Generation Connection & Dispatch

A Generation Connection and Dispatch Guide is currently being developed to help applicants understand their obligations when connecting to the New Zealand power system.

Until this guide is published any company interested in connecting new generation to the New Zealand power system should email the Manager Customer Solutions (Rebecca Mehrtens

Connecting Generation to the Power System

All Generators are required to notify the System Operator if they plan to connect a generating unit with rated net maximum capacity of 1 MW or greater.

FM-EA-006 Generator Notice of Intention to Connect [ docx 67.96 KB ]

Companion Guide for Commissioning Generation

We have published a Companion Guide for Commissioning Generation to assist in identifying all the activities that need to be considered when connecting new generation, and a Memorandum of Understanding to set guiding principles between Asset Owners and Transpower when preparing to build new generation.

The Companion Guide provides guidance on the typical activities that need to be considered when commissioning and testing or decommissioning generation, and the minimum lead times for critical tasks. Additional reference documents are being developed and will be added to this page as they are completed.

The Memorandum of Understanding sets key principles and identifies communications paths to help make the construction and commissioning of new generation a success.

Companion Guide for Commissioning Generation [ pdf 1.5 MB ]
Generator Commissioning Memorandum of Understanding [ pdf 453.85 KB ]

Standard Site Codes

Across the industry we use a set of standard site names and three letter codes, these codes are managed for the industry by Transpower.

Standard Site Abbreviations Spreadsheet [ xlsx 390.8 KB ]
Form for requesting new/change to site code [ docx 51.05 KB ]


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