Keeping trees trimmed
Trees that grow too close to power lines can become a dangerous hazard, especially for children who might like to climb them.
Branches can break and fall on to lines, especially during high winds and storms, putting public safety and property at risk as well as interrupting power supply. By working with you, Wellington Electricity can help you avoid this safety risk and help reduce the chances of a loss of you and your neighbours’ power supply.
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Arranging a new connection
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.
Arranging a temporary connection
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.
Digging near power poles and underground cables
If you are planning on doing any digging on your property – including building a fence, landscaping or major gardening, concreting, excavation, putting in a pool, or construction – you should check the location of any underground cables before you start.