Every new project needs site-specific consideration for its power supply. Contacting us early in your project planning process will prevent unnecessary delays and unwelcome surprises in your project.
You must arrange for the work to be designed, quoted and built by an Aurora Energy approved contractor. These contractors meet Aurora Energy standards to work on the electricity network. You can obtain quotes from more than one contractor.
We normally own and maintain all equipment up to the property boundary and any transformer or high-voltage switchgear located on site.
All other equipment inside the boundary is owned and maintained by you or the property owner.
Big developments will generally need easements. Easements are put in place to give permission for equipment within private properties that supply two or more customers, or that crosses through another property.
Take a look at the information we have on easements.
Aurora Energy is an energy distributor and does not sell electricity. Electricity retailers sell electricity to customers. They are who you pay your bill to.
You will need to choose a retailer or discuss your requirements with your existing retailer who will arrange for metering and for your connection to be livened. See the list of retailers operating on our network.
Network electricity prices include the cost of transporting electricity along the Aurora Energy network. These charges are billed directly to your electricity retailer.
For most customers there are two components to these prices:
- A fixed daily charge
- Variable changes - a network charge applied to each unit of electricity consumed
Your retailer (who you pay your bill to) adds these amounts to their own charges to make up the final bill you receive each month. You can find out more about electricity pricing here.
Get in touch
If you require a supply availability letter for your resource consent application, or any clarification, please contact [email protected] or call us on 0800 22 00 05.