Getting Connected

Temporary connections

Temporary connections give builders and other tradespeople access to electricity at a building site where there is no existing connection to our network.

Wellington Electricity treats a temporary builder's connection the same as any other new connection. Often the electrician will install the temporary supply box on the section and arrange for a Wellington Electricity Approved Contractor to connect it to the network.

In many cases the temporary supply box is positioned close to the final location of the meter box on the house, so the cable that connects the temporary supply to the Wellington Electricity network can also be used to connect the finished house to the network. This saves work when the house is completed and the temporary supply box is no longer required.

To arrange a temporary connection, please contact your electricity retailer.

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In an emergency please contact our 24 hour Electricity Emergency Line

0800 248 148

For all other matters, please view our contact details here or call your electricity retailer