Illustration of contestability

New connections

New Connections

  1.  Disconnecting joint on existing HV mains – Non-contestable, to be carried out by WPD
  2.  Dismantling/removing existing overhead line – non-contestable, to be carried out by WPD
  3.  Dismantling/removing existing pole mounted transformer – Non-contestable, to be carried out by WPD
  4.  Disconnecting joint on the existing low voltage main to disconnect supply to existing building – Contestable, can be carried out by an ICP
  5.  Removal of supply at the existing building following disconnection – Contestable, can be carried out by an ICP
  6.  Design of upstream reinforcement required on the high voltage network – Non-contestable, to be carried out by WPD
  7.  Physical completion of upstream reinforcement works on the high voltage network – Non-contestable, to be carried out by WPD – except in instances where the reinforcement is sole funded
  8.  Determination of the Point of Connection – Trial – some ICP’s are able to carry out this element of the works Physical connection of the high voltage point of connection – Trial – some ICP’s are able to carry out this element of the works
  9.  Installation of new high voltage mains – Contestable – can be carried out by an ICP
  10.  Provision and installation of new substation – Contestable – can be carried out by an ICP
  11.  Provision and installation of new low voltage network to be used for services to new dwellings/units – Constestable – can be carried out by an ICP
  12.  Provision and installation of new services to individual dwellings/units – Contestable – can be carried out by an ICP
  13.  Diversion of cables for new site entrance (to lower the cables to achieve minimum depth)
    1. Excavation & installation of cable – contestable
    2. LV jointing – Non-contestable
    3. HV jointing – Non-contestable
    4. Disconnection & removal of existing cable – Non-contestable