Large connections

Large connections (100kVA +)

We plan upgrading work on our network months, sometimes years, in advance and this work is often driven by predictions on load growth. The more we know about possible new connections, the better we are able to plan for future and to avoid delays in service. All information given to PowerNet about possible development will be treated as confidential.

Information about the possible electrical loading i.e. will it be medium or large, approximately where the development is likely to be, and a timeframe will be required.

We will also need a schedule of any motors to be used. Normally your electrician will complete this information as part of the application.

Installation Connection Application

What factors have to be considered by PowerNet when processing an application?

  • How much electricity is required at the new site and how will it be supplied?
  • How much electricity is currently being supplied on that power line and whether it will be large enough to cope with the new power demand or will the power line need to be upgraded?
  • What other activity may be planned or likely to occur in the area in the next few years?
  • Will the new power line have an environmental impact and who should be consulted?
  • If a resource consent or an easement is required, how will that affect the application?
  • How should the new power line be designed?
  • What materials are required to build the new power line and their availability?
  • Can PowerNet complete the work within the timeframe to meet the customers expectations?
  • What specialist contractors may need to be involved?
  • If the power has to be turned off when building the new line, who will that affect and what will the impact be?