Business connections and contracts
Information about how businesses can connect to the electricity or gas network in Northern Ireland.
If you run a small business, charity or organisation, you can contact NIE Networks to get connected to an existing supply or apply for a new connection.
You can shop around for the best deal as some elements of the connection work can be done by accredited electrical contractors. NIE Networks will give you a list of contractors who can carry out those elements of the work so you can obtain additional quotes. These contractors are known as Independent Connection Providers.
The connection process may require significant planning and design and you might need planning permission or approval from landowners. If you are planning to build a new property, you should contact NIE Networks as soon as possible.
If you want to install natural gas in your business, you can contact the relevant gas network operator for your area to enquire about a connection.
Once you are connected to the gas network, depending on where you are located there are different suppliers available.
Business electricity and gas contracts are not the same as domestic contracts.
When entering into a new contract, check all the Terms and Conditions to make sure you understand what you are signing up to. Unlike with domestic consumers, there is no cooling off period for businesses, meaning you won’t be able to change your mind after signing a new contract.
Things to look out for: