The findings of our review of the electricity connections market

Publication date
21st January 2015
Closing date
18th March 2015
Policy area
Status

Over the last six months we have reviewed the electricity connections market to identify how competitive it is, identify any barriers to competition and make necessary improvements to the market. We made the decision to open our review in response to concerns about whether competition in this market is effective.

While we have seen more progress over the last five years to increase competition, the network company remains the sole provider for a number of key parts of the connections process. The differences in how these services are provided across Britain is another barrier identified.

Below you can view the full findings of our review alongside the steps local distribution network companies must take within the next six months to help improve competitiveness.

We are now asking for views on the details of those steps.