Distributed Generation describes equipment which is connected to Waipa Networks Ltd (WNL) system and is capable of injecting surplus energy back into the network. Examples of distributed generators include solar panels, diesel generators, microturbines (wind) and gas turbines.
Waipa Networks supports the development of safe and reliable Distributed Generation. If you wish to connect any Distributed Generation to our network, please see details below.
All areas of Waipa Networks are considered to be uncongested at present. However, regular assessments will be carried out to determine what areas on our network will be congested due to the addition of future distributed generation. Any congested area on our network will be updated in this section.
WNL Approved Inverters List
The inverters you are installing must comply with AS4777. A list of Waipa Networks approved inverters can be found here.
In the majority of distributed generation connections (once completed) the Electricity Authority’s Regulated Terms from the Code Part 6.2 will apply. This regulated term can be found here. However Waipa Networks and the distributed generator may enter into a connection contract at any time and these contract terms shall take precedence. If contracted terms cannot be negotiated and agreed within 30 days following notice to Waipa Networks of the intent to form a contract then the Regulated Terms shall apply. Any changes to contracted terms shall be by mutual agreement.
For full information about the connection of distributed generation, please click here.
Distributed Generation Policy
Apart from the regulated terms, the installation of your distributed generation must also comply with the Waipa Networks Distribution Policy which can be found here.
Note – when it comes to ongoing electricity charges, we recommend you read our March 2016 customer newsletter and April 2016 Pricing Schedule to ensure you are fully informed. These can be found by clicking here. Please contact us if you have any queries.
• How to connect distributed generation 10kW or less in total to WNL networks (Part 1)
• How to connect distributed generation 10kW or less in total to WNL networks (Part 1A)
• How to apply for distributed generation above 10kW in total
**Note that, for distributed generation 10kW or less in total, you can apply under Part 1A if the distributed generation
a) is designed and installed in accordance with AS4777.1 and AS4777.2
b) meet WNL Distributed Generation Policy
• Application form for distributed generation 10kW or less in total
• Initial Application form for distributed generation above 10kW in total
• Final Application form for distributed generation above 10kW in total
For any other enquiries related to the connection of distributed generation to WNL network, please contact: