Street furniture on the public highway

We provide metered and unmetered electricity connections to street lights, electric vehicle charging points, telecommunication cabinets, digital media and various other items of street furniture on the public highway.
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Do you need a metered or unmetered connection?
Most items of street furniture, other than street lights and road signs, will require a metered connection.

Metered connection
A metered connection uses a standard electricity meter provided by your electricity supplier (the company you pay your electricity bills to) to record the amount of electricity being used. You will need to arrange for your electricity supplier to attend after we have made your electrical connection, as they’ll need to install a new electricity meter. This doesn’t have to happen on the same day, however, until your meter is installed you will not have power.
 
Unmetered connection 
You may only need to apply to us for an unmetered connection if your asset has very low electricity consumption, is predictable in load and operation or it has a National Charge Code issued by Elexon. You must already hold an Unmetered Supplies Agreement (details can be found further down this page) with us before we can install an unmetered connection. If any of these do not apply to you, or you are unsure, then please apply for a metered connection. 


More information on the steps you need to follow when installing a new electricity supply for street furniture, can be found on our 
'Guidance for Street furniture electrical connections'

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The services we offer

Full Turnkey – We'll complete all of the work from start, right through to completion. This includes digging, backfilling and resurfacing, programming, street works / traffic management, arranging notices and permitting and completing the electrical connection.

Jointer Only –  A qualified contractor can complete all contestable work which includes digging, backfilling and resurfacing, programming, street works / traffic management and arranging notices and permitting. We will need to complete the rest, including the electrical connection. Please note, there is no pre-arranged arrival times for our engineers as they will be scheduled to complete other jobs on the same day. We will provide you with a quote for the work once we receive your application and a contract will then be set up between all parties. 

Rent a Jointer – A qualified contractor can complete all contestable work which includes digging, backfilling and resurfacing, programming, street works / traffic management and arranging notices and permitting. We will need to complete the rest including the electrical connection.. This service offers you exclusive use of a jointing team for a pre-arranged period of time. We will provide you with a quote for the work once we receive your application and a contract will then be set up between all parties.

Rent a Linesperson – This service also allows a contractor to carry out all contestable work which includes digging, backfilling and resurfacing, programming, street works / traffic management and arranging notices and permitting. We will complete the rest, including the electrical connection. You will have exclusive use of an overhead team for a pre-arranged period of time (this service is subject to availability). We will provide you with a quote for the work once we receive your application and a contract will then be set up between all parties.

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Useful information

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Street furniture without power? 

If you notice any street furniture such as traffic or street lights, bollards and billboards without power, please use our fault map to check if we're aware. If we're unaware of a fault then this will need to be reported to your local authority or the asset owner as they will need to check their equipment first. They will then report this to us directly if there is a fault on any of our equipment. 

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Check if we cover your area before applying

Enter a postcode and select the closest address to where you are completing your work.  

Good news

We own and maintain the electricity cables in the area which you are working in. 

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You should contact your distributor:
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Still not sure about applying? 

Download our customer guide for more information on the steps you need to follow when installing a new electricity connection for street furniture.

Ready to apply for this work? 

The next step is to complete our online application form or download an application and our team will contact you with a price. 

Contact us

You can arrange for our team to call you back by using our online form and selecting call back from the drop down menu. Alternatively you can contact us on the details below. 

Not sure which team you need to contact? Download our Highways Assets area map to find out. 

East of England

Lines are open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5pm

South East of England

Lines are open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5pm 

London

Lines are open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5pm