Competition in Connections FAQ
Yes, provided that when the ICP submits the design they confirm that: WPD is requested to determine the POC; The ICP has Self-determined the design in accordance with ST:SD1F.
Yes, an ICP can ask WPD for a Dual Offer.
It depends on which party undertakes the jointing works. Ownership will remain with the party that undertook the joint.
No, the dismantlement and removal of existing WPD electrical plant and lines is non contestable.
Yes, the ICP is allowed to procure and lay mains and services however, all associated jointing remains non contestable excepting subsequent joints made for connections to the new development.
No, the ICP can lay the cable up to WPD's apparatus but WPD must make off the termination.
Yes. However, any request of this kind will require WPD to issue a revised connection offer following the requirements of the guaranteed standards.
Generally No, WPD would wish to retain the customer however, in exceptional circumstances WPD may agree to reconnect the customer to the IDNO network where it is deemed appropriate to do so.
Yes. However, as the self-determination of a POC has been developed for an ICP to undertake all the activities themselves, WPD must issue a connection offer for the works required.
Yes. However, the ICP shall ensure that the meter has been removed by the meter operator prior to the work commencing, full details are contained within ST:NCL2.
Yes, provided that they are party to the Framework Network Access & Adoption Agreement and associated extension of contestability agreement.
Full details are available in ST:NC2M.