g2 Energy is an ICP – but what does that mean?


What is an ICP?

An Independent Connection Provider (ICP) is an accredited company that carries out works on behalf of clients on the electricity network. These networks are normally owned by either a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) or an Independent Distribution Network Operator (IDNO).

What does an ICP do?

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

Why use an Independent Connection Provider?

There can be many benefits to using an ICP including:

  • Faster delivery
  • Greater flexibility
  • Can be more cost-effective
  • Greater choice of providers

Who can use an ICP?

Some of our previous clients for a variety of projects have included:

  • A Battery Storage Developer
  • A Royal Air Force Base
  • A Gas Generation Facility
  • A mixed-use Urban Development
  • A Solar Farm Developer
  • A Number of Landowners and Farms

Why choose g2 Energy for your grid connection project?

g2 Energy is a Lloyds NERS accredited ICP with over 10 years of experience in the design and construction of grid connection works on electrical power projects across various sectors. We are able to carry out Contestable Works up to and including 132kV, making them a great alternative to the local DNO.

Alongside our experienced in-house High Voltage Electrical and Civil design and construction engineers; g2 Energy can also offer bespoke Containerised Substation solutions, which are installed and assembled at their Milton Keynes warehouse facility.

To see more of g2 Energy’s experience, visit our latest projects section.

Or, for more information on our Electrical and Civil engineering services, get in touch with our team on 01234 482482 or visit our Contact Us page and fill out an enquiry form.

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