New Residential Connection

Want to connect your home to the WEL network?

Before starting your application please read WEL’s Network Connection Standard and make sure you have the following details handy:

  • 1

    The site address details and if possible your Lot and/or DP number.

  • 2

    Details of your nominated electricity retailer. 

  • 3

    The name and contact details of your electrical contractor.

  • 4

    The contact details of the property owner.

  • 5

    The contact details of the person responsible for paying for the electrical connection.

  • 6

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

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FAQs

  • We first send applications of this type to your nominated electricity retailer for their acceptance. Once this acceptance is returned to us we can begin our quote process.

    Usually for standard connection applications, allow 5 working days to receive your quote in line with WEL's Capital Contributions Policy.

    For non-standard connection applications that are complex and require design to be completed, allow 12-16 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, completeness of the information you provide us and whether an easement is required.

  • Usually we don’t 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 the full list of Connection FAQs or contact WEL Networks.

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

Generating your own energy?

If you are generating energy via alternative sources - for example solar panels, wind, batteries, gas, diesel and biomass (vegetation) - we call this Distributed Generation (DG) and it allows you to connect to, and input any surplus power into the WEL network. 

More about Solar/DG