Changing connections

Looking to make changes to an existing connection? Perhaps you want to increase or reduce the power supply on your property. Here’s the information you need.


Fees to change your connection:

If you’re decreasing load, we don’t charge a fee for this. However your electricity retailer may at their discretion.

If increasing in load, an inspection fee of at least $98 including GST is charged, depending on what work needs to be done. Load increases can also incur additional connection fees.

In the application process, you will need to agree to any applicable fees.

Changing supply of power

The supply of power to a property can vary over time, which is quite common for commercial users given the changing business needs. If you are planning to increase or decrease the amount of power you consume on a property, it’s important to inform Waipā Networks so we can make the necessary arrangements.

Combining connections

Combining meters is common for properties with multiple dwellings or units, as it can be more efficient to only have one meter.

For example, if you run an Airbnb accommodation, have a granny flat or sleepout, this may be the perfect option for you.

The process of combining connections is easy.
Step 1: Apply to combine the connections
Step 2: Allow your registered electrician to complete the work at your end.
It’s that simple!

How long does it take to change a connection?

Connection timeframes vary depending on the complexity of the connection. It could range from a couple of days for a simple connection to a few weeks for more complex connections. It is best to apply as much time as possible.

Ready to upgrade or change your connection? Complete the application form:


If you have any enquiries about upgrading or changing a connection

Contact us or head to our FAQs