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Work on a public highway

Work on a public highway

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We provide metered and unmetered electricity connections to street lighting columns, electric vehicle charging points and various other items of street furniture on the public highway.

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Click here to access our design specification (G81) library which contains technical information to help you with your works.

Unmetered Supply Agreements
New Unmetered Connections works cannot be undertaken unless a Connection Agreement for Unmetered supplies exists.  To arrange a Connection Agreement or seek further advice please contact UMSO (UMSO stands for Unmetered Supplies Operator), Income Management at: UK Power Networks, Energy House, Carrier Business Park, Hazelwick Avenue, Three Bridges, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 1EX or email 

Terms and Conditions
UK Power Networks (Operations) Limited standard terms for carrying out connections work can be found at Terms and Conditions or obtained by request in writing to Head of Highway Services, UK Power Networks (Operations) Limited, Metropolitan House, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, EN6 1AG. These Terms and Conditions will be the basis for any work carried out following this request

Connections for streetlights, bus shelters, CCTV or other items of street furniture on the public highway (lines open Mon-Fri, 8.30am-5.00pm)

London                        | 0207 0554 315 |

South East of England | 01622 352621 |

East of England           | 01279 824761 |


Not sure what number to call? Click HERE to view our Highway Assets area map.  

Independent Connection Providers (ICPs) are able to provide most of the services provided by UK Power Networks, including:

  • Unmetered new connections, service transfers and disconnections
  • Excavation and reinstatement on the public highway to facilitate the electrical connections activity
  • Metered new connections 

UK Power Networks is presently involved with a number of pilot arrangements for unmetered connections to overhead lines.

We are hopeful that this will be allowed on a more general basis upon successful completion of the pilots.

If you require more information on ICPs and Competition in Connections, please click here. 


If you wish to request a quotation or place an order for unmetered or metered connections for street lights or street furniture on the public highway.

Download our service request form here [pdf]