Street Lighting

Want to request new street lighting onto the WEL network?

Here are some things you should know:

  • The street light installation itself is not a WEL asset, however it must have WEL approval before being connected to WEL’s network for livening.
  • WEL owns the street light cabling up to the point of connection.
  • There are two types of street lighting applications:
    • New Subdivision Street Lighting - This relates to new subdivisions where there is no existing street lighting in place.  
    • Bucket ICP Street Lighting - These requests normally relate to councils and the like, where streetlight infrastructure already exists and the request is to simply add an additional street light to WEL’s network. These types of applications are to be submitted under an ‘increased load’ application.

To submit a New Subdivision Street Lighting application you'll need:

  • To read WEL’s Network Connection Standards.
  • The site address details and if possible your Lot and/or DP numbers.
  • Details of your nominated electricity retailer. Visit www.powerswitch.org.nz to choose a retailer.
  • The name and contact details of your electrical contractor and/or designer (if applicable).
  • Applicant contact details.
  • The contact details of the person responsible for paying for the electrical connection.
  • Your electrical requirements (number of phases, fuse size, controlled load and nominated capacity). 
  • A Streetlight Reticulation Plan (compliant with WEL's Network Connection Standards), along with your load profile.

Note: Before livening the installation, the streetlights must be inspected (at the applicant’s expense) and the appropriate certification provided to WEL, e.g. Certificate of Compliance (CoC), or  Electrical Safety Certificate (ESC), Record of Inspection (RoI) and As-Built documentation for updating WEL’s Geographic Information System (GIS).

 

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How long will the process take?

It depends on the complexity of the project but typically, as per WEL's Capital Contribution Policy, street lighting takes between ten to twelve weeks to provide a fixed price quote.

This allows time to:

  • Undertake an electrical engineering capacity assessment of our network.
  • Produce a network design.
  • Undertake commercial pricing analysis.

Providing all relevant information at the start of the process will help make the process as efficient as possible.

Is there an application fee?

Yes there is an Application fee required before we can commence design and analysis of your project. To find out more 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.