Before we can complete your Distributed Generation connection, we’ll need to get some important information from you and a number of different parties, including:  You, as the customer.

  • Your chosen electricity retailer, who you will hold the electricity purchase/sale agreement with, and will provide a two-way meter to enable this process.
  • Your chosen electrician, who will help you complete the application form. It pays to obtain a quote and check the cost includes the Livening Agent and Electrical Inspector.
  • The provider of your DG equipment, who will supply technical information and support.
  • An Electrical Inspector (arranged by your electricity retailer).
  • Horizon Networks, as the network owner.
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To install Distributed Generation equipment on our network for solar or wind generation you'll need to apply for a Distributed Generation connection.

We offer two types of Distributed Generation connections: 10 Kilowatts or less, and over 10 Kilowatts.

Please be aware there is an application fee for a Distributed Generation connection.

Do you have a Retailer?

Please select whether you have a Retailer chosen below.
If not we will provide you with a list of Retailers that operate on our Network.

Your Distributed Generation

What size is your Distributed Generation level?


Contact a Retailer

Please contact an Electricity Retailer of your choice to sign up for electricity, this needs to happen before we provide you a connection to our Network. A selection of Retailers operating on our Network is provided below (clicking the link will take you to their website) or use PowerSwitch www.powerswitch.org.nz to help decide. Once completed, please proceed to Obtaining a Quote.

AS4777.1

Does your design & install meet AS4777.1?

Inverter

Does your install incorporate an inverter?

Protection Settings

Does your installation protect settings as per our standards?

Small Scale Distributed Generation Policy

From 23 February 2015 provided your application conforms to Part 1A of the Regulations you may apply under the Small Scale Distributed Generation (SSDG) Policy.

 

 

If you have read the above policy documents and you wish to apply to have distributed generation with a capacity of 10 kilowatts or less connected to Horizon Energy’s network, please complete our application form. Send it to us together with the application fee and all of the information and supporting documentation specified in the application form.

We will follow the process and timelines set out in the Horizon Energy Distributed Generation (<10kW) Policy in considering and responding to your application.

 

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Distributed generation with capacity of 10 kilowatts or more

The following connection and operation standards outline the process and requirements for installing distributed generation with capacity of above 10 kilowatts on Horizon Energy’s network.   In all cases Horizon Energy encourages you to contact us as soon as possible so that we can assist you in complying with the requirements for connection.

If you have read the above policy documents and you wish to make an initial application to have distributed generation with a capacity of above 10 kilowatts connected to Horizon Energy’s network, please complete the initial application form.  Send it to us together with the application fee and all of the information and supporting documentation specified in the initial application form.

We will follow the process and timelines set out in the Horizon Energy Distributed Generation (>10kW) Policy in considering and responding to your initial application. You must make a final application within 12 months after receipt of the information from Horizon Energy if you intend to proceed to connect to our network.

 

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Distributed generation with capacity of less than 10 kilowatts

The following connection and operation standards will apply if you wish to generate your own electricity on-site via a small scale (10 kilowatts or less) generator connected to Horizon Energy’s network:

If you have read the above policy documents and you wish to apply to have distributed generation with a capacity of 10 kilowatts or less connected to Horizon Energy’s network, please complete our application form. Send it to us together with the application fee and all of the information and supporting documentation specified in the application form.

We will follow the process and timelines set out in the Horizon Energy Distributed Generation (<10kW) Policy in considering and responding to your application.

Download Application Form

Distributed generation with capacity of less than 10 kilowatts

The following connection and operation standards will apply if you wish to generate your own electricity on-site via a small scale (10 kilowatts or less) generator connected to Horizon Energy’s network:

If you have read the above policy documents and you wish to apply to have distributed generation with a capacity of 10 kilowatts or less connected to Horizon Energy’s network, please complete our application form. Send it to us together with the application fee and all of the information and supporting documentation specified in the application form.

We will follow the process and timelines set out in the Horizon Energy Distributed Generation (<10kW) Policy in considering and responding to your application.

Download Application Form

Distributed generation with capacity of less than 10 kilowatts

The following connection and operation standards will apply if you wish to generate your own electricity on-site via a small scale (10 kilowatts or less) generator connected to Horizon Energy’s network:

If you have read the above policy documents and you wish to apply to have distributed generation with a capacity of 10 kilowatts or less connected to Horizon Energy’s network, please complete our application form. Send it to us together with the application fee and all of the information and supporting documentation specified in the application form.

We will follow the process and timelines set out in the Horizon Energy Distributed Generation (<10kW) Policy in considering and responding to your application.

Download Application Form

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