Energising your newly built home

When it comes to electricity or gas, nothing goes without two crucial partners:

  • the supplier: the company that procures the energy needed to supply you.
  • the system operator: the company that operates the network via which you are supplied.

But when you build a new home, there’s another player that you’ll need to get the electricity flowing:

  • A licensed electrical contractor to determine the capacity needed, select the equipment and carry out the installation work at your premises, among other things.

If you also want gas at your newly built house, a couple of additional parties come in:

  • A licensed gas contractor, again to determine the capacity needed, select the equipment and carry out the installation work at your premises, among other things.
  • The competent chimney sweep to take care of emissions and safety aspects.
  • Possibly an electrical contractor, e.g. if you want a particular kind of controls installed.

Your system operator will provide you with all the information you need on making your electricity or gas connection.

Steps to take

  1. Consult our Tariff Calculator (in German) to find out your system operator and a list of the suppliers working your area.
  2. Contact your system operator and notify it that you require system admission.
  3. The first step is for the system operator to connect your site to the network. This process is referred to as admission. Your system operator will tell you what documentation is required to make the connection, e.g. the contractor’s and chimney sweep’s reports that certify that everything has been installed properly.
  4. You should also contact the electricity and gas suppliers of your choice as soon as possible, and make a supply contract with them. You cannot be provided with energy until you have done this.
  5. For the physical connection to be made, your system operator must also install a meter at your premises, to record your energy consumption.
  6. Conclude a contract, known as a system access contract, with your system operator. This contains all the details required to enable electricity or gas supply.
  7. As soon as the necessary documentation has been received, you have a system access contract and have concluded a supply contract with the supplier of your choice, your energy can start to flow.