What’s an ICP?

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What’s an ICP?

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An Independent Connection Provider (ICP) is an accredited company that carries out works on behalf of clients on the electricity network. Networks that are built or operated by ICPs will be adopted by either a Distribution Network Operator, or by an Independent Distribution Network Operator (IDNO).

An ICP can carry out Contestable Works on behalf of a DNO or IDNO, or on behalf of a client. Examples of Contestable Works include:

  • Installation of cables (High Voltage and Low Voltage)
  • Substation installation
  • Cable Jointing
  • Network Connections

Commercial customers can choose to employ an accredited contractor (ICP or IDNO) to carry out 'contestable' elements of the works.

See also: IDNO vs DNO