchgear.

12 Jul 2017
Padmounted Substations (PDF File, 20.0 MB)

Construction for 11kV & 22kV padmount substations, including site requirements and finish details.

12 Jul 2017
Services (PDF File, 1.6 MB)

Underground LV service constructions.

12 Jul 2017
LV Construction (PDF File, 4.3 MB)

LV construction, including pole and switchgear termination constructions.

12 Jul 2017
HV Construction (PDF File, 6.3 MB)

HV construction, including HV switchgear and pole termination constructions.

12 Jul 2017
HV Switchgear (PDF File, 5.7 MB)

Construction for free standing HV switchgear, including site requirements and finish details.

12 Jul 2017
Earthing (PDF File, 4.9 MB)

Earthing constructions for plant contained in the Underground Construction Manual.

12 Jul 2017
Material Data (PDF File, 3.0 MB)

Data on standard cables, joints and terminations, including lugs and links.

12 Jul 2017
Fibre Optic Construction (PDF File, 1.9 MB)

Construction for optic fibre in the Underground Construction Manual.

12 Jul 2017
National Broadband Network (PDF File, 718.5 KB)

Construction for NBN infrastructure on Ergon Energy poles.

12 Jul 2017

Guidelines and Standards

Documents Published
STNW1174 Standard for Connection of EG Systems 30kW to 1500kW to a Distributor's LV Network (PDF File, 790.1 KB)

This standard provides information about rights and obligations associated with connecting EG systems 30kW to 1500kW to a Distributor's Low Voltage Distribution Network.

4 Sep 2017
BS001409R100 Ver 6 - Working on Roadway Manual (PDF File, 3.3 MB)

Provides Ergon Energy staff and contractors carrying out works on roads, with a set of uniform practices for the selection and placement of road signage, to instruct and guide road users in the safe negotiation of Ergon Energy controlled worksites.

21 Oct 2015
NA000403R471 Ver 1 - EMF Layout Design Recommendations (PDF File, 33.6 KB)

Provides distances from electricity infrastructure at which point it can be expected that magnetic field strength levels will fall below the recommended levels for continuous exposure.

17 Sep 2015
NA000403R376 Ver 4 - Access Track Construction Standards and Specifications (Maintenance Reference Standard) (PDF File, 909.0 KB)

Standard and specifications for the construction and maintenance of access tracks that are used to provide access for installation, repair and routine maintenance of Ergon Energy assets.

18 Mar 2013
NA000403R481 Ver 1 - Guideline for Adoption of CMEN Earthing System (PDF File, 277.6 KB)

The purpose of this document is to provide for adoption of CMEN earthing system in the Ergon Energy distribution network. This document provides an interim guideline / methodology for the adoption of CMEN earthing system as part of the network design.

27 Nov 2013
NA000403R482 Ver 1 - Supplementary Reference to Guideline for Adoption of CMEN Earthing System (PDF File, 204.1 KB)

This document is a supplement to NA000403R481 Guideline for Adoption of CMEN Earthing System and demonstrate how the example calculation is executed through each step.

27 Nov 2013
NA000403R461 Ver 4 - Requirements for Attachments on Ergon Energy Poles (PDF File, 203.9 KB)

Provides guidance to attaching third party equipment and banners.

17 Dec 2015
NA000404R100 Ver 2 - Power Coordination Guidelines Agreement between Ergon Energy and Telstra (PDF File, 1.6 MB)

Some basic guidelines to assist persons in determining suitable separation distances between Telstra plant and Ergon Energy HV plant to mitigate the effects of EPR on Telstra plant should an earth fault occur on Ergon Energy HV plant.

8 Oct 2008
PW000702R103 Ver 2 - Guidelines for Site Markings used by Distribution Line Designers (PDF File, 80.4 KB)

Guidelines to help identify the type of asset or action to be completed at a marked location, through a standard colour convention for pegs, finder stakes, tape and paint.

12 Nov 2012
PW000801F101 Ver 2 - External Design Resource Checklist (PDF File, 48.4 KB)

Resource checklist for external design.

23 Jan 2008
RSC04 Ver 7 - Standard Specification Clearing and Access Works for Overhead Powerlines (PDF File, 166.3 KB)

Describes the site preparation of the routes of proposed overhead power lines in rural areas and the provision of access for construction and future maintenance.

18 Mar 2013
RSC09 Ver 2 - Tunnel Boring Specification (PDF File, 77.3 KB)

Details requirements for the supply of materials and installation of polyethylene ducting for underground cables by horizontal directional drilling where such is required beneath obstructions, or for locations where necessary access for open excavation is not accessible or allowed.

