Registered Electrical Contractor resources

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This information is designed to support Registered Electrical Contractors (RECs). They play an important role in providing electrical services to customers.

Our REC helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phoning: 1300 360 410

Connection technical advisors

Our Connection Technical Advisors are the people you can turn to when you need advice on technical matters, such as understanding or complying with Service Installation Rules.

To contact a CTA, you can login to eConnect and make a technical enquiry or call our REC hotlines.

CitiPower: 1300 132 894

Powercor: 1300 360 410

If required, you can arrange for a Connection Technical Advisor to visit you on site.


When you receive my paperwork from the retailer, do you call me and book the job?

When there’s a booking for a service truck or our metering section, we’ll call you to arrange a time.

Documents and Resources

Tie-in works documents and resources

    Sign up for the Tech Talk newsletter

    Tech Talk is our newsletter keeping RECs informed about changes in the electricity industry and other news that may affect your work. We send this out a few times each year via email and SMS. All RECs who are currently registered with CitiPower and Powercor will receive a copy.

    To sign up for Tech Talk or check your details, visit eConnect.

    Become a recognised contractor

    When a development requires connection to our distribution system, customers are responsible for arranging and funding the electrical distribution works. They have a choice of whether to use Powercor or a Powercor approved REC to complete contestable work such as project management, design and construction of the new distribution assets. In all cases, we undertake the final network connection.

    We maintain a list of recognised contractors who are referred to customers seeking support for augmentation works on their electricity supply.

    Contractors on this list are required to meet minimum electricity industry skills standards and to identify the particular capabilities offered.

    We don’t provide any warranty in regard to the work or engage contractors directly on behalf of the customer, but being on the list is another way of being considered for new business.

    To find out more or to apply to be a recognised contractor, please see the documents provided on this page.

    Documents and Resources

      Access the technical standards and work practices website

      The Technical Standards and Works Practices website (Contractor Portal) has been developed for the use of approved contractors, recognised Option 2 contractors and partner groups, such as councils, government departments, specialty companies, etc.

      To access the information via a secure website whenever you need it, simply register your details below and we’ll send you a username and password to access two sets of resources:

      Company details

      Max. filesize 3MB. Please upload only pdf, doc, docx, xls, xslx, pages, numbers, jpg, tiff, bmp, png, txt, csv, rtf, odt or ods files. Note that if form submission fails, please re-upload attachment.

      Your details

      Your NMI number appears on the bill you receive from your retailer