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07th June 2018

New Connections

Connecting to the electricity and gas network.


To get a new electricity connection you will need to contact NIE Networks and complete an application form. You can obtain this online or contact NIE Networks directly to request a form.

You can shop around for the best deal for some elements of the connection work. NIE Networks will give you a list of accredited electrical contractors so that you can obtain additional quotes. These are known as Independent Connection Providers.

The connection process can be quite lengthy in timescale as it requires significant planning and design and may require planning permission or approval from landowners. If you are planning to build a new property, you should contact NIE Networks as soon as possible.

Gas Network

If you want to install natural gas in your business you should contact the relevant gas distribution company to see if they operate in your area.

  • For Greater Belfast and Larne – contact Phoenix Natural Gas.
  • For Antrim, Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon, Newry, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine, Portstewart, Limavady and Derry/Londonderry – contact Firmus Energy.

The natural gas network is currently being extended into the West of Northern Ireland including Strabane, Dungannon, Cookstown, Coalisland, Magherafelt, Omagh, Enniskillen and Derrylin. SGN Natural Gas owns, operates and is responsible for developing this natural gas network. Once gas is available, business customers in these towns have a choice from the following suppliers: SSE Airtricity, Electric Ireland, firmus energy, Flogas (Natural Gas) and Go Power.

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