Working for fossil freedom

Read about our net zero plans

Vattenfall IDNO is an Ofgem regulated Independent Distribution Network Operator.
We own and maintain electrical network infrastructure to ensure safe and reliable supplies for our customers.

"When choosing to select an IDNO partner there are intangible factors to consider other than simply the AAV on offer. I really appreciate that I’m able to pick up the phone to you, get clear answers to emails and your general 'can-do' attitude.
It’s a real pleasure to work with you!"

An Independent Connection Provider

Find out about our services for commercial developers, H2 projects, generation connections...

Expert consultancy to accelerate your connection to the UK grid

We provide an alternative to working with your local DNO and pay business owners and devel...

As a licenced IDNO we adopt and maintain electricity networks.
We provide an alternative to working with your local DNO
and pay business owners and developers an Asset Adoption Value.

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Vattenfall IDNO is part of Vattenfall Group, a Swedish state backed energy company established over 100 years ago which employs more than 20,000 people.


Vattenfall is an independent IDNO - our core focus is establishing high quality electrical networks. We are open to working with any Independent Connection Provider.


Safety is our top priority at Vattenfall and one of our core values. We care about the health and safety of our employees, contractors, customers, the environment and wider society.

News and insights

Updated White Paper explains Independent Distribution Network Operators

Our new white paper provides critical insights into the role and benefits of Independent Distribution Network Operators (IDNOs).

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Value engineering for large electrical grid connections

One of the key features of Vattenfall IDNO's approach is our emphasis on ‘value engineering’ – but what exactly is it and how does it work?

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Electrifying UK Businesses

Suzanna Lashford explains Vattenfall IDNO's Role in Accelerating the Transition to Net Zero.

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Working for fossil freedom

Net zero by 2040

At Vattenfall, we’re collaborating with partners from beyond the energy sector to decarbonise entire industries and help make fossil free living a reality. Discover what we're doing.

Net zero by 2040
We are one of the few leading energy companies that is targetting net zero by 2040.

Highest ranking for sustainability
In February 2022 Vattenfall was once again awarded platinum status for sustainability – the highest ranking from EcoVadis, a leader in sustainability assessments. The award consolidates Vattenfall’s position as one of the most sustainability-oriented energy companies. In the 2022 review, Vattenfall's rating climbed even further, from 78 to 87. Read more about the 2022 EcoVadis rating and our work on sustainability.

Innovation for fossil freedom
We develop solutions and innovations that bring us closer to our goal of fossil-freedom. Read about our innovative collaborations.



CO2 emissions

Vattenfall CO2 roadmap

Million tons, 1990-2050 (forecast)

A - Deregulation of Europe's energy markets begins.
B – Vattenfall grows internationally. Acquisitions in Europe including our German Lignite business.
C – Ongoing transition to enable fossil freedom

Read more about our Roadmap to fossil freedom