Why would I need to disconnect my electricity supply?
When your property no longer needs an electricity supply, for example, because it is going to be demolished, please contact us, so we can disconnect it from the mains network and make it safe.
It may be better to ‘de-energise’ the property if it is to remain in use. Please note, we can only de-energise if it's for less than 72 hours.
Our more common disconnection types are as follows:
|LV Cable Disconnection of a Looped Service||This is the disconnection of a property that may be a flat or dwelling that once formed part of a larger dwelling that has since been converted into multiple dwellings. To disconnect the property, we may need to un-loop the service, which is not included in the fixed base price.||This type of disconnection has a minimum cost of £218 in England and £207 in Scotland.|
LV Service Cable Disconnection at the Mains, in Made Ground
|This is the disconnection of a house, whether detached, semi-detached, etc. where the point of connection between your service and our network (i.e. where we will be performing the disconnection) is located beneath made ground (pavement, driveway, etc.). This point will be somewhere between your property and the road, so if there's a pavement, it's likely to be there.||This type of disconnection has a minimum cost of £1,177 in England and £878 in Scotland.|
LV Service Overhead Line (OHL) Disconnection
|This is the disconnection of a property connected to our network via an overhead service, where a disconnection can be made without affecting any surrounding properties.||This type of disconnection has a minimum cost of £354 in England and £340 in Scotland|
LV Service Cable Disconnection at the Mains, No Civils Works
|This is the disconnection of a house, whether detached, semi-detached, etc. where all excavations and reinstatement works are completed by you.||This type of disconnection has a minimum cost of £235 in England and £216 in Scotland.|
LV Service Cable Disconnection at the Mains, in Unmade Ground
|This is the disconnection of a house, whether detached, semi-detached, etc. where the point of connection between your service and our network (i.e. where we will be performing the disconnection) is located beneath unmade ground (e.g. grass). This point will be somewhere between your property and the road.||This type of disconnection has a minimum cost of £770 in England and £496 in Scotland.|
Information about disconnection and de-energisation
When there is no future use for a property, it is cut off permanently by disconnecting the mains cable. If we are your local network operator, it'll be us that can do this for you.
If you need an electricity supply to the site again, you will have to apply for a new connection.
De-energisation is when only the main fuse is removed. It is suitable for when the property is being refurbished. It is still connected to the electricity network, and can be reconnected by replacing the main fuse.
If it's for less than 72 hours, we can arrange this and then re-energise the supply, if you require this for longer, contact your electricity supplier (the company that sends you electricity bills).
The following Health and Safety Executive guidance notes provide excellent advice on how to work safely near live electricity cables.
Remember: the main cable will remain live if the property is de-energised until we disconnect it permanently.
What we need from you:
- Your contact details
- The MPAN number of the property you would like to disconnect
- The full address and postcode of the site
- A description of the purpose of the disconnection
- How many disconnections you require
- A Letter of Authority if you do not own the property
Once we have all the information we need, a member of our team will put together a quote for you and get in touch to ensure you’re happy with the information we’ve sent you. After you have received, reviewed, accepted and paid for your disconnection, we will then contact you to schedule an appointment. We will contact your supplier to let them know you have requested to be disconnected from the network, and they will contact you to remove your meter and send you a final bill.