Builder's Temporary Supply

Setting up a temporary connection while you're building?

You'll need: 

  • To read WEL’s Network Connection Standards.
  • The site address details and if possible your Lot and/or DP number.
  •  Details of your nominated electricity retailer. Visit www.powerswitch.org.nz to choose a retailer.
  • The name and contact details of your electrical contractor.
  • The contact details of the property owner.
  • The contact details of the person responsible for paying for the electrical connection.

Your electrical requirements (number of phases, fuse size).  If you have it, a site plan can also be provided.
Your electrician can provide these details.

How long will the process take?

It depends on the complexity of your new connection but if the application is for a standard connection as per  WEL's Capital Contribution Policy, allow 5 working days to receive your fixed price quote.

For non-standard connections requiring design to be completed, allow 8-10 weeks to receive your fixed price quote.

Once we’ve received your signed quote acceptance and deposit, allow a further 10-12 weeks until construction commences.

These timeframes are indicative and may be impacted by resource availability, material items with long lead times, providing incomplete information and whether an easement is required.

Is there an application fee?

Typically we do not charge an application fee for standard connection applications, but we may ask you to pay a non-refundable application deposit for non-standard connections.

To find out more read our FAQs or contact WEL Networks.

What are the Terms and Conditions of Contract?

All goods and services and WEL equipment supplied by us are supplied on the basis of the quote together with these terms and conditions.

Read the full Ts and Cs here.