If you’re subdividing land and applying for a resource consent from your local council, you'll need to get a Resource Consent Clearance from us as part of your application.
A Resource Consent Compliance advises Whangarei District Council or Kaipara District Council that there's access and connection to the Northpower electricity network available from your land, as required by council.
Reticulated electricity and telecommunications supply need to be provided to the boundary of each lot.
Where the proposed land usage doesn't require electricity and telecommunications supply or it's uneconomic to do so, a no supply encumbrance may be registered on the title.
Where applicable, electrical and telecommunications easements shall be registered over new and existing plant to ensure the security of supply.
For further details please refer to:
Whangarei District Council Environmental Engineering Standards Section 8.
Kaipara District Council Engineering Standards Section 10 - Network Utilities.
Complete a new subdivision application with us. We will then let you know of any resource consent requirements for your subdivision. If the electricity reticulation hasn’t been completed, we're happy to assist and can also do this work for you. Please contact us to discuss.
Once the subdivision is complete, we'll confirm that a satisfactory electricity supply has been provided and any relevant electricity easements are in place.
If the work hasn't been carried out by us, we'll need to check that it meets council and Northpower standards before issuing an Resource Consent Clearance.
Please contact us before work begins and provide us with a copy of your proposed design that shows the location; connection point to the existing electricity network; details of materials; equipment and construction methods used; cable details (type, size, length, depth, protection, phase); connection point for each property or proposed supply; and proposed loading and phasing requirements.
We'll also need to see your proposed voltage drop calculations from the distribution transformer to the connection point for each lot, including verification that the voltage is within limits (6%) at each connection point.
This includes the last lot on the line. Conductor details for Northpower's network can be provided if required.
Please provide us with your statutory approval via a notice of intent (route application) to telecommunications companies for high voltage works.
If there are any works required to the road, you will need to provide your District Council or NZTA Corridor Access Request (CAR).
To issue your Resource Consent Clearance when work is complete, please provide us with as built plans of completed reticulation; all equipment specifications; results from underground cable megger tests; data sheets for high voltage equipment and a certificate of compliance.
We'll come and do a site assessment and liven your new connection.
If the reticulation crosses private property, an electricity easement will need to be created befroe we can issue a resource consent clearance.
Vesting is where reticulation and equipment is transferred to Northpower ownership. This means we'll take over the responsibility for it, including ongoing inspections and maintenance.
For further information please contact us for a vesting form.
If reticulation is to remain privately owned, you'll need to obtain a licence to occupy from your District Council, or a service agreement with the New Zealand Transport Agency.
Please also see information on our Capital Contribution Policy.