Connection Charge

A connection charge is the upfront payment made by customers who require a new electricity supply infrastructure and/or an upgrade of an existing infrastructure to cater for additional power supply. The connection charge is imposed as part of TNB’s cost to build the infrastructure for an electricity supply.

Type of Customers

Consumers are categorised based on the supply voltage level, as follows:

Category 1: Supply voltage of 132 kV and above
Category 2: Supply voltage from 6.6 kV and below 132 kV
Category 3: Supply voltage below 6.6 kV

Statement of Connection Charges
Connection Charges for Category 3
  • Connection charge depends on the type of consumer/ metering used. The charge is as per Schedule 1.
  • Applicable only for request of supply not more than 6 kilometer away from the nearest available supply (that could meet the requested load demand)
    • Should the nearest available supply be unable to meet the requested load, the supply may have to be drawn from the nearest substation. In this case, the connection charge still applies as long as the distance does not exceed 6 km
    • Should the distance exceed 6 km, the consumer will only pay for the size of the cable necessary to meet the requested load in excess of 6 km based on full cost of the cable, even though a larger cable may be laid by TNB to meet the demand of other consumers
  • For individual domestic Category 3 where extension of the mains and/or service is limited to planting of not more than 3 poles, the connection charge is as per Schedule 3.
  • For individual Category 3, if there is requirement for the extension of the cable network and substation involving supply voltage above 6.6 kV and below 132 kV, the connection charge is 50% of the project cost to be paid by the consumer