Connections and competition

We encourage competition in areas where this can make a positive difference for customers. We allow companies to develop and operate small, local electricity networks and encourage companies to compete to connect new customers to the networks. This should mean that customers connecting to the network get fairer prices and better service.

The small, local networks are owned and operated by Independent Distribution Network Operators (IDNOs). The Electricity Distribution Network Operators (DNOs), IDNOs and Independent Connection Providers (ICPs) can all provide connection services.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 22nd Jun 2018
  • Closing: 20th Jul 2018
  • Consultations and responses
  • 2 Associated documents
We are seeking views on how well the DNOs engaged with connection customers in the year, and on the quality of their engagement plans for next year.

  • Published: 15th Mar 2018
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
We are granting a time limited derogation to SSEN in order to run a trial opening up Part Funded Reinforcement work to ICPs.

  • Published: 28th Feb 2018
  • Closed: 28th Mar 2018
  • Consultations and responses
  • 1 Associated documents
Consultation on the proposed changes to Standard Condition 12 of all electricity distribution licences.

  • Published: 10th Nov 2017
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
This letter explains why we are not undertaking a further review of the electricity distribution connections market right now.

  • Published: 25th Oct 2017
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
Decision to not apply penalties under the Incentive on Connections Engagement.

  • Published: 21st Aug 2017
  • Closed: 18th Sep 2017
  • Consultations and responses
  • 3 Associated documents
Consultation on prospective penalties under the Incentive on Connections Engagement. Views sought on the delivery by all 6 DNOs of its commitments for 2016-17.

  • Published: 26th Jul 2017
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
Approval of Electricity Distribution Systems of the Electricity Network Company Limited and Independent Power Networks Limited Statement of Methodology and CCM.

  • Published: 7th Jul 2017
  • Consultations and responses
  • 0 Associated documents
We are seeking views on how well the DNOs engaged with connection customers last year, and on the quality of their plans for next year.

  • Published: 29th Jun 2017
  • Closed: 27th Jul 2017
  • Consultations and responses
  • 3 Associated documents
We are seeking views on how well the DNOs engaged with connection customers last year, and their engagement plans for next year.

  • Published: 14th Feb 2017
  • Reports and plans
  • 2 Associated documents
This updates stakeholders on the status of distribution network constraints and the new approaches industry is taking to manage network constraints on the distribution and transmission system.

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