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: 21st Aug 2017
  • Closed: 18th Sep 2017
  • Consultations and responses
  • 1 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.

  • Published: 1st Feb 2017
  • Closed: 15th Mar 2017
  • Consultations and responses
  • 2 Associated documents
We are seeking views on GTC’s proposed Statement of Methodology and Charges for Connection.

  • Published: 2nd Dec 2016
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 2 Associated documents
Western Power Distribution (WPD) has applied for a derogation under SLC 13.1 and 14.15 to allow them to undertake a trial to facilitate ‘Quicker and more efficient connections’. We welcome your views.

  • Published: 27th Oct 2016
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
A penalty will not be applied to Northern Powergrid under the Incentive on Connections Engagement.

  • Published: 27th Oct 2016
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
DNOs’ stakeholder engagement has progressed. Here, themes in the responses of stakeholders and ways DNOs can improve their submissions.

  • Published: 7th Sep 2016
  • Closed: 5th Oct 2016
  • Consultations and responses
  • 5 Associated documents
We want views on Northern Powergrid's delivery of its commitments for 2015-16. This is a consultation on prospective penalties under the Incentive on Connections Engagement.

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