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New and additional power supply
Apply for an electricity connection 
 
Eskom is strategically committed to connecting both existing and new customers to the national power grid as quickly as possible, thereby helping them to implement their long-term business plans or, in the case of the residential sector, helping households to move into their new homes. 
 
Residential customers                  Business customers 
 
Building your own electricity connection
Eskom offers a mix of specially tailored products in support of the long-term growth plans of both existing and new business customers. One of these products allows you to build an electricity connection yourself.
 
    • A self-build connection project enables you to get connected to the national power grid much faster.
    • Moreover, it allows you to switch on and power your new or expanded business operations much earlier.
 
Self-build projects are designed for:
    • A customer undertaking one self-build project.
    • A customer undertaking multiple self-build projects at multiple locations and at different times.
    • Multiple customers undertaking one self-build project (as in the case of a development).
 
All self-build project applications will be considered irrespective of the size of supply requested
 
 Self-build projects 

Follow this checklist to ensure that you provide Eskom with the necessary information and the required documentation to expedite and process your self-build connection and distribution infrastructure application.