From 1st May 2018 we will be implementing changes to the way we recover some of the costs that we incur when preparing an offer for an electricity connection. If your proposed electricity connection requires work at 22kV and above we will charge you for the time we spend preparing the offer for connection in accordance with the Electricity (Connection Offer Expenses) Regulations 2018. We will require payment even if you do not accept the offer. The charge covers costs we reasonably incur when assessing the impacts of the proposed connection on the distribution/transmission system, designing the connection (including any reinforcement works) and preparing the offer.
We will invoice you at the same time as we issue the offer and you will be required to make payment within 28 days of issue.
The amount we charge will vary according to the complexity of the scheme based upon your requested capacity and the type of assets required to enable the connection. They will also vary according to whether you require an offer for WPD to undertake all the works or you request an offer for WPD to undertake only the non-contestable works and you employ an independent connection provider to undertake the rest.
Read more on the Western Power Distribution website