With more Victorians embracing community batteries, solar gardens and other types of distributed energy resources, making network data accessible to a broader audience is an important step for the energy transition.
This site provides a selection of resources which respond to requests received from a diversity of project proponents, local governments and new energy service providers.
Please note that all information accessible here is general in nature. It suits projects at an early stage of planning such as information gathering, pre-feasibility or feasibility stages.
Once you have developed a project scope and plan and need a connection agreement, then please visit our myEnergy online service to submit a connection application. More detailed network data requests relevant to your specific project will then be managed as part of this request.
Network Visualisation Portal
This geographical map contains multiple layers of information about the capacity of our distribution networks. 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.
Its release follows extensive testing and development of a similar mapping tool in 2022 following our Electric Avenue Feasibility Study. This identified the need for a permanent solution that meets the rising demand for network data to help various organisations. Some of the reasons for the data sought included:
- planning for targeted solar promotions
- planning for third-party owned neighbourhood batteries
- supporting academic research into new energy solutions
- identifying suitable sites for distributed energy resources including large-scale renewable generation
- offering demand management or voltage services.
We will update the data available at least annually.
A future version of the portal will also provide constraints data and demand forecasts for distribution substations on the low voltage network.
We welcome all feedback to improve the portal. Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Distribution Annual Planning Report and Transmission Connection Planning Report
The Distribution Annual Planning Report (DAPR) 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.
Minimum Demand Systems Limitations 2022 DAPR
United Energy Network Constraint Map Guide 2022
Distribution Voltage Information Template 2022
Load trace data 2022 DAPR
Maximum Demand Systems Limitations 2022 DAPR
Distribution Annual Planning Report DAPR 2022
Info about actual and forecast limitations on UE electricity distribution network and details of these limitations, where they are expected to arise within the forward planning period for this DAPR.
Transmission Connection Planning Report (TCPR) 2022
A joint report on transmission connection planning in Victoria, prepared by the five Victorian electricity distributors – including United Energy.
2022 Victorian Terminal Station Demand Forecast
Terminal station demand forecast and the causes of differences between these and AEMO’s connection point forecasts for Victoria.
Regulatory Investment Test for Distribution
A Regulatory Investment Test for Distribution (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.
Heatherton HT ZSS Final Project Assessment Report
This Final Project Assessment Report has been prepared by UE in accordance with the requirements of the National Electricity Rules version 196.
Heatherton HT ZSS Notice of Determination
Notice of Determination Report (Heatherton Zone Substation Protection and Control Room Assets Condition)
Cranbourne Station terminal electricity supply
This project relates to the transmission connection assets at Cranbourne Terminal Station (CBTS) and as such is subject to a regulatory investment test for transmission (RIT-T).
2021/22 Summer Distribution System Augmentation Program
Inviting proposals from non-network providers for alternative options to our DSS and Summer Saver demand response programs.
2021-2022 Summer DSS
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.
United Energy Autumn 2022 Voltage Performance Report
UE Q2 2022 Voltage Performance Report
United Energy Winter 2022 Voltage Performance Report
UE Q3 2022 Voltage Performance Report
United Energy Spring 2022 Voltage Report
United Energy Summer 2023 Voltage Report
United Energy Autumn 2023 Voltage Report
United Energy Winter 2023 Voltage Report
Zone substation data
We also make available historical load data on a Zone Substation level. This raw data is provided in a CSV format only.
Demand side engagement strategy
United Energy provides a Demand Side Engagement Strategy to assist non-network providers in understanding our framework and processes for assessing demand side options. This engagement strategy also discusses our consultation process with non-network providers.
As consumers generally continue to require more electricity to meet their needs, nonnetwork providers are having an increasingly important role in the supply of electricity. Where technically feasible and economic, non-network options can help to address localised constraints in the network and thus defer network augmentation. As such, non-network options have the potential to meet rising demand at a lower cost to consumers.
This strategy provides information on how United Energy will engage with non-network providers and how it will consider non-network options.
This report provides information on the amount of electricity consumed at both postcode and Local Government Area (LGA) 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 2019 and provides information on a monthly and yearly basis. This will be updated every 6 months in February and August each year.
*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.
Network data request
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can request network data from United Energy. We’ll need your contact details and the purpose of your request, so we can ensure that the correct data is provided.
For more information or to submit a request, please fill in the Network data request form.