Expertise in coordinating electricity connections
Our in-depth knowledge of the UK’s energy market allows us to easily coordinate the implementation of electricity supply solutions you need with the minimum of fuss.
From start to finish, we can oversee every aspect of installing a new electricity connection including:
- New electricity service and mains connections
- New electricity meter installations
- Temporary builder’s power supply
- Disconnect electricity supplies and meter removals
- Relocate or alter existing services and meters
- Divert any existing service or mains
- Reinforcement of the electricity network
- Installation of substations
- Temporary electricity supplies
If you are ready to learn more and make a start on securing your new Electric Supply, then call today and speak to one of our expert advisers on 0330 678 0660.
How long does an Electric Connection take to install?
Our average timescale for an electricity connection is 2-4 weeks for a quote and 6-12 weeks for completion. But the process can take longer if:
- Our experts aren’t in the area during the timescales
- Any traffic management is required
- Payment or signed acceptance is late
- There are emergencies in the area that take priority
- There are reinforcements in the network to accommodate the new load
How much will it cost to install an electric connection?
The cost of an electricity connection depends on a number of factors, including any required traffic management or excavation work or if there is enough capacity in the existing mains infrastructure. For a quick and no obligation quote, call GEC today. We’ll include a full breakdown and can answer all of your questions.
Other factors that can affect the price are:
- Traffic management – you may have to pay a local authority fee if a nearby road needs digging
- Excavation work – you have the option to dig your own land to keep costs to a minimum
- If you need a new meter cabinet installing
Can I excavate a trench for the electric myself?
If you wish to reduce the cost of a new electric connection, you can undertake any excavations and dig your own trench for the pipe work yourself. You will need to keep in mind that you only dig a trench on your own property.
The trench needs to be 530mm deep and 300mm wide, these measurements need to be precise and if they are inaccurate it can delay the process significantly.