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Competition in Connections

Competition in Connections

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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?

How it works

The above arrangements are normally the case but final joints can only be carried out by UK Power Networks on overhead line networks and within UK Power Networks operational areas.

Getting started

Whether you choose to use UK Power Networks or an alternative connection provider, you or your chosen connection provider will need to contact us. Find out how to apply, the process, contact details, prices and timescales click here.

What is an IDNO?

An Independent Distribution Network Operator (IDNO) is an accredited company with a wider scope than an ICP. After building a local electricity network, it will continue to own the local network and provide maintenance and 24-hour fault repairs.

What is an ICP?

An Independent Connections Provider (ICP) is an accredited company that is entitled to build electricity networks to the specification and quality required for them to be owned by either a DNO, such as UK Power Networks, or an IDNO.

Where can I find an ICP or IDNO?

Get up-to-date information on other connection providers from the Lloyds Register website or click here for a list of connection providers active in our area.

What work can I go elsewhere for?

For information on the services our competitors can provide click here.

Competition in Connections documents and information 

Please browse through the CiC Code of Practice (CoP), our technical library which includes G81 documents and other useful information. Click here.