Here is information on what to do if you need Aurora Energy to relocate its electrical equipment, for example to make way for new construction or roading.
Moving equipment on private property
Owners or occupiers of private land may give written notice to Aurora Energy that they require Aurora Energy’s electrical equipment to be moved (Section 35 of the Electricity Act 1992).
The full cost of moving the equipment, including the cost of creating any necessary easements, is payable by the land-owner, or occupier, and must be carried out by an Aurora Energy authorised contractor. Aurora Energy may also set additional reasonable conditions, depending on the nature of the equipment to be moved, and the extent of the proposed movement.
Notify us or via an Aurora Energy authorised contractor if you need electrical equipment moved on private property.
Moving equipment in the road reserve
Local authorities and other bodies or persons having jurisdiction over roads, may give notice requiring Aurora Energy to alter the position of equipment within the road reserve (Section 32 of the Electricity Act 1992).
In accordance with section 33(4) of the Electricity Act 1992, where the entity giving notice under section 32 is a controlling authority (defined as the New Zealand Transport Agency or the agent of the Minister of Transport), Aurora Energy will pay for the electrical fittings incorporated into the relocated work, with the controlling authority paying for all other costs, including labour, plant, and civil works.
Where Aurora Energy chooses to reinstall the equipment to specifications different to the original equipment, for example to replace an overhead line with underground cable, Aurora Energy will pay for all of the additional costs that arise from the changed specification. Similarly, where Aurora Energy chooses to install additional equipment, Aurora Energy will pay for the additional costs that arise from installation of the additional equipment.
Where a controlling authority chooses or requires reconstruction to specifications different to the original equipment, including underground conversion, the controlling authority will pay for all of the additional costs that arise from the changed specification.
Where a section 32 notice is given by other than a controlling authority, the entity giving notice will be required to pay the reasonable costs of moving the equipment.
Section 32 notices must be directed to Aurora Energy, in the first instance, and be received well in advance of the proposed construction.
Notify Aurora Energy Network Programmes Manager if you need electrical equipment moved on road reserve under section 32.