What is an Independent Connection Provider (ICP)?
An ICP is a company that can build electricity networks to agreed standards and quality for adoption by WPD or an IDNO. The ICP must be registered with Lloyds Register EMEA under the National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS) and hold the relevant scopes for the works to be undertaken.
Where can I find an ICP?
Please click here for a list of ICPs active in the WPD area. Click here for access to the Lloyds Register website for further details of the NERS scheme and a list of registered ICP’s.
What work can be done by an ICP?
Connections works are split into contestable and non-contestable works. Contestable works can be carried out by WPD, an ICP or an IDNO. An ICP can undertake contestable works activities but cannot undertake the non-contestable works. A table of contestable and non-contestable activities can be found at the bottom of this page.
Click here for details of the operational activities that an ICP is permitted to undertake on the WPD network.