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About Competition in Connections

Competition in the connections market means you have a choice when selecting 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).

Independent Distribution Network Operator

Independent Distribution Network Operator

Independent Distribution Network Operators are accredited companies that can 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

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).

You’ll find more details in this section:

Our leaflet, Connecting You With a Choice, also offers more information.