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How do I get a new electricity supply?

Posted on 21 June 2016 01:15 PM by Edwar2M

This month’s question:  I am building a new house, how do I install an electricity supply? 
We get asked this question a lot. We will try and make this process as easy to understand as possible, including how you can get an idea of the costs involved, timescales, how you can apply and finally our top tips for completing your application form.

How much will it cost to install a new electricity supply?
It depends on where you live and your specific case, we have a list of indicative costs so that you can get an idea.

How to apply to install a new electricity supply
Once you have an understanding of the potential costs involved  all you need to do is simply complete our application form and send us the information we need. For smaller connections please complete our Small Services application form and for connections over 100Amps please complete our Projects application form.

How long will it take to install a new electricity supply?
Typically it will take around four to six weeks to complete the work once we’ve received payment, but if we need to work on the public footway or road it may take longer to obtain the necessary permissions from highway authorities.

Our top tips
1. Get your application to us as early as possible so that we can assess what needs to be done. We have a much better chance of meeting your timetable if we get an early application.
2. To enable us to accurately quote your work we need a clear plan showing where you would like your new electricity meter located and a plan of the location of your site. Lots of people forget to send us clear plans and this can delay things
3. Don’t guess.  If you’ve got questions on completing the form then simply call us on 0845 234 0040 or send me an email using this online form.

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