New Residential Connection

Want to connect your home to the WEL network?

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, 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.

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 you can expect your quote within five working days.

For non-standard connections it may take between six to eight weeks to provide your fixed price quote. This allows time for the design to be completed and a quote to be issued. This timeframe will vary if an easement is required. Will I require an easement?

Providing all relevant information at the start of the process will help ensure it is as efficient as possible.

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 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.