Request plans showing where electricity cables are

Working near electricity is dangerous, we encourage anyone carrying out work that involves digging to request plans beforehand to avoid underground electricity cables. This is vital for your safety as well as ensuring we can provide a reliable supply of electricity. To access plans please register with LinesearchbeforeUdig. You will then get instant plans for our underground electricity equipment as well as underground equipment for other utility companies.
Request plans from LinesearchbeforeUdig

More about LinesearchbeforeUdig

LinesearchbeforeUdig is a service that can be used to check works against over 60 asset owners’ utility assets. This includes hundreds of thousands of kilometres of underground and overhead pipes and cables in the electricity, gas, high pressure fuel, water and fibre optic networks. Rather than you needing to go to each utility separately, this gives you all plans in one place.
Do I have to pay for the plans?
For domestic customers and local authorities there is usually no charge. Please see table of prices from LinesearchbeforeUdig.

Can I request plans from UK Power Networks instead?

Yes of course, please email  and we will aim to provide plans to you within 10 working days. If you need them sooner we recommend getting them instantly through LinesearchbeforeUdig. Please see our table of prices.
*Price per area circle diameter (min 25m – max 1.13km), Line (min 5m – max 5km), Area(min 5m2 – max 1km2) Pricing will be reviewed on an annual basis.

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We aim to provide plans within 10 working days.