Independent Connections Providers can now do the majority of the work to connect your home to the electricity grid.
The UK is well known for opening up the electricity and gas markets to competition. The initial focus was on the retail market, whereby we as end-consumers could choose from different price plans/companies.
But up until recently if you wanted a new electricity connection your only option for all the works was the owner of the network infrastructure – and this is still the case in ROI (all works are carried out by ESB Networks).
But if you are building in NI, the good news is you now have a choice. NIE will still do the final connection but the majority of the works can be completed by an Independent Connections Provider.
Electricity Worx, an Independent Connections Provider (ICP) can carry out the work potentially saving you both time and money.
How to register your site
For more about bringing in a new electricity line to your home in NI contact Electricity Worx, electricityworx.com. For more about ICPs see nienetworks.co.uk/Competition-in-Connections