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Useful Information to Get You Connected

03/11/2015

We aim to make connecting to our network as easy as possible and our Connections Team are on hand to help you with your requirements from start to finish.

We understand however that you may have some questions prior to making your application so we’ve included a wealth of information on our website to help you find out more about what is involved.

To make the process easier still, we’ve provided below direct links to the information on our website:

Access to our cable records

You can access our network records free of charge on our Geographical Information System (GIS). This is done through our Utility Map Viewer (UMV) system.  Access is available to companies, local authorities, councils and similar organisations through a web portal on a requested basis. Further details can be found at: www.spenergynetworks.co.uk/pages/utility_map_viewer.asp

Guidance leaflets

 We have a wide range of leaflets to assist with all aspects of the connection process. All of our customer service leaflets can be found here: www.spenergynetworks.co.uk/pages/useful_documents.asp

Document library

Our library provides a hub of information including SP Energy Networks specifications and guidance:
www.spenergynetworks.co.uk/pages/documents.asp

Charges of Methodology

We publish details on our charging methodology to help you understand how we arrive at your connection charge. Our statement of methodology and charges can be found at:
www.spenergynetworks.co.uk/userfiles/file/SPEN_connection_methodology.pdf

Application forms

Depending on the type of connection, we have an application form to assist you when you apply for a connection.  Our application forms can be found at: www.spenergynetworks.co.uk/pages/getting_connected.asp

Long term development statement

To help existing and future users of our network to identify and assess opportunities for making new or additional use of our distribution systems, we have provided an overview of the design and operation of the network. You can also register for access to our full long term development plans here too.
http://www.spenergynetworks.co.uk/pages/long_term_development_statement.asp

Information for Distributed Generation Connections:
If you are looking at connecting Distributed Generation onto our network, all application forms and useful guides can be found at: www.spenergynetworks.co.uk/pages/application_forms_and_guides.asp

Heatmaps

Our heatmaps will assist you in determining initial opportunities to connect Distributed Generation to the network in the SP Distribution Plc and SP Manweb Plc areas. You will be able to access the heatmaps here:
http://www.spenergynetworks.co.uk/pages/connection_opportunities.asp

Keeping our Stakeholders Informed
You can register for updates, read our latest newsletters, get details of our events, find out more about our Connections Improvement plans and read about our Connections Stakeholder Panel via our Stakeholder  section: www.spenergynetworks.co.uk/pages/stakeholder_information.asp

This list is not exhaustive, if you need help locating anything on our website or would prefer hard copies of our leaflets please email gettingconnected@scottishpower.com and we will be happy to help.

Connections Contact Details
We understand the importance of getting hold of the right people.  If you want to find out how to get in touch with us, our Contact Page provides details of our local Managers, Account Mangers and Distributed Generation Experts:  www.spenergynetworks.co.uk/pages/connections_contact_us.asp 
 

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Investment & Innovation

Demand for electricity is steadily rising. That’s why we are investing billions of pounds to modernise and expand the network to ensure the safety and security of your electricity supply. We are also preparing and planning for the future in our Transmission and Distribution Business Plans.

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Preparing for a power cut

It’s important we ensure our customers and communities are as prepared as possible in case of any weather or other emergencies impacting energy supplies. Click the link below to find out more about what you need to know and how you can prepare.

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