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  • Did you know you have a choice?

    You can seek alternative estimates or quotations from independent connection providers.
    House connecting to other buildings
  • Interactivity Process

    Find out more about what to expect if your Connection Offer becomes interactive.

    Interactivity Process
  • Connecting Electric Vehicle charge points

    Looking to connect a new Electric Vehicle (EV) charging point? Find out more information about the process, indicative timescales and costs.

  • Competition in Connections – Part Funded Reinforcement (PFR) Trial

    A report setting out details of the proposed trial to allow Independent Connection Providers (ICPs) to deliver the reinforcement element of a project was submitted to Ofgem in early January 2018. Ofgem have now completed the review of our proposal and have made the decision to grant consent to our derogation from Section 6.15 of our Connection Charging Methodology Statement (CCMS), which excludes ICPs from carrying out non-contestable reinforcement. This allows SHEPD/SEPD to offer Part Funded Reinforcement to ICPs on a 3 year trial subject to project and participant criteria being met. 

    The official start date for the trial is 30th March 2018 and will end on 30th March 2021.

    For details on the PFR trial and how ICPs can participate, please, refer to our Competition in Connections web page.

  • Electric Vehicles After Diversity Maximum Demand

    When designing new developments or assessing the retrofit of existing developments, we have network design principles that should be adhered to.

    Care should be taken when considering the connection of Low Carbon Technologies (LCT) such as electric vehicles (EVs), as studies such as My Electric Avenue have shown that the use of slow chargers (3.5 kW) can more than double the peak demand of a domestic property.

     

    Charging events will often last for several hours at the sustained rate of the charge point, affecting the after diversity maximum demand (ADMD) of electric vehicle (EV) charging – as a result, the total kW rating of the EV charging point should be added to the ADMD values for domestic properties, unless there is more than 20 EV charging points on the feeder in which case we apply a 0.5 diversity factor which means half the total kW rating of the EV charging point can be used.

     

    In summary:

    •  ≤ 20 EV charging points connected to a feeder, EV demand = total kW rating of charger
    •  > 20 EV charging points connected to a feeder, EV demand = 0.5 x the total kW rating of charger

     

    Full guidance can be found in our Planning Standards for Low Voltage Distribution Network (TG-NET-NPL-001) policy document.

      We are committed to reviewing whether these figures should be revised in light of the latest datasets as they become available, and will update our stakeholders if/when we do