Network data

Making network data accessible to a broader audience is an important step for the energy transition. This page provides a selection of data links and resources which respond to requests from project proponents, local government and new energy service providers.

Please note that this information is general in nature. It suits projects at an early stage of planning such as information gathering, options definition or pre-feasibility stages. Once you have developed a project scope and plan and need a connection agreement, visit eConnect to submit a connection application. More detailed network data requests relevant to your specific project will then be managed as part of this request.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can request network data via our network data form on myEnergy. We’ll need your contact details and the purpose of your request, so we can ensure that the correct data is provided.

Piclo Flex: online flexibility marketplace

Access to network data is critical to the development of non-network solutions. To improve visibility of constraints on our network, we’ve partnered with UK technology company, Piclo Energy, to develop a cloud-based flexibility marketplace.

Using it is simple – all you need to do is register your asset, wait for new competitions to be released in your area and submit your bid all in the same easy-to-use platform.

Go to Piclo Flex

Network Visualisation Portal

This geographical map contains multiple layers of information about the location of our distribution network assets and opportunities to support the network. These layers provide:

  • constraints on sub-transmission lines, zone substations and high voltage feeders, which are opportunities for demand management
  • high voltage network maps illustrating the locations of the sub-transmission network, zone substations and high voltage feeders
  • load trace data for zone substations
  • network boundaries relative to Local Government Areas and postcodes.

When used with other network planning, and consumption data series available on this page, the portal allows more people to access opportunities on our networks.

Go to the Network Visualisation Portal (sign up required for access)

 

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Distribution Annual Planning Report (DAPR) and Transmission Connection Planning Report (TCPR)

The Distribution Annual Planning Report (DAPR) for CitiPower and Powercor provides an overview of the current and future changes we propose to undertake on the network. The information contained relates to both the current year and five year forward planning including forecasts, system limitations, projects and investments.

The Transmission Connection Planning Report (TCPR) document sets out a joint report on transmission connection asset planning in Victoria, prepared by the five Victorian electricity Distributors – including CitiPower and Powercor.

DAPR and TCPR downloads

All of our DAPR and TCPR documents are available for download via Hightail.

Regulatory Investment Tests for Distribution (RIT-D)

A RIT-D establishes consistent, clear and efficient planning processes for distribution network investments in the national electricity market.

Distribution businesses must assess applicable network investments under the RIT-D.

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RIT-D downloads

Russell Place RIT-D

    Brunswick Supply Area RIT-D

      Dock Area RIT-D

        Collingwood (B) Zone Substation

          Ballarat East Zone Substation

            REFCL RIT-D

              Network voltage reports

              Effective voltage management is critical for integrating all forms of distributed energy resources into our networks.

              Our network voltage reports are submitted quarterly to the Essential Services Commission and the reports published here summarise the data provided.

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              Network voltage downloads

                Register of completed embedded generation projects

                This register of completed embedded generation projects has been developed to improve the level of technical information available to interested parties on generators that have been successfully connected to both the CitiPower and Powercor distribution networks. Completed embedded generation projects will only be named if their project information is publicly available as part AEMOs generator registrations process, applicable to generator projects >5MW.

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                Register download

                  Zone substation data

                  We make historical load data available on a zone substation level. This raw data is provided in a CSV format.

                  Zone substation downloads

                  All of the CitiPower and Powercor zone substation data files are available for download via Hightail.

                  Consumption data

                  This report provides information on the amount of electricity consumed at both postcode and Local Government Area (LGA) levels in the CitiPower and Powercor regions. We receive requests for this data from time to time, particularly to support community-based energy projects and industry research and are pleased to make it freely accessible.

                  The time series commences from 2016 and provides information on a monthly and yearly basis. This will be updated every 6 months in February and August each year.

                  Data is provided on three customer categories – residential, commercial and solar. To protect the privacy of our customers, only aggregated information is provided. For more on how we protect the interests of individual customers, please see our privacy policy.

                  *Please note that we are reviewing the solar customer data as part of our quality assurance process. We will post updated information as quickly as possible. In the meantime, you can rely on all other information being accurate.

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                  Consumption data downloads