Homes Victoria - Big Build


NEN provided management consulting, commercial, regulatory and technical advice to Homes Victoria to execute their vision of providing affordable and sustainable energy to residents of six social housing developments as part of the Victorian Government’s Big Build.

Project budget: ~$5B


Homes Victoria

Year Completed



Various Big Build locations across Melbourne, Victoria


The project involved Homes Victoria procuring the best solution to enable the sharing of benefits of renewable energy with the residents of larger social housing developments. NEN Consulting were appointed to assist with the assessment of whether engaging an ENO would achieve the objective. 

There were various challenges, most notably is that this project was undertaken during a highly volatile time in the electricity market when a review on general exemption orders for ENOs was in place. 


NEN Consulting provided clear and concise advice on benefits to the social housing residents with the engagement of an ENO.  NEN Consulting produced an economic model for each of the six sites which were located within different Distributed Network Service Providers (DNSP) throughout Melbourne.  

We also provided options to de-risk the commercial engagement to maximise the benefits for the social housing residents.


Our work for this client included:

  • Regulatory advice including but not limited to:
    • Embedded network process
    • Connection and Tariff charges and policies
    • Embedded network regulation
    • Identifying and de-risking the engagement including General exemption order review outputs
  • Preparation of Economic modelling tool 
  • Economic cost and tariff charge modelling
  • Prepared tender documentation for engagement of ENO
  • Key interface management
  • Key technical issue management

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