A formal offer for connection will be provided where you have all the necessary information we require in order to make an assessment of the works required. The offer will contain specific terms for connection and reference the general terms for connection. Once accepted by you, it will become a binding contract between us.
What will I need to provide?
We require information from you to enable us to make a reasonable assessment of the works required to facilitate the requested connections. This will include (but is not limited to):
- Name and address of the customer (the person/company who will be responsible for entering into the contract with us and paying for the connection)
- Name and address for correspondence, including agents/contractors working on behalf of the customer with their consent
- Site address
- Site plan at an appropriate scale to indicate the site boundary the layout of buildings and roads and, where the customer expects a substation(s) to be required, the proposed location of the substation(s). The plan should be free of unnecessary detail and suitable for use as a background layer for the proposal drawing
- Proposed location of each metering point*
- Date when the customer requires the connection
- Maximum capacity (kVA) at each metering point* to be connected
- For domestic premises whether electric space and/or water heating is to be installed
- The extent of any contestable works to be carried out by the customer
- Technical details of any electricity generator that is required to operate in parallel with the supply;
- For micro-generators complying with Engineering Recommendation G98/1 the G98/1 type test verification certificate
- For other generating units the G99 standard application form and relevant associated documents. As a minimum parts 1-3 shall be completed.
*For embedded (IDNO) networks the point(s) of supply and associated capacities should be provided
What will a connection offer provide me?
A connection offer will provide a description of the non-contestable and contestable works to be carried out in order to provide you with your required connections and the associated charges for us to carry out those works. The connection offer will include a Letter of Acceptance. Signing this Letter of Acceptance will enter the customer into a binding contract for the works.
How long will the Connection Offer be valid for?
Connection offers are valid for 90 days after which they automatically expire.
In some instances, we may enable a single extension to the validity of the acceptance for a further 90 day period, provided there is no detrimental impact on other customers in the connections queue. To request an extension you must submit a request, in writing, no more than 10 days prior to the original connection offer validity expiry date. Upon receipt, we will confirm your revised expiry date or issue a letter outlining the reasons for refusal of the request.
Example connection offers
Small Connection Works Offer
Small connection works are those provided for up to 4 domestic dwellings with only low voltage works required, a one-off commercial connection requiring service connection works only and up to 100A per phase or a service alteration to move the position of a meter.
Example small connection works offer letter
Dual Connection Offer
Larger connection schemes will receive a dual connection offer (sometimes known as a convertible connection offer) which provides two options. Option 1 is for NGED to undertake all of the connection works and Option 2 is for NGED to carry out the non-contestable works only, enabling you to appoint an Independent Connection Provider to complete the contestable elements.
Example HVLV Dual Offer letter
Example EHV Dual Offer letter
CiC POC Offer
POC Offer letter