Business Connections


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Applications Process

Submit an application form

Download an application form and submit it with the attachments outlined in the checklist on page 1. It may delay your application if we don’t receive all this information.  

Note: If your project is 5MW or greater, please download the Large Scale Demand application.  Read more about Contestability in Connections.


We will provide you with a formal quotation within 15 days that will be valid for 90 days, after which time the quote will expire. If we need to re-issue a quote the costs may increase.  Your quotation will be based on the costs outlined in our statement of charges.

Accept terms & payment

We want to progress your connection at the earliest possible opportunity and we would recommend that you return your acceptance of terms to us at your earliest convenience. You should sign the acceptance of terms and provide payment, if applicable (we can accept Bank Transfer (BACs) and cheque). We can only start work once full payment is received.


Site visit & survey

Once you accept the quotation and we receive your payment, site visits are usually carried out within 7-10 working days. If your new connection is over 200 metres from the nearest point of connection a full site survey will be required which may take up to 3 months.

Watch our short video about how we plan and design your connection to the electricity network.

Third party consents

If your connections requires electricity equipment to be sited on other people’s land, we will need to get the permission of the landowner or government bodies before we can proceed. This can sometimes take up to 9 months or longer, and we may need to requote for your job.

Learn more about the wayleaves process by viewing the short video below.

Register with a supplier

To ensure we can complete the job, you need to register with an electricity supplier. Get a list of suppliers >

On-site construction

Once we’ve received full payment (if applicable) and all legalities have been obtained we will contact you to agree a date to start your work. Please prepare your site according to the design agreed and ensure your electrician’s work is complete. If your supply requires NIE to carry out the excavation we will normally do so 1-2 days prior to connecting your meter.

Watch our short Construction video for advice on preparing your site. 

Complete and return your connection card

Download a connection card, get your electrician to fill in the details, and submit to us by email.

Connecting your meter

Once you have registered with an electricity supplier and submitted your connection card to us, we will contact you to arrange an appointment to complete the installation of your meter.

Estimated total time - 12-14 weeks

The timescales listed here are estimates and may vary depending on the requirements of your connection. Estimated total time excludes third party consents which may take up to 9 months to complete.

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