Customer information

Our customer engagement 

We hold our customers in high regard and evolve our services to meet their needs. We work proactively and collaboratively with individual customers to understand their businesses, and to develop the best grid connection and supply of services. We offer a full end-to-end connection package for all Grid connections – particularly those seeking to electrify – and aim to keep our systems and processes as simple and uncomplicated as possible.

We have developed measures and targets for our service performance. Each customer will receive an individualised Customer Engagement Plan to help us provide a more efficient and valuable service.

How we work with you and for you

As well as balancing energy supply and demand for New Zealand consumers, Transpower also negotiates work on behalf of customer. There is a balance between potentially competing interests of the wider New Zealand power needs and the services requirements of our individual customers. Transpower’s Services Framework clarifies the services and expectations of what we deliver and our target measures around them. The framework is renewed every two to three years.

Transpower's Service Level Framework

Tailored information – My Transpower portal

Our Customers have access to a range of resources in My Transpower – our log-in access portal including:

  • Operational Standards and resources
  • Controlled documents
  • Transmission pricing information specific to your company
  • Customer team contacts
  • Customer updates

Subscription Services to Access Transpower Standards

Transpower is enabling paid access to Transpower standards to inform practice and independent standard development, for industry related organisations in New Zealand. Outside of this service Transpower standards can only be used to conduct work commissioned by Transpower.

Transpower is offering interested parties’ access to the existing standards through an annual subscription-based service. The service will be delivered through our webpages.

A cost model has been established based on the distinct use cases that initial queries and known industry activities have identified.

Subscription Rate Summary


Sole Use

Own Use & Reference

Restricted Use

Own Use &

<5 Customers

Wide Use

Own Use &

>5 Customers

Single Project Use
Operations, Maintenance
and Delivery Standards

$15,000 p.a.

1 access log-in

$20,000 p.a.

3 access logins

with Design Standards

$70,000 p.a.

$40,000 p.a.

5 access logins

with Design Standards

$90,000 p.a.

Single project





Explanatory Information on the standards will be provided as supporting service priced at NZ$275hour.

There are several standards that are restricted to internal use only. Those restricted to internal use mostly include Asset Strategies and Administration standards. The standards being made available can be found here.

For more information on the subscription service and to subscribe please email [email protected]  

Latest updates

Connection Management Framework
We are seeking your views on changes to our Connections Management Framework (CMF), our process for managing new grid connections for electricity generation, energy storage and embedded generation connections. The consultation is now open, and you can access our consultation paper here.

The CMF has been operating for over a year and we can now identify opportunities for improvements and have proposed some changes to the process. We welcome input from our customers and the opportunity to engage with you on these changes.  

We are providing six weeks for submissions, which are due by 5pm on 1 May 2024.  After considering all submissions received, we anticipate implementing any changes by 30 June 2024. Please send all written submissions or any queries to [email protected].  

We are suspending acceptance of connection applications while we undertake this consultation and will begin accepting connection applications again when we have implemented any revisions. This pause will not affect connection applications already submitted, including Investigations being started or progressed.  

Preferred consenting approach
As customer project numbers continue to increase, we have developed a preferred approach to consenting to better support our customers in obtaining their environmental approvals in a timely manner. This new approach will empower our customers to lead the consenting process and have greater control over project timeframes, while still enabling Transpower to build, operate and maintain our assets. Please click here to view our preferred consenting approach information sheet.

Industry news

Each month we release an e-newsletter with the latest information from Transpower: News from Transpower. Read the latest edition and subscribe to future editions.

Transpower's customer team regularly host update sessions for our connected customers.

2024 webinars

Our May customer webinar slides are here. If you would like to give feedback or suggest topics for our next webinar in August please email Head of Customer and Commercial Tim Duguid.

Our February customer webinar slides are here. If you'd like to give feedback or suggest topics for our next webinar in May please email Head of Customer and Commercial Tim Duguid

2023 webinars

October webinar slides here.