Connecting to the Grid

From application to energisation

What is an Independent Connection Provider (ICP)?

ICP stands for Independent Connection Provider, and refers to an accredited company that can build electricity networks to the specification and quality required by Distribution Network Operators or an Independent Distribution Network Operators.

Successfully providing ICP and grid connections across all the distribution areas of the UK

Since Ofgem introduced the concept of Competition in Connections, Powersystems have been successfully providing grid connections across all of the distribution areas of the UK.

Powersystems have carried out a large number of grid connections for a varied clientele, ranging from Data Centres, Industrial Customers, Formula One Racing Teams, Health Trusts, Water Industry, Major Film Studio/Visitor Attraction and the Renewable Energy Sector.

Under our full scope of National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS) accreditation we are able to undertake connection design work, cable installation, cable jointing, substation design and construction, switchgear and transformer installation and testing and commissioning services.

From application to energisation
Powersystems celebrate 24 years as the UK’s first Independent Connection Provider

Offering a ‘turnkey’ connection service
We have civil construction capability which enables us to offer clients a ‘turnkey’ connection service to include trenching works, directional drilling, substation building, construction and design from small 11kV substations up to 132kV primary substations.

We also offer a grid connection ENA application and feasibility study service through our engineering administration department, where Powersystems will deal with all aspects of your application and liaise with the DNO on your behalf.

Whether an industrial, commercial premises or generation scheme Powersystems are able to provide a competitive grid connection offer. Our team of engineers and support staff manage the entire connection process from initial application, design, construction and commissioning through to final energisation and adoption.

As an Independent Connection Provider (ICP) Powersystems have been assessed and accredited nationally by Lloyds register to carry out:

  • Project Management
  • Cable laying (LV, 11kV, 33kV, 66kV, 132kV)
  • Cable jointing (LV,11kV, 33kV, 66kV, 132kV)
  • Substation installation (11kV, 33kV, 66kV, 132kV)
  • All associated civil engineering works including excavation, cable laying and back-filling.

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