If you are building a new residence or commercial premises and there are already low voltage lines or cable running past the boundary, connection will generally present no complications.
Your electrician will be able to arrange the connection with us, and all you will need to do is advise them of your preferred electricity retailer.
However, if there is no existing available point of connection (a utility pole, pillar or pit) on your property boundary we will need to carry out a small network extension. In this case please contact one of the Wellington Electricity accredited contractors listed below. A Capital Contribution to the value of the work is usually needed as a condition of approval which our contractor will advise you of.
Accredited Wellington Electricity Contractors for small network extensions:
Downer Power & Gas
Tel 0800 339 977 option 1
Tel 04 570 5710
If you have any enquiries about this process, please see the links below or contact us on 0800 248-148.
Where there is no existing low voltage network, or where the new load is significant compared to the capacity of the existing lines, then other issues arise. Additionally, connection of multi-residential, large commercial or industrial installations usually requires detailed technical and commercial consideration. In these cases Wellington Electricity will assess and deal with your enquiry – please contact us on 0800 248-148 and select option 5.
- A registered easement in favour of Wellington Electricity is required for any new network assets located on private land.
- The easement shall be granted at no cost to Wellington Electricity.
- A full survey of the easement area is required and the appropriate easement documentation is available through Wellington Electricity.
- Older lines, poles, cables, substations or other network equipment installed on private land or within buildings before 1993 are protected under existing use rights in the Electricity Act 1992.