MainPower needs to check if a suitable power supply is available to your property. Just because a pole or service box is near your boundary, does not mean it is suitable for your installation. If power is not readily available, we will provide a new power design and quotation for your power supply.


If you are not sure, please give us a call on 0800 30 90 80. If you do not have a power supply at your boundary, please complete a new power supply request.

Need some help?

Do you have power to the boundary?

What does this mean?

We’ll need to check if a suitable power supply is available to your property.


You’ll be looking for a pole or service box near your boundary, but this does not necessarily mean it is suitable for your installation. If power is not readily available, we will provide a new power design and quotation for your power supply.


If you are not sure, please give us a call on 0800 30 90 80.

What do you need?

What does this mean?

Please select this option if you want a permanent residential connection or if you are switching from a temporary connection to a permanent connection.

What does this mean?

Please select this option if you want a permanent non-residential (commercial) connection or if you are switching from a temporary connection to a permanent connection

What does this mean?

Please select this option if you would like to amend an existing supply (e.g. Underground conversion, increasing capacity, sub-main works or maintenance etc.) or if you require a quotation for an entirely new separately metered supply.

You are booking a DG Application

Change connection type ​

Select this option if you have an electrician supplying and installing their own temporary connection or if you require more than a single phase 30Amp temporary connection.


Please note, MainPower no longer offer MainPower owned temporary builders' supplies.

Your electrician or an approved provider from the following list, can arrange a temporary builders' supply with MainPower.


SafePower Services

0800 POWER UP (0800 769 3787)

https://safepowerservices.co.nz/


Jamie Nutbrown Electrical

0800 563 583

jamienutbrownelectrical@gmail.com


Vircom Ltd

0800 436 726

enquiries@vircomems.co.nz

http://vircomems.com/


Hanmer Alpine Electrical & Air Conditioning

Office: 03 315 7955

After hours: 027 441 3101

andy.ockwell@alpineelectrical.nz

www.alpineelectrical.nz

Areas serviced: Hanmer, Lyford, Rotherham, Waiau, Culverden, Engineers Camp, Harwarden, Waikari, Cheviot and Maruia township.


Please note, there may be a charge for processing a new connection. All costs for temporary power are the responsibility of the customer.

You are booking a Electrician Temporary Supply

Change connection type ​

Please agree to the applications terms & condition before continuing

Important information for building and electrical contractors

1. Application for Temporary Supply and New Connection

1.1 All applications for supply are to be made on the Network Connection Application online form on this page. Alternatively you can contact MainPower directly.

1.2 In normal circumstances, a new installation will not be connected to the supply until such time as MainPower has received notification from the Electrical Contractor.


2. Electrical Contractor’s Responsibility

2.1 It is the Electrical Contractor’s responsibility to ensure that proper provision is made for underground supply. On the MainPower network only MainPower approved contractors are permitted to access service boxes, link boxes or kiosks.

2.2 Where the Electrical Contractor has installed the service main to the power pole, they must contact MainPower to advise that the service cable is required to be raised and terminated. This is chargeable to the Electrical Contractor or customer. Only MainPower approved contractors are permitted to climb poles or access pole fuses.

If this application is for a subdivision, please ensure you have read and understood the Subdivision Requirements.

You are booking a New power supply

Change connection type ​

Please select this option if you want a permanent non-residential (commercial) connection or if you are switching from a temporary connection to a permanent connection

You are booking a Non-Residential New Connection

Change connection type ​

Please agree to the applications terms & condition before continuing

Important information for building and electrical contractors

1. Application for Temporary Supply and New Connection

1.1 All applications for supply are to be made on the Network Connection Application online form on this page. Alternatively you can contact MainPower directly.

1.2 In normal circumstances, a new installation will not be connected to the supply until such time as MainPower has received notification from the Electrical Contractor.


2. Electrical Contractor’s Responsibility

2.1 It is the Electrical Contractor’s responsibility to ensure that proper provision is made for underground supply. On the MainPower network only MainPower approved contractors are permitted to access service boxes, link boxes or kiosks.

2.2 Where the Electrical Contractor has installed the service main to the power pole, they must contact MainPower to advise that the service cable is required to be raised and terminated. This is chargeable to the Electrical Contractor or customer. Only MainPower approved contractors are permitted to climb poles or access pole fuses.


3. Water Heating

3.1 MainPower will control all domestic water heater cylinders 180 litres and above.

3.2 Booster elements in solar water heaters are to be controlled by MainPower.

3.3 Booster elements in diesel water heaters are to be controlled by MainPower.


4. Mains

4.1 A certificate of compliance must be provided before any connection to the network can be completed.

4.2 If the load is above 60 Amp 1-phase or 32 Amp 3-phase, please consult MainPower’s Network Services team.

4.3 Additional requirements may apply to cover installations with large fixed-heating loads. Advice should be obtained from MainPower’s Network Services team before any wiring of mains is commenced on these particular installations.

4.4 Commercial Installations: The minimum size mains shall be: 3-phase 16 sq.mm plus 16 sq.mm Neutral in areas reticulated on 3-phase supply.


Please ensure you have read and understood the Network Connection Agreement and Network Connection Standards documents before completing your application.


MainPower looks forward to assessing your application and connecting you to our distribution system.

Please select this option if you want a permanent residential connection or if you are switching from a temporary connection to a permanent connection.

You are booking a Residential New Connection

Change connection type ​

Please agree to the applications terms & condition before continuing

Important information for building and electrical contractors

1. Application for Temporary Supply and New Connection

1.1 All applications for supply are to be made on the Network Connection Application online form on this page. Alternatively you can contact MainPower directly.

1.2 In normal circumstances, a new installation will not be connected to the supply until such time as MainPower has received notification from the Electrical Contractor.


2. Electrical Contractor’s Responsibility

2.1 It is the Electrical Contractor’s responsibility to ensure that proper provision is made for underground supply. On the MainPower network only MainPower approved contractors are permitted to access service boxes, link boxes or kiosks.

2.2 Where the Electrical Contractor has installed the service main to the power pole, they must contact MainPower to advise that the service cable is required to be raised and terminated. This is chargeable to the Electrical Contractor or customer. Only MainPower approved contractors are permitted to climb poles or access pole fuses.


3. Water Heating

3.1 MainPower will control all domestic water heater cylinders 180 litres and above.

3.2 Booster elements in solar water heaters are to be controlled by MainPower.

3.3 Booster elements in diesel water heaters are to be controlled by MainPower.


4. Mains

4.1 A certificate of compliance must be provided before any connection to the network can be completed.

4.2 If the load is above 60 Amp 1-phase or 32 Amp 3-phase, please consult MainPower’s Network Services team.

4.3 Additional requirements may apply to cover installations with large fixed-heating loads. Advice should be obtained from MainPower’s Network Services team before any wiring of mains is commenced on these particular installations.

4.4 Commercial Installations: The minimum size mains shall be: 3-phase 16 sq.mm plus 16 sq.mm Neutral in areas reticulated on 3-phase supply.


Please ensure you have read and understood the Network Connection Agreement and Network Connection Standards documents before completing your application.


MainPower looks forward to assessing your application and connecting you to our distribution system.