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LV Metered disconnection trial

Background

We commenced a trial to enable ICPs to disconnect metered and unmetered LV services. Since then, unmetered disconnections have become Business as Usual and we have extended the trial to include LV mains cable disconnections.

  • The trial enables an ICP to carry out disconnection works associated with a new connection scheme. The trial will be open to accredited ICP’s for the following work types:

    LV Disconnection table
    Description Point of Disconnection
    Single LV service Public Highway
    Multiple LV services Public Highway
    Single LV Pole Termination Public Highway or Development Land
    LV Mains Cable Public Highway
    LV Mains Pole Termination Public Highway or Development Land

    The following Low Voltage disconnections are not permitted under this trial:

    • Low voltage service or mains cable on a high voltage pole
    • Low voltage service on a telecommunications pole
    • Low voltage service or mains cable in third party land
    • Low voltage mains cable feeder pillar disconnection; and
    • Low voltage split phase network
  • The process to be followed where an ICP is intending to undertake an LV disconnection is set out in ST:NC2L Appendix M, available to view on our Technical Information pages.

  • Should you have any queries please email us with your contact details to wpdconnectionspolicy@westernpower.co.uk.