Competition in Connections
Competition in the connections market provides you with a choice when you select who provides some elements of your connection process. These can either be provided by ourselves, Independent Connection Providers (ICPs) or Independent Distribution Network Operators (IDNOs).
Please view the remainder of the Competition in Connections section of the website for further information and refer to our leaflet 'Providing You With a Choice'.
For your safety, only suitably accredited connection companies can provide connections. Although Point of Connection quotations can be issued to any customer who requests one, only fully accredited ICPs can present designs for adoption and a point of connection quote cannot be accepted unless it is accompanied with a full design from an accredited ICP.
Independent Distribution Network Operator
These are accredited companies that can also build new electricity networks. An IDNO may continue to own and operate these new networks independently providing maintenance, repair and supply to their customers.
Independent Connection Provider
These are companies that are accredited to build new electricity networks to our specifications. These new networks can then be adopted by us or by an Independent Distribution Network Operator (IDNO).
New domestic, commercial, industrial and generation network connections can be built by an ICP, IDNO or SP Energy Networks. These connections may be adopted by SP Energy Networks or an IDNO.