New Connections

We have been at the forefront of the contestable connections market since its inception.

New Connections

We have been at the forefront of the contestable connections market since its inception.

We Design & Install Contestable Electrical Connections


– Experts in designing and constructing electricity assets

– Highly experienced design and planning teams

– Competitive prices

– Favourable terms and conditions and flexible payment arrangements

– Timely delivery

– We can self-determine points of connection and carry out the final connections

– Market knowledge and the ability to value engineer all types of connections

– Ability to challenge DNOs on non-contestable aspects, particularly network reinforcement

– We manage all aspects of your connection from start to finish, including managing the DNO and the non-contestable elements

– We take away the hassle allowing our customers to focus on what they do best

– There are no intermediaries to complicate the process

– All of our staff are highly trained and safety is at the forefront of our minds in everything we do

How we evolved...

Our senior engineers and directors have held various roles in the new connections market, working initially for DNOs and then major EPCs that entered the market as competition-in-connections gathered pace.

We have been involved in all aspects of new connections, from acting as industry designers and consultants, to challenging DNOs on cost and network reinforcement issues. We have considerable experience in the contestable connections market as a Lloyds accredited Independent Connections Provider (ICP), working under the requirements of the National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS).

Since UES expanded its NERS accreditation to encompass construction aspects, we have delivered a large number of new connections, ranging from low voltage connections to domestic dwellings, connections to commercial and industrial developments and complex connections for distributed generation schemes.

Our Service

At UES, we have the in-house capability to design and install all types of contestable electrical connections. We are specialists in the field of contestable electrical connections and we can help you with all aspects of the process, from start to finish.

You will have a single point of contact throughout and we will keep you updated on the various stages of the project, right through to power-on. Our track record in delivering connections speaks for itself.

UES will design and deliver your connections project on a turnkey basis- there are no middlemen or intermediaries to deal with, just the team at UES who will deliver a timely connection.

DNO Network Reinforcements

In some cases, DNO network reinforcement is required to facilitate a connection and some element of reinforcement is classified as contestable work.

UES is able to carry out network reinforcement as part of the contestable connection, however we will always question the need for reinforcement by capitalising on our skill-set in electricity network design and planning. After all, we have worked on the ‘other side of the fence’, we have the in-house expertise and let’s face it, errors of judgement at DNO planning offices can and do happen.

At UES we have a very successful track record in challenging DNOs on the requirements for reinforcement as well as challenging the apportionment/contribution that our customers are asked to make.

We can supply testimonials from our clients for a large number of projects where we have successfully challenged DNOs and actually managed to arrange significant refunds. Furthermore, challenging connection and reinforcement costs can also be done retrospectively – please give us a call if you need any advice on reinforcement charges.



Explore a few of our recent projects to understand the many different ways that we offer value to our clients’ development projects and help ensure that budgets and timescales are kept to.

UES case study at Prestigious Apartment Project, Battersea, London

Prestigious Apartment Project, Battersea

We produced a detailed electrical engineering design for a high-specification residential development in Battersea.

Sheffield Biomass Case Study Image

Sheffield Biomass Plant

Complex cable route through Sheffield
requires a sharp mind for design approval.

Marsh Farm Biomass Generation

We were appointed to carry out the 11kV design and installation for a new biomass generation facility located at Marsh Farm in Vange, Essex.

The Grantley Hall Hotel Development

Utility Engineering Solutions Ltd has been appointed to provide power to Grantley Hall, a luxurious 5-star hotel.


UESL are fully accredited under the industry recognized National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS) and have supported over 20 of our country’s ICP’s achieve their own NERS accreditation. We have also recently obtained our Gas Industry Registration Scheme (GIRS) accreditation.


    We are experts in this sector with on-going training to achieve uncompromising results.


    You will have your own dedicated account manager and team on your projects, so no waiting in a queue at a call centre.


    We have the authorisation to sign off our own designs in specific DNO areas and carry out the final connection in all DNO areas.


    We are fully accredited under the industry recognised National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS) and the Gas Industry Registration Scheme (GIRS).

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