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Welcome to one of New Zealand’s fastest growing areas. When you connect to the Counties Power network you connect to a power network that is 100% locally owned and operated. Just choose the option that best describes what you are doing.

Distributed Generation

Distributed generation is solar, wind or other generation that feeds power back into the grid.

STEPS

This process is for people installing solar panels, wind generation or any kind of small scale power generation that will feed power back into the grid.  If your generator is to supply your household only, and you are not pushing electricity back into the grid, then see our renovations section instead.

  1. Apply to connect a distributed generation device.
  2. Have the installation installed by a certified service provider.
  3. The installer will issue a Certificate of Compliance.
  4. Sign up with an energy retailer.
  5. Request an import/export meter through your retailer and provide the COC document.

TIPS

  • Your application to connect a distributed generation device will be acknowledged within two days.
  • It can take up to thirty days for your application to be considered. 
  • If your distributed generation system capacity is up to 10 kW and is a pre-approved inverter your application will be processed even quicker - within ten business days.
  • Once approved, you will have one year to install your generator.  The installation is not complete until it has been through all inspection phases.
  • More detail is available in our information packs for distributed generation up to 10 kW or over 10 kW  and the Distributed generation requirements policy.
  • A PDF copy of the up to 10kW DG1 application forms can be found here
  • A PDF copy of the over 10kW DG2 application forms can be found here

Start Now!

Apply for Distributed Generation up to 10kW >

 

Apply for Distributed Generation over 10kW >

 

 

Moving into an existing home, farm or business

Moving into an existing home, farm or business

New Build in active new sub-divisions

Anselmi Ridge, Pokeno Village Estate and more...

New Build in active new sub-divisions

Anselmi Ridge, Pokeno Village Estate and more...

New Build - other parts of the Counties area

New Build - other parts of the Counties area

Renovations with no new major electrical appliances

Renovations with no new major electrical appliances

Renovations with new major electrical appliances

Renovations with new major electrical appliances

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