Since last April, all Distribution Network Operators have the right to charge for the work involved in providing you with a ‘Point of Connection’ (PoC). This covers their associated costs with network assessment, planning, design and quoting and is usually rolled into the term ‘Assessment & Design Charges’.
Very simply, it means they can charge you for producing a quotation regardless of whether you proceed or not.
Our experience is that Northern Powergrid and SSE are currently implementing charges for ‘typical’ electrical connections that we deal with.
SO HOW CAN YOU GET AN INDICATION OF COST WITHOUT INCURRING A CHARGE?
At Rock Power Connections, we can provide you with an indicative quotation without any upfront cost. As we have access to the distribution network maps, we can identify where the Point of Connection (PoC) to the local grid is likely to be.
We can then design your electrical connection from this assumed PoC. When you are ready to proceed with your connection, you can apply to the Distribution Network Operator for a PoC offer (or we will do it for you) and only incur the charges once.
If the PoC does differ from our assumed location (9/10 times we guess correctly), then this should be a minor change to the quotation.
Not only do we do this on a no-obligation basis for free, we can also issue an indicative cost on a very quick turnaround.
LET US HELP
We’d be delighted to offer you a free, no obligation, competitive quote for your electrical connection project. Please email Emma onEmma@rockpowerconnections.co.uk, call 01905 456384 or click here to submit your enquiry.