5 Aug 2010
RSD03 Ver 4 - Specification for Engagement of External Design Resource (PDF File, 66.1 KB)

Details requirements for the engagement of external distribution line design resources to assist regional design teams to complete their works delivery program on schedule.

12 Sep 2013
RSD04 Ver 2 - Distribution Design Drafting Standard (PDF File, 2.6 MB)

Describes a minimum set of standards to be adhered to by Ergon Energy line design staff and external designers for the production of a construction plan associated with the development and or maintenance of the distribution network.

20 Dec 2011
*STNW1165 - Standard for Connection of Embedded Generators (PDF File, 0 Bytes)

Provides owners and proponents of embedded generation installations information about their rights and obligations for connection to and interfacing with the Ergon Energy network.

18 Aug 2016
STNW3389 Ver 1 - Standard for Electrical Design and Construction Requirements for Chamber Substations (PDF File, 289.8 KB)

Standard for Electrical Design and Construction Requirements for Chamber Substations .

5 May 2016
STNW3390 Ver 1 - Standard for Site Selection and Construction Requirements for Chamber Substations (PDF File, 333.8 KB)

Standard for Site Selection and Construction Requirements for Chamber Substations

5 May 2016

Distribution Design Manual

Documents Published
STNW3369 Ver 1 - Standard for Distribution Line Design Underground (PDF File, 820.1 KB)

Standard for overhead line design underground

6 May 2016
STNW3361 Ver 1 - Standard for Distribution Line Design Overhead (PDF File, 8.4 MB)

Standard for overhead line design

1 Mar 2017

Public Lighting Design Manual

Documents Published
Public Lighting Design Manual (PDF File, 2.5 MB)

Public lighting design, installation, maintenance and recovery are an integral role of Distribution Network Service Providers (DNSPs) in Queensland. In partnership with other Public Bodies, public lighting is installed and maintained at an agreed category of lighting and funding.

2 Sep 2014

Queensland Public Lighting Construction Manual

Documents Published
MAIN INDEX (PDF File, 277.0 KB)

This is the Main Index for the Public Lighting Construction Manual. NOTE - You can view each document individually on this webpage, or to activate the bookmarks to view the entire manual, save each document to the same folder on your computer (right click on each document link and select ‘Save Target As…’).

15 Jun 2017
Introduction (PDF File, 3.3 MB)

This is the Introduction for the Public Lighting Construction Manual.

15 Jun 2017
Assemblies (PDF File, 13.3 MB)

Assemblies which make up the public lighting constructions, includes stock codes for materials.

15 Jun 2017
Construction Practices (PDF File, 5.3 MB)

Construction practices relating to the installation of public lighting.

15 Jun 2017
Services (PDF File, 4.7 MB)

Overhead and underground services for supply to street lights.

15 Jun 2017
Columns Major Road (PDF File, 7.1 MB)

Street light pole and outreach construction to suit major road (category 'V') luminaires. Includes BIG, BPM and SBM pole constructions.

15 Jun 2017
Columns Minor Road (PDF File, 2.6 MB)

Street light pole and outreach construction to suit minor road (category 'P') luminaires. Includes BPM galvansied poles and nostalgia constructions.

15 Jun 2017
Pole Brackets Major Road (PDF File, 4.9 MB)

Brackets for attachment to Distribution Pole poles to suit major road (category 'V') luminaires.

15 Jun 2017
Pole Brackets Minor Road (PDF File, 2.2 MB)

Brackets for attachment to Distribution Pole poles to suit minor road (category 'P') luminaires.

15 Jun 2017
Flood Lighting (PDF File, 3.2 MB)

Construction for watchman lighting and pedestrian crossings.

15 Jun 2017
Joint Use (PDF File, 2.5 MB)

Instructions for the installation of mobile antennas on street light poles (Energex only). This section also includes the joint use of traffic light poles for attachment of luminaires (both Ergon Energy and Energex).

15 Jun 2017
Bulkhead Luminaires (PDF File, 629.7 KB)

Energex only section of the manual. Instructions for bulkhead luminaires used in tunnel lighting.

15 Jun 2017
PE Cell Conversion (PDF File, 1.9 MB)

Energex only section of the manual. Covers conversion from control wire to PE cell and maintenance construction for control wire.

15 Jun 2017
Control Wiring (PDF File, 1.2 MB)

Energex only section of the manual. Covers control box wiring information to suit construction covered in the PE cell conversion section.

