Arranging electricity infrastructure

An online installation connection application must be completed for all new and proposed subdivisions, this can be found here. Subdivision plans should be attached to the application so that PowerNet can complete a design for the electrical reticulation. We will complete the design and price the works required.
The developer will be required to contribute towards the cost of the installation and may be required to contribute towards the cost of upgrading the local electrical network to accommodate the new subdivision. The level of contribution will depend on the cost of the work, the size and location of the development and the capital work required to upgrade the local network in order to support the increased electrical load.

PowerNet has a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of the electrical reticulation on our network and that it has been installed to specified standards so that we can provide a reliable service to customers.

PowerNet takes ownership of the new reticulation in order to have ongoing responsibility for managing, controlling and maintaining the electricity reticulation.

The work is carried out by PowerNet after receipt of acceptance of the quote by the developer. Payment is required before work commences. The time frame for completion of the work depends on the developers’ construction programme, the time of year (work can be weather dependent), if there is a lead time required for some of the materials and PowerNet’s commitments.

When the installation is complete and accepted we send the developer a completion letter.

Please be aware that easements may also be required to ensure that PowerNet has legal rights to locate lines, cables and equipment as well as access to maintain the network.