Temporary to Permanent - Residential

Changing your temporary residential connection to permanent?

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.
  • Contact details for the property owner.
  • Contact details for the person responsible for paying for the electrical connection.
  • Your electrical requirements for a residential connection (number of phases, fuse size, controlled load). If your connection is commercial you'll also need the nominated capacity and load profile details. Your electrician can provide these details.
  • If you have it, a site plan should 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 typically, as per WEL's Capital Contribution Policy, allow 5 working days to receive your quote if the application is for a basic installation and a suitable network is already available.

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.