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Electricity North West provide unmetered connections (i.e. streetlights, advertising units, CCTV cameras) for a range of customers. If you require an unmetered connection, please read the guidance notes below and submit an application.

For a quick estimate of costs or to see how our quotations are broken down, click here.

  • How to apply

    Download our simple step-by-step guide here 

    You may require a new unmetered connection if, for example, you are building a new development with street furniture or erecting a new billboard and require lighting.If you need a new unmetered connection/disconnection, please follow the steps below:

    1. If you require an unmetered connection, you can apply online now or follow the steps below.

    2. Download an application form and save to your desktop, complete and email us (Files under 8MG only) or post to Energy Solutions, Electricity North West, Frederick Road, Salford, M6 6QH.

    3. Once you have applied for a connection, we will process your application within 25 working days and make sure all the information we have received is complete. (Please ensure the site specification is correct and that you install red ducting as per the quotation pack that will be posted to you.)

    4. Following an acceptance of a quotation (to see how your quotation will be broken down click here) and confirmation that your site is ready, we will connect your street furniture as agreed within 35 working days.

  • Rent a jointer

    Our ‘Rent a Jointer’ scheme has been designed for those who would prefer to carry out all excavation, backfill and reinstatement, using their own suitably qualified contractor.

    We will only provide a jointer (on a daily rate for a fixed contract period) to complete your connection. If you would like to explore this option, please email us or call 0800 195 4141.

  • Tripartite agreement

    Our tripartite agreement enables a Local Authority to use a third party Independent Connections Provider to carry out their disconnections and transfers.

  • Local authority

    Due to the regular volume of work requests for unmetered connections, submitted by local authorities, you do not need to apply for a quotation. Local authorities should send a purchase order and fill in the attached form.

    For all orders less than 100 columns, we guarantee that we will complete all works within 35 days of the site being ready.

  • Guaranteed standards of performance

    We aim to provide an efficient service and value for money for all of our customers, in line with the Guaranteed Standards of Performance, as set by our regulator Ofgem.

    Category  Timescale  Late penalty  
    Quotation produced 25 working days  £15 daily 
    Connection date (New site)  As agreed  £15 daily 
    Connection date (Adopted land)  35 working days  £15 daily 

    For anyone applying for an unmetered connection, please read through our Guaranteed Standards of Performance here.

  • Your thoughts

    Tell us what you think...

    We carried out a programme of phone interviews with our existing unmetered contact lists in November 2015 and collected a number of views on our services and staff working on unmetered connections.

    We are always looking for feedback to make sure that our services are the best that we can provide. Your views are hugely important to make sure that we are focusing on what is most important to you in our current work and our future plans.

    If you are interested in taking part in our ongoing research, please register your interest here.

Need a new unmetered connection?

Apply online now...

Download our simple step-by-step guide here...

Contact us

Energy Solutions
Electricity North West
Frederick Road
M6 6QH

0800 048 1820 (Choose Option 2 and then Option 1) 
(Opening Hours: 08:00 - 17:00)

Email us 


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Engineers are working to restore power to properties after severe flooding in Lancashire and Rochdale.

We are doing everything we can to restore power and we'll update you regularly on our news section and TwitterFor emergencies, please call us on 0800 195 4141.