Last updated: 01:43pm, 24th Mar 2020
As an essential service, Northpower’s priority is to keep the power and fibre broadband running for our customers, ensuring the ongoing reliability of our networks and the safety of our staff and community during this Level 4 response. Find out more about what to expect during this time and how to contact us.
Depending on the size and height of your load you may require a High Load Permit from Northpower.
If you fail to obtain a High Load Permit and damage our network, you could be liable for repair costs.
The size of your load will determine what's required.
We'll check the proposed route for you and if it's clear of low lines, we'll issue a permit.
If there are low lines along your route, we may need to escort you along the route at no charge.
We'll check the proposed route for you and if it's clear of low lines we'll issue a permit.
If there are low lines along your route we'll arrange an escort, however a charge will apply.
Written approval is required from the New Zealand Transport Agency.
If we need to temporarily disconnect any of the lines, a 15 day notice period is needed so we can inform affected customers.
Please fill out our High Load Permit Request Form and return at least five working days before you're transporting your load.
We'll then process your application and advise what assistance we'll provide, along with any applicable charges.