How to connect to our network

Need to make a connection request?

Please don't leave it to the last minute - contact us early. It can take up to 30 working days to assess your request. 

You will need to make a connection request if you want to:

  • build a new property
  • disconnect temporary supply or reconnect supply

  • subdivide land

  • request an underground conversion

  • install a generator

  • alter the size of your connection
  • increase the electrical load required to an existing site

To speed up your request for a new connection, please:

  • first select your preferred electricity retailer for the connection, and call that electricity retailer. When you call the electricity retailer ask for a customer number and submit this with your application.

  • then make your connection request, as detailed below, to Orion.

If you require a temporary connection (metered or unmetered) you need to contact an electricity retailer to request a customer number as described above.

How much will this cost?

Please check our Connection services price schedule .

Commercial property connections

If you are planning or developing a commercial property, please call us on 0800 363 9898, to talk through the commercial connections process.

Find out more in our connection charges price schedule and connections and extensions methodology that apply to extensions to our network, connections in areas with existing supply and alterations to existing connections.

The steps to getting connected

A connection request involves five steps.  Select the steps below for further information. Details on cost and how long the process takes is included in Step 3.

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If you know about our connection process from previous requests, proceed directly to our online system, by clicking on Start new connection request below.

Start new connection request

For more information on getting connected, please view our frequently asked questions or for general enquiries contact us on 03 363 9898 or 0800 363 9898