Our innovative approach to implementing connection arrangements has successfully reduced costs, on each project.

 

Challenging the DNO

A connection offer is divided into Contestable and Non-Contestable costs. We always challenge and verify these costs and their timescales. The DNOs are not motivated to provide the quick and economic service a commercial developer requires but by working with them we can significantly improve on their offer.

In many cases the offer can simply be incorrect.  Our in house team of engineers will check this and then challenge as appropriate.  We are able to provide our clients with clear and accurate pricing information that enables them to make sound commercial decisions.

Cost Savings

Our innovative approach to implementing connection arrangements has been successful in reducing Non-Contestable costs, on average, by over £100k per project.  In one instance, we were able to make savings of over £1 million in fees and costs.

Time Saving

By streamlining the procurement process and applying pressure to the DNO we have managed to reduce delivery programmes significantly.  From initial application to final connection we have reduced timescales to well below those given in the initial offer.

Refunds

Once a project is complete we re-examine the non-contestable costs that our client has been charged by the DNO to make sure these are fair and appropriate, and where appropriate we ask for a refund.  This has often resulted in refunds of thousands and in some cases, hundreds of thousands of pounds to our clients.

Contestable Works

Very often the DNO’s offer to complete the contestable works may not be the most cost effective way to proceed.  Also the DNO is unlikely to be in a position to drastically improve on lead times to complete works due to other maintenance and upgrade works which they will also need to be scheduling.  As a Lloyds registered company under the National Electricity Registration Scheme Green Frog Connect are able offer a quotation for the contestable works often at a much lower cost with reduced timescales.    

  • Our in house team of engineers will check challenge costs as appropriate
  • Our innovative approach can reduce costs by over £100k
  • Streamlined the procurement process reduces delivery programmes significantly
  • We are a Lloyds registered company under the National Electricity Registration Scheme