At Rock Power Connections, we have seen many different electrical connection and upgrade quotations from all of the DNOs operating around the country. Some are easily understood some are more confusing than others.
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1. Does the quote deliver what you need?
One thing we have learnt from all of them, is that the devil is in the detail. Don’t be afraid to go back to your DNO and check again that the quote is complete and will deliver what your project requires. If you can’t see it listed, then don’t assume it is there.
* If you are building an apartment development, does your new electrical connection quote just provide a single intake or does it include the internal Low Voltage (LV) cables to provide individual metering? Some DNOs no longer offer the internal element of the work – also termed ‘Building Network Operator’ works.
* If your site is exporting electricity, e.g. a solar farm or generator, is...
Established in 2007 in a small corner of London’s insurance district, Grazing Food has grown from a single café to one of London’s coolest caterers, bringing their uniquely fun and innovative approach to food and service to some of London’s most discerning companies.
As relentless champions of British and London produce, Grazing decided to lay down roots in the capital’s newest food quarter – Bermondsey. Building a new 5,000 square foot commercial kitchen within an industrial unit required an increased electrical supply …….FAST!!!
Using a local substation for a LV point of connection, we installed a 265kVA supply to both Grazing Food and neighbouring restaurant – Bone Daddies.
Occupying premises under the railway arches, the install required two 70m cable runs, attached at height to the arches.
As a final challenge, the installation needed to happen on London Marathon weekend, just a stone’s throw from the runners!
Project Manager, Rob Davies explains “the project required a...
The celebrations have started after Rock Power Connections was named runner up for the ‘People Development’ Award at the British Chamber of Commerce Awards. This is a tremendous achievement; having already won the West Midlands regional award and facing tough competition from 9 other regional winners from across Great Britain.
Whilst only three years old and with a small team of 30, the accolade recognises how Rock has successfully placed staff development at the heart of the company’s business strategy. But how exactly has Rock achieved this? And what are the benefits to the business of investing in staff training?
ROCK IN A NUTSHELL
Rock Power Connections is an electrical engineering company specialising in new connections and upgrades to the electricity distribution network. Put simply, we install the substations and cables which ultimately take the electricity from the power stations to the buildings where it is needed.
We are a family-owned business with a growing team of 22 highly...
Every so often, we hear of a phenomenal charity challenge. Back in October, Brendan Fitzgerald completed an incredible 450km hand cycle across Cuba in just five days to raise money for Regain – a charity which funds specialist equipment to those affected by paralysis.
Rock Power Connections has been honoured to sponsor Brendan in his quest which sounds nothing short of epic. Over the course of his journey Brendan had to contend with the scorching sun, 'undulating' hills and pot holes!
Brendan explained “I did turn my handbike over on day one which was amusing, but still managed to get back on and finish the ride. All did not go exactly according to plan though, as on the last day of the ride I got an infection in my leg and was admitted to hospital direct from the finish line. Consequently the 8 days I was supposed to spend recuperating on a beach and drinking my own body weight in rum, was spent in hospital on an IV drip. Not quite the fluid intake I had planned.”
Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner and Rock Power Connections’ Health & Safety Consultant
Within any engineering company, health & safety is paramount. Rock Power Connections has an excellent health and safety record and consistently strives to improve its already outstanding performance. Key to this success is recognising that worker involvement and trust is critically important. The company has successfully built positive relationships between its management team, its employees and health & safety experts to ensure that a culture of trust and transparency is embedded within the company.
As a leading Independent Connections Provider, Rock Power Connections understand that an outstanding workforce is built on the pillars of trust, respect and co-operation. As the company’s Health & Safety Consultant, I have worked with the management, its engineers and its sub-contractors to put into place strategies that encourage this positive health & safety culture, without...
Whether it’s an industrial site that needs an upgraded supply due to a recent expansion, or an ambitious plan for a renewables generation project, when you need a new industrial or commercial electricity connection it’s good to understand the basics before you dive right in. But in our busy day-to-day lives, it’s sometimes hard to know where to start and who you can rely on to deliver your industrial electricity connection project. That’s why Rock Power Connections, a leading independent connections provider (ICP), has put together a helpful guide that makes sense of the electricity connection process, in a simple and easy to understand factsheet.
The newly designed ‘New Connections’ factsheet has been designed especially for customers who are embarking on the electricity connection process for the first time. It explains the elements involved and the connection process that the team at Rock Power will guide you through to realise your project and connect you to the local electricity g...
Worcester-based, electrical engineering specialists – Rock Power Connections - is celebrating its second Chamber of Commerce award this season after winning the ‘Commitment to People Development’ Award for the entire West Midlands region.
As a family-run business, Rock Power Connections has put people development at the heart of its business growth strategy, providing extensive up-skilling opportunities for its team of over 20 electrical engineers.
“The success of the business is a direct reflection of the quality and service provided by our electrical engineers” explained Finance Director Matt Crampton. “Most of the team have come from a career in domestic house wiring; very different to working on the high voltage electricity network! We have invested heavily in training to upskill the team alongside gaining nationally-recognised accreditations. All our team are highly motivated and are exceptional advocates for quality, safety and customer service.”