What's involved in a temporary connection 


If you require a temporary electricity supply, we can help you. We understand that this isn’t work that you need regularly so we want to make this as easy as possible for you.

How much will this cost?
Our cost will be from £1,200. For us to give you a price, please complete this form and we’ll book an appointment with one of our experts to visit your property who will be able to answer any questions you have about the work. 

How long will this take?
We aim to complete your work four weeks after you have paid. This can take longer if we find out that we need to dig the road, pathway or if we have to dig on someone else’s land.

What steps do I need to go through?

The first step is completing a form and we’ll book an appointment with you within a few weeks.

Please complete a form and we’ll call you back
We will book you an appointment with an expert to visit your property and explain everything needed
We will send you a price for you to pay
You or your builder will need to dig a trench and prepare your property
We will complete the work for you

Who needs to be involved?

UK Power Networks

UK Power Networks

We own and maintain the electricity lines and cables in London, the South and East of England. We’re the company to speak to if you require a temporary electricity supply.

Your electrician

Your electrician

You will need to arrange for a qualified electrician to carry out the relevant onsite wiring works.

Your builder

Your builder

You will need to arrange for a builder to build a brick or glass reinforced plastic kiosk for the electricity meter and equipment to sit inside safety. This will need to built to our specification.

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Your electricity supplier

Your electricity supplier

You will need to choose an electricity supplier (a company that you want to pay your electricity bills to) and get them to fit a new electricity meter, after we have completed our work.

Frequently asked questions

Want to go ahead with this work?

Then the next step is booking an appointment with one of our experts so they can explain the work to you at your property and give you a price.  You do not need to pay for this appointment.

Did you know you have a choice?

Did you know you can seek competitive quotations from an Independent Connection Provider for many elements of the work involved in getting an electricity connection?
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Plans showing where electricity cables are

We encourage anyone carrying out work that involves digging to request plans before hand to avoid underground electricity cables. 
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Contact us

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