Counties Power constructs underground and overhead services in sub-divisions in its fast growing network area and beyond. Please talk to us about your development plans to receive a services plan and reticulation quote. Every project is different, so we will work with you to understand your specific needs and share ours. From your initial application we aim to respond within two weeks (10 working days), setting expectations on design parameters, delivery time frames (for both a quote and an indication on likely construction lead, start and finish times) and in starting the scope process. The size and complexity of the project, and seasonal development demands can also affect our time frames, but we’ll keep you informed.
Your cooperation in providing required information and gathering the necessary consents and approvals from relevant agencies prior to design finalised is therefore really important to a positive outcome for your project. Once we receive your approved agreement, with payment, we’ll be able to programme the work and give you timeframes for delivery and completion.
You have the option of using your own civil contractors in some areas, or engaging Counties Power for the whole project. Reticulation within the Counties area is scheduled at the time a capital contribution is received. Reticulation outside the Counties Power area is contract driven.
REQUESTING PROPERTY INFORMATION
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Sub-dividing A Section
Sub-dividing more than 5 lots in local urban areas
Counties Power provides power reticulation plans and capital contribution quotes for all sub-divisions in its network area. Its experienced construction crew reticulate subdivisions both locally and in other areas. Projects are scheduled at the time you pay your capital contribution and can normally be commenced within 16 weeks of payment being received. When complete, Counties Power takes ownership of the local reticulation, so that it can be maintained and repaired to a consistent standard. The responsibilities of developers and of Counties Power for reticulation costs are set out in the Capital Contributions Policy. Counties Power contributes (provides subsidy) towards network additions in its area at the following rates:
Subdivisions greater than 50 lots within the high growth areas set out within Auckland’s Rural Urban Boundary and the Waikato District Council’s Pokeno Structure plan.
This contribution is only available where Counties Power has reticulated the power within the development.
Sub-dividing in local rural areas
Sub-dividing in rural areas can be more complex than it seems. It’s easy for the untrained eye to mistake a private service line for a part of the Counties Power network and assume that the nearest connection to the network is closer than it is. Request a reticulation plan and capital contribution quote early in your planning for rural sub-divisions for housing or commercial purposes. The responsibilities of the developers and of Counties Power for reticulation costs are set out in the Capital Contribution Policy. Counties Power does not provide a contribution toward reticulation in rural areas.
Large local Commercial & Industrial developments
Counties Power’s network is located on the Auckland urban fringe and closely connected by motorway to Hamilton and the Port of Tauranga. We support the area's well established commercial vegetable growing and processing operations, as well as the area's strong farming sector and its primary processing operations. The Counties area is enjoying strong growth in demand for commercial and industrial power supplies and is seeing large-scale residential development across the network.
If you are considering a large scale commercial or industrial operation in the Counties Power area, contact our Commercial Manager now.
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