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Smaller systems are typically installed in residential sites, with solar panels being the most common option, but may also include wind and other forms of generation.
Step 1: Read the following Documents
- Distributed generation ≤10kW information
- Technical requirements for the connection of distributed generation
Step 2: Advise Wellington Electricity via email of your connection proposal using the following form
- Application form for connection of distributed generation of ≤10kW
Note: May 2022 updated form.
Step 3: Connect your distributed generation system by following the connection standards to enable generation into Wellington Electricity's network
Step 4: Notify Wellington Electricity via email of your connection using the following form
Step 5: Wellington Electricity will contact you to confirm receipt of your connection notification and, if correctly completed grant final approval or advise next steps
Distributed Generation (DG) Application Timeframes
We are currently processing most small-scale DG applications within 15 days.
Need help on your distributed generation project?
- If you'd like to talk to one of our project managers about your distributed generation project, please contact us on 0800 248 148 or email [email protected]