The Energy Desk (TED), New Utility Connections, how to avoid the pitfalls.

By | April 1, 2016

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The Energy Desk (TED), New Utility Connections, how to avoid the pitfalls.

SAVE MONEY & TIME ON NEW UTILITY CONNECTIONS WITH TED!

Today’s construction projects are highly complex and challenging from a number of perspectives.

The Energy Desk we have found a number of different organisations including the likes of Property developers, construction firms and industrial users who are finding it increasingly difficult to price the risk associated with the provision of utility connections, the net affect being delays and unforeseen costs are hitting margins hard.

Whilst the provision of statutory services may not at first glance warrant dedicated attention, failure to do so can have disastrous consequences on costs and delivery timescales. The issues faced in diverting, isolating, connecting and energising utilities are varied and wide-ranging.

TED has a unique range of services and experience that can assist Clients from refining bid price submissions, to dedicated project management of all utility site works (including the negotiation of related initial gas and electricity supply and metering contracts).

We have close multi-level working relationships at each of the relevant Host Utility companies and with their primary sub-contractors in order to ensure we receive appropriate responses to all our requests.

In addition, we have developed operational partnerships with a select group of utility providers who are prepared to work with us under our “Voice of the Customer” led ways of working.

Typically, as a result we are able to procure firm pricing and agreed power-on dates often several weeks sooner and, at prices of around 15% to 20% lower than the incumbent.

The Energy Desk – Specialists in electricity Connections

Historically, only Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) could carry out a new electricity connection.

DNOs own and maintain the local wires that take power from the National Grid into homes and businesses. Ofgem, the industry regulator, now actively encourages ‘Competition in Connections’.

The Energy Desk work have a network of partners who are leading Independent Connections Providers – ICPs – all with a proven track record of quality and safety.

Each ICP is fully accredited to undertake this work being an Independent Connections Provider, ICP, who is listed on the National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS) also known as Lloyd’s Register.

We’re specialists in designing and installing new and upgraded electricity connections to business and industry, offering the highest quality for the best value.

We offer a full project management and delivery service from initial design to the final switch-on.

This is good news for customers as it provides greater choice.

Instead of only being able to go to your DNO, you can now receive a competitive price and dedicated customer care from an independent connections provider through The Energy Desk.

CONNECTIONS – New connections or increased supply to residential, commercial and industrial premises

If you need an electricity connection to a new site, building or renewable generation site, or need an increased supply, we can guide you through the whole process from initial design to the final switch-on.

WHY CHOOSE US?

  • Competitive prices
  • Free, no obligation quote
  • Flexible installation to suit you
  • Dedicated Project Manager
  • Friendly team
  • Hassle free – We manage the DNO

HOW IT WORKS

If you need an electricity connection to a new site or building, or need an increased supply, The Energy Desk will support you through the process.

There are two elements to the work;

  • Non-contestable works. These are the works required to reinforce the distribution network in order to allow your new connection or increased supply. These can only be undertaken by the DNO.
  • Contestable works. This is the new network from the Point Of Connection to your site/premise.

THE PROCESS – YOUR CONNECTION JOURNEY

We’ll manage the whole process on your behalf, taking away the stress and providing peace of mind.

  1. CONTACT US

The Energy Desk understands your requirements. We’re here to help.

  1. APPLY FOR POINT OF CONNECTION

The Energy Desk apply to your local DNO for a Point of Connection (POC) onto the existing distribution network.

  1. NON-CONTESTABLE QUOTE

The DNO will provide a POC and design the alterations required to their network. The DNO will provide the cost for this work – known as the ‘non-contestable works’.

  1. FULL QUOTE

We’ll design the connection from the POC to your site – known as the ‘contestable works’ – and provide you with a full quotation, covering both the ‘non-contestable’ and ‘contestable’ costs.

  1. ACCEPT QUOTE AND DESIGN

Upon your acceptance of our quotation, we’ll prepare a detailed design and submit this to the DNO for approval.

  1. INSTALLATION

We’ll undertake the works in line with an agreed Programme of Works, using a flexible approach that fits in with your site works. The works may include:

  • Digging and filling in of trenches on your property or the public highway for electric cables
  • Installation and jointing of electrical cables
  • Construction of substation and transformer buildings
  • Installation of electrical switches, transformers, earthing and any other requirements in the substation.
  1. FINAL CONNECTION

We will then commission the new installation and provides the relevant information to the DNO so that they can undertake the final connection.

  1. YOUR NEW ELECTRICITY SUPPLY IS LIVE!

For further information please see a full range of our site operation services at http://www.theenergydesk.co.uk/new-connections/.

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