Guide prices for changes to your electricity supply


We have developed the guides to prices and timescales to assist you with connections applications. The cost of your job will increase as the complexity of your requirements increases and the prices listed should be used as a guide only. Your full quotation will be based on the costs outlined in our Statement of Charges.

1. An alteration to your existing electricity connection

What service do you need?

Average time to receive a quotation

Average timescale after payment

Average price (ex.VAT)

Replace an electricity meter board
You will need to arrange for your own electrician to remove your electrical equipment, install a new board and re-attach your equipment. NIE Networks will remove the meter equipment from the old board and re-attach it to the new board.

7 days

4 weeks

£350
Replace an electricity meter box

The meter box is the property and responsibility of the home owner, however, if the meter box needs replacing, NIE Networks will assist by turning off the power whilst your electrical contractor replaces the meter box.


7 days

4 weeks

£350

Replace overhead power lines*
If the electricity cable to your property is frayed, old or loose on a bracket, then we will replace this free of charge.  Unfortunately, if you would like it replaced for aesthetic reasons this would be chargeable.

7 days

6 weeks

£1,100

Move electrical equipment with an overhead power supply*

Usually you need this service if you are completing renovation work and need the overhead wires or your meter moved.


7 days

 6-8 weeks

£1,100

Move electrical equipment with an underground power supply

Usually you need this service if you are completing renovation work and need the underground service cable or your meter moved.


7 days
 


 


6 weeks

£650**

 
* We may have to turn the power off temporarily whilst carrying out the work but we’ll tell you first.
** You may be required to provide a contractor to carry out additional work such as the excavation of a cable track.

2. Upgrading your electricity

What service do you need?

Average time to receive a quotation

Average timescale after payment

Average price (ex.VAT)

Upgrade the electricity supply for one home or a farm*

If you have a load of over 100 Amps that supplies one meter, it will mean you need Current Transformer Metering (CTs) installed (if you do not already have it).**

15 days

6-8 weeks

Our price is from £4,800***

Upgrade the electricity supply for a business property*

If you have a load of over 100 Amps that supplies one meter, it will mean you need Current Transformer Metering (CTs) installed (if you do not already have it).**

15 days

6-8 weeks

£2,500
>70kVA
£8,400
70kVA - 1000kVA
£800,000
<1000kVA

 

* You would apply for an upgrade when you have an existing electricity connection and you are undertaking changes that require more power. You will need to tell us what you are doing and the extra power you require and may need to employ the services of a qualified electrician to help you determine this information.We will assess whether your existing cable or overhead line is able to carry the increased power and also whether it is available from the local network.

If your cable or line is not of a suitable size we will need to bring in a larger service to your property and disconnect the existing service. CT metering may or may not be involved but you are likely to need a new meter in any case. All of these works need to be carried out on the same day if you are not in a position to be without power; this will require you to co-ordinate the appointments with NIE Networks and your electricity supplier.
**NIE Networks would organise the installation of the CTs and your electricity supplier would arrange for their metering agents to fit a new meter. This will need to occur on the same day to ensure you are not left without power.
***You may be required to pay a builder to carry out additional work such as the excavation of a cable track.

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