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For Developers

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

If you are looking to buy a property or wondering if you can connect to the electricity network use this form to request information.  

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Sub-dividing up to 5 lots in local urban areas

If you are dividing your urban section into two or slicing it up into no more than five lots you will need to apply for a new power supply and pay a capital contribution before you can connect the new property to the power network.  If the property is within 30 m of an existing Counties Power pole, pillar or other network connection point, the process should be relatively simple.  You can start the ball rolling by asking for a small lot reticulation quote.  It’s a good idea to do this before you commit to subdividing so there are no surprises later.   The quote will confirm whether the property is truly urban, locate the nearest connection point, and determine if the network has enough capacity to support the new property.  Counties Power will then provide a capital contribution quotation.  The capital contribution you will need to pay for small lot urban subdivisions with the most common capacity needs.

Required capacity
(fuse rating)

Residential Connection
(Per connection excl GST)

Commercial or Industrial
(Per connection excl GST)

Single phase up to 63 amps

$650

$1,300

Two or Three phase up to 100 amps per phase

$800

$1,500

PLUS additional per road crossing

$500

$500

Request a small lot reticulation quote now!


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 Contribution Policy.  Counties Power contributes (provides subsidy) towards network additions in its area at the following rates:

Required Capacity
(fuse rating)

LV Contribution
(per connection)

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.

$540

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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.  

Get a services plan and reticulation quote now!


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. 

Get a quote for your large commercial or industrial development now

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