• An IDNO is an Independent Distribution Network Operator (IDNO) who can build, own, and operate licensed electricity networks throughout the UK.

    By being a licensed IDNO, Eclipse Power Networks can enter into an Adoption Agreement with Developers, Contractors and ICPs and provide a financial contribution (Asset Value Contribution) for the adoption of the network assets.

    Eclipse Power Networks would then operate and maintain the new network under our license obligations for the lifetime of the assets.

  • A Distribution Network Operator (DNO):

    • Licensed by OFGEM
    • Distributes electricity from the national grid to homes and businesses
    • Work in specific geographical areas in the UK

    You can find out who your network operator is by visiting the ENA website – https://www.energynetworks.org/operating-the-networks/whos-my-network-operator 

    • ICPs
    • Developers
    • Consultants
    • Contractors
    • Electric Vehicle Providers
    • Residential, Commercial, and Industrial projects
    • Storage projects looking to connect at High Voltage (HV) and 132kV to either the DNO network or National Grid
    • Battery Storage projects
    • Embedded Generation projects
    • Data Centres and Industrial Buildings (Warehouses for example)
    • Projects being developed within a variety of industries such as Healthcare, Property and Transport
  • An IDNO is a Independent Distribution Network Operator who are licensed companies who design, own, operate and maintain electricity networks in the UK.

    A DNO is a Distribution Network Operator who are licensed companies who can distribute electricity in specific geographical areas throughout the UK.

    Both are licensed by OFGEM (Office of Gas and Electricity Markets).

    IDNO’s connect to the local distribution network or to the transmission network to serve new developments and are ultimately responsible for maintainin.

    DNOs distribute electricity from the transmission grid for a large geographical area, whereas IDNOs distribute electricity from either DNOs, or the transmission network, to smaller local areas. Both DNOs and IDNOs are responsible for connection line faults and maintenance.

  • A standard grid connection for a project

    UK grid connections split into two parts

    1. Contestable Works – Can be carried out by an ICP or the local DNO
    2. Non Contestable Works – can be carried out by the local DNO only

    Following completion of electricity network – it must be adopted by either the DNO or a licensed IDNO (such as Eclipse Power Networks)