New connections or increased supply to residential, commercial and industrial premises.
If you need an electricity connection to a new site, building or renewable generation site, or need an increased supply, we can guide you through the whole process from initial design to the final switch-on.
HOW IT WORKS
If you need an electricity connection to a new industrial or commercial site or building, or need an increased supply, Rock Power Connections will support you through the process.
There are two elements to the work.
Non-contestable works. These are the works required to reinforce the distribution network in order to allow your new connection or increased supply. These can only be undertaken by the DNO.
Contestable works. This is the new network from the Point Of Connection to your site/premise.
POINT OF CONNECTION
NON CONTESTABLE WORKS
These are the works required to reinforce the distribution network in order to allow your new connection or increased supply. These can only be undertaken by the DNO.
New network (shown in red) from the Point Of Connection to your site/premises. This can be built by ROCK POWER CONNECTIONS.
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THE PROCESS - YOUR CONNECTION JOURNEY
We’ll manage the whole process on your behalf, taking away the stress and providing peace of mind.
3. NON-CONTESTABLE QUOTE
The DNO will provide a POC and design the alterations required to their network. The DNO will provide the cost for this work – known as the ‘non-contestable works’.
1. CONTACT US
Rock Power Connections understand your requirements. We're here to help.
2. APPLY FOR POINT OF CONNECTION
Rock Power Connections apply to your local DNO for a Point of Connection (POC) onto the existing distribution network.
4. FULL QUOTE
We’ll design the connection from the POC to your site – known as the ‘contestable works’ - and provide you with a full quotation, covering both the ‘non-contestable’ and ‘contestable’ costs.
5. ACCEPT QUOTE AND DESIGN
Upon your acceptance of our quotation, we’ll prepare a detailed design and submit this to the DNO for approval.
We'll undertake the works in line with an agreed Programme of Works, using a flexible approach that fits in with your site works. The works may include:
Digging and filling in of trenches on your property or the public highway for electric cables
Installation and jointing of electrical cables
Construction of substation and transformer buildings
Installation of electrical switches, transformers, earthing and any other requirements in the substation.
7. METER INSTALL
Rock Power Connections will provide you with MPAN number and guide you through the meter installation process.
8. FINAL CONNECTION
We will then commission the new installation and provides the relevant information to the DNO so that they can undertake the final connection.
YOUR NEW ELECTRICITY SUPPLY IS LIVE
Historically, only Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) could carry out a new electricity connection. DNOs own and maintain the local wires that take power from the National Grid into homes and businesses. Ofgem, the industry regulator, now actively encourages ‘Competition in Connections’. Rock Power Connections is fully accredited to undertake this work being an Independent Connections Provider, ICP, who is listed on the National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS) also known as Lloyd’s Register. This is good news for customers as it provides greater choice. Instead of only being able to go to your DNO, you can now receive a competitive price and dedicated customer care from an independent connections provider like Rock Power Connections.