Making sure you get connected on time requires a team effort between Horizon Energy, your licensed electrical contractor and you.
The electrical wiring installed by your contractor must comply with the relevant electrical regulations and the Horizon Energy Terms and Conditions of Connection. You must be able to prove compliance before electricity is supplied to your premises. It is important that your contractor does their part so that electricity supply to your premises can be turned on to meet your target date.
To start proceedings you must complete a Network Connection Application Form (NC1) and submit it to us for action. You can complete the form yourself, or get your electrical contractor to do it for you.
There are advantages to using a contractor that is authorised to work on the Horizon Energy network – we suggest you contact the friendly staff at Horizon to discuss their services.
For full details about the connection process we encourage you to read the Guide to Obtaining an Electricity Supply Connection.
For a new connection you will be required to make a capital contribution towards the cost of making supply available. Horizon Energy’s Capital Contribution Policy which explains the Direct Capital Contribution Fee and the Infrastructure Development Fee is available to download along with our Frequently asked Questions information sheet.
If Horizon Energy’s electricity distribution assets (such as a substation, or pylons) are to be installed on land that you own or is owned by another third party, a legal easement in favour of Horizon Energy must be registered. Read our Easement Terms for more details. Due to the time required to process easements we have a Deed Granting Easement that can be executed by the applicant immediately. This will facilitate a quicker connection.
Please note that where your service or distribution main crosses another landowner’s property you are responsible for obtaining a legal easement from the other landowner in your favour. Also, keep in mind that we are not responsible for maintaining, repairing or replacing service or distribution mains owned by you.
Further information on easements can be found in the Horizon Energy Terms and Conditions of Connection.