Power Networks – need to know

Here you will find All you need to know about DNOs IDNOs and ICPs.

What is a Distribution Network Operator (DNO)?

A Distribution Network Operator is a company licensed by Ofgem to distribute electricity in the UK. These companies own and operate the system of cables and towers that bring electricity from the national transmission network to our homes and businesses.

This map details the current Distribution Network Operators and their coverage.

What is an Independent Distribution Network Operator (iDNO)?

Independent Distribution Network Operators (iDNO’s) are licensed by Ofgem to develop, operate, maintain and retain ownership of new electricity distribution networks.

What is an Independent Connections Provider (ICP)?

An Independent Connections Provider (ICP) is an accredited company that carries out works on behalf of clients on the electricity network. These networks are normally owned by either a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) or an Independent Distribution Network Operator (iDNO). The ICP must be registered with Lloyds Register EMEA under the National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS)

What is the National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS)?

Lloyd’s National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS) is operated on behalf of the UK Distribution Network Operators (DNO’s). These schemes work to assess the service of companies who provide electrical services in terms of their technical activities and performance. To access the NERS website please follow this link

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