15 Jun 2017

Overhead Construction Manual

Documents Published
Detailed Changes to Overhead Construction Manual (PDF File, 113.8 KB)

Issue 21 to the Overhead Construcion Manual

5 Jul 2017
Help File (PDF File, 746.3 KB)

How to use the Overhead Construction Manual effectively

10 Jul 2017
11,22,33kV Construction Concrete Pole (PDF File, 9.5 MB)

11,22,33kV Concrete pole constructions including single & double circuit constructions & OHEW

5 Jul 2017
11,22,33kV Construction Steel Pole (PDF File, 4.6 MB)

Steel pole top constructions

5 Jul 2017
11,22,33kV Construction Wood Pole (PDF File, 17.0 MB)

11,22,33kV Wood pole constructions including single & double circuit constructions & OHEW

5 Jul 2017
Assemblies (PDF File, 35.9 MB)

Assemblies are the group of individual items that are used to make up each construction

5 Jul 2017
Cable Termination Poles (PDF File, 10.9 MB)

Cable termination construction from above the cable termination. Cable termination and bracket supplied in UG manual

5 Jul 2017
Construction Practices (PDF File, 14.9 MB)

Construction Practices includes information on splicing and connections, Hand ties, Statutory clearances, Agreements, NBN Co. Clearances

5 Jul 2017
Design Information (PDF File, 795.8 KB)

Information for Designers to be aware of

5 Jul 2017
Earthing Concrete Pole (PDF File, 2.0 MB)

Earthing Constructions for Concrete Poles

5 Jul 2017
Earthing Nailed and Steel Butted Poles (PDF File, 9.9 MB)

Earthing Constructions for Nailed Hardwood Poles & Steel Butted Hardwood Poles

5 Jul 2017
Earthing Steel Pole (PDF File, 846.8 KB)

Steel Pole Earthing constructions

5 Jul 2017
Earthing Wood Pole (PDF File, 13.7 MB)

Wood pole earthing constructions

5 Jul 2017
Fibre Optic Cable Construction (PDF File, 2.5 MB)

Ergon Energy owned fibre optic constructions

5 Jul 2017
Introduction (PDF File, 2.3 MB)

Introduction folder includes feedback form & amendment status sheets

5 Jul 2017
LV Construction (PDF File, 3.0 MB)

Low Voltage (LV) ABC and open wire constructions

5 Jul 2017
Main Index (PDF File, 849.5 KB)

Main Index

5 Jul 2017
Manufacturing Detail Concrete Pole (PDF File, 29.2 MB)

Manufacturing details for the standard concrete poles used in this manual

5 Jul 2017
Manufacturing Detail Steel Pole (PDF File, 2.1 MB)

Manufacturing details for the standard steel poles used in this manual

5 Jul 2017
Material Data (PDF File, 4.6 MB)

General information on clamps crimp lugs & sleeves and helical fittings

5 Jul 2017
National Broadband Network (PDF File, 3.0 MB)

NBN Co. Overhead constructions

5 Jul 2017
Pole Stay Construction (PDF File, 3.8 MB)

Aerial & Ground stay constructions for Concrete, Steel & Wood Poles

5 Jul 2017
Reactors (PDF File, 1.4 MB)

SWER Reactor construction

5 Jul 2017
Regulators (PDF File, 11.7 MB)

Regulator constructions including SWER, LV, 11/22 open & closed delta and 33kV Star connected

5 Jul 2017
Services (PDF File, 11.3 MB)

Overhead Service Constructions and Sag Charts

5 Jul 2017
Special Construction (PDF File, 21.6 MB)

Special Constructions that are approved for construction but are not commonly used

5 Jul 2017
Stringing Charts (PDF File, 10.1 MB)

Stringing charts for bare & covered conductors @ 900Pa & 1200Pa wind pressures for regions AB & C

5 Jul 2017
SWER Construction (PDF File, 3.6 MB)

SWER constructions

5 Jul 2017
Switches (PDF File, 14.5 MB)

Switch constructions for LV & HV

5 Jul 2017
Transformers Concrete Pole (PDF File, 3.2 MB)

Concrete Pole Transformer constructions

5 Jul 2017
Transformers Wood Pole (PDF File, 7.4 MB)

Wood Pole Transformer constructions.

5 Jul 2017

Cultural Heritage

Documents Published
PW000702F101 Ver 2 - Native Title Notification Request Form (PDF File, 21.1 KB)

Request form for Native Title notification.

5 Dec 2012
PW000802R101 Ver 2 - Identify Native Title Impacts on Works (Reference) (PDF File, 30.4 KB)

Identify and manage the impacts on Native Title of proposed works within the Ergon Energy distribution network.

9 May 2016
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