Installing small chargers at your home or business

Grants for Electric Vehicle Charging Points

To charge your new Electric Vehicle, you may wish to install a Charge Point at your home or small business. Typically these will be 7kW  ‘fast’ chargers. To do this you will need to appoint a Charge Point Installer to carry out the work. You may also be eligible for funding through the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme. Details of Charge Point Installers and grants are available on the government website. 

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How to set up an Electric Vehicle Charging Point at an existing property 

Put an order in for your new Electric Vehicle
If you want to charge at home, you need to appoint a Charge Point Installer
Your  Charge Point Installer will assess your current power supply
If we need to do any work, your Charge Point Installer will help you contact us
Once the work is complete the Charge Point can be installed
Notifying UK Power Networks of an Electric Vehicle Charge Point installation 

If you’re installing a Charge Point at an existing property it may be as simple as your Charge Point Installer notifying us that they have installed a charger. If your electricity supply is adequate to accommodate your new charger, your Charge Point Installer can complete the installation. They then have 28 days to notify us of the new installation. 

To make it easier for installers, we have created a Smart Connect portal where they can submit applications or notifications for single domestic installations. Smart Connect will automatically assess applications and either issue approval or refer the job to the relevant teams for further assessment. To check if your installation is eligible to be raised on Smart Connect, please visit our Smart Connect page.

Alternatively, if your installation does not meet our Smart Connect eligibility criteria or if you’re wanting to make multiple installations, please complete the single or multiple installations form below and send it back to the email address found on the form.

Fuse upgrade
If your main electricity fuse needs to be checked or upgraded to an 80 or a 100amp fuse, your installer will help you get in contact with us to arrange a free site visit. Visit our Fuse upgrade page for more information on the work involved to upgrade a main fuse. For applications submitted through Smart Connect, we will automatically check if a fuse upgrade or site visit is required and give you a call to arrange this if so.  Read our help and advice for more information installing a Charge point. 

Apply for UK Power Networks to connect an Electric Vehicle Charge Point

Depending on the device you are planning to install and whether or not your electricity supply is of an adequate size, you may need to apply to us before your charge point is installed. If your Charge Point Installer believes that your electricity supply is inadequate they can apply for us to check before installing your charger. Applications can also be raised on our Smart Connect Portal which carries out an automated assessment. 

Alternatively, your installer can download and complete the application form below. We have committed to processing application forms from Installers within three working days and if we need assess the electricity supply at your property, we will arrange a convenient time for one of our engineers to visit you.

Building a new property and want to install an Electric Vehicle Charge Point?

If you are building a new house or business and want to install an Electric Vehicle Charge Point you should tell us about this when you make your application for a new electricity supply.

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