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Do I have to have a pillar or can I keep an overhead connection?

You can keep an overhead supply when: you have an existing overhead electricity supply to your house, you only require a standard electricity supply, you can meet all the relevant safety requirements, such as clearances near swimming pools, etc., and your power connection has not been abolished (if your power supply has been abolished then you need to apply for a new connection). All new electricity connections and their associated connections must be undergrounded (there are some exceptions in rural areas). New connections can be requested via the Residents tab in new connections.