Generating your own electricity

Smaller systems

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

Step 2: Advise Wellington Electricity via email of your connection proposal using the following 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

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