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Topic # 52693 6-Dec-2009 05:03
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Quick question
Has anyone on these forums built a house recently?

I am wondering what the cost was to set up your temporary power supply and meter? The one they stick on a pole in a box with a couple of fuses and 240v power outlets.




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  Reply # 279685 6-Dec-2009 09:03
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Guess that would depend where in nz you live.

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  Reply # 279689 6-Dec-2009 09:37
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Hi Ray

No two connections are they same.  The network provider (Unison in our case) will charge you a fee for them to establish a service point for you.  This cost can vary, subject to what assets and capacity they have in the area.

Your electrical needs to build the connection to the service point for you.

On the Unison website you can find there daily and unit charges here - important to know the energy retailers typically mark up the network providers charges by more than 100%.

You can also contact the New connections team here, whom with the information you provide (address etc) be able to give you a rough price.

Good luck
David



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  Reply # 279715 6-Dec-2009 12:26
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ok, thanks. I looked up on contacts website and it said i have to wait till monday to talk to them. I was hoping to have a shed near the road connected.

anyhow i shall wait and give them a call. I am hoping its in the hundreds - not the thousands.




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  Reply # 279736 6-Dec-2009 15:53
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Basically to deal with the energy retailer you need to complete the Unison NC1, then submit it.

Unison will then provide the retailer with a quote for the network to supply to the location.

The quickest way will be to ask Unison...

This garage, is there a house on the property?  if to, cheapest option will more than likely to get power from the house.



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  Reply # 279782 6-Dec-2009 19:43
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The house is about 900m away and the shed is about 20m from the step-down transformer out on the roadside so i thought it will just be cheaper to get a new connection there.

Thanks for your help




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  Reply # 279789 6-Dec-2009 20:03
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raytaylor: The house is about 900m away and the shed is about 20m from the step-down transformer out on the roadside so i thought it will just be cheaper to get a new connection there.

Thanks for your help


You would be correct - however get two monthly charges then as well (~$30) - but at around $14k to get service between the shed and the house (very rough guess), it would take 40 years to make it worth while...


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