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Posted By Topic: Meter Move to Temp Supply

Mar 06 2019 11:45

We are demolishing a house and building new building on site. (North Canterbury)

It has been suggested to move the meter to a temp supply and then again to the new building rather than disconnecting the power, setting up a temp supply and starting a new connection for the new building.

Apparently normal builders temp supply are under different regulations etc so cannot just have a meter moved into it.

Mainpower (lines co) have told me to instead put a regular meter board on a 'structure' (small shed etc) and a circuit board inside and shift the meter to that to use as the temp supply, then to the new building later. Thus saving the disconnection and new connection fees.

What is your experience?

Mar 06 2019 16:06

If the network is happy with that approach; i'd go for it.
And stick with the same retailer as well.
All of which keeps the chance of paperwork glitches down, as well as fees.

Each of the 2 changes will involve alterations to mains & main earthing, so will require inspection. But that way better than dealing with retailer misunderstandings


Mar 06 2019 16:44

Highly unusual to move a meter without replacing it. After it is moved it will have to be recertified.
But if they are offering that as a solution then run with it.