What We Do

Independent Connection Provider (ICP)

We are a fully accredited Independent Connection Provider, able to design and build all connections in the UK across all Distribution Network Operator (DNO) areas, from Low Voltage up to 132kV.

eSmart Networks pioneered ‘self-determination’, a process for establishing the most efficient point of connection with a DNO, and ‘self-connection’, a process for carrying out connections to DNO networks that enables us to take full control of the connection process.

Service Features

  • Fully accredited with Lloyds Register
  • Self-determination of Point of Connection up to 1MVA at 11kV
  • Live LV connections
  • Challenge of reinforcement costs
  • Analysis of DNO networks in advance of Point of Connection applications
  • Nationwide service
  • Harmonic, flicker, earthing, protection studies required by the DNO
  • Commercial LV, HV and EHV connections

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Installation and Commissioning

We install electric vehicle charging units into car parks, buildings, petrol station forecourts, existing sites and new sites. Our usual scope of works is multiple 7kW chargers up to 350kW high powered charging.

We have extensive expertise in ABB and Tritium high power charging and are accredited to design and install both systems.

eSmart Networks are experienced in the design, installation and commissioning of battery storage solutions, including your battery management system.

Service Features

  • In house installation teams
  • Specialist EV installation electricians
  • NICEIC ‘Approved Contractor’
  • Detailed handover file for every project
  • Full testing and commissioning certificates issued before handover
  • Detailed commissioning plans and tests
  • All HV commissioning carried out by experienced eSmart Networks Senior Authorised Person

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Design and Advise

We offer a full design and advice service for complex or multi-site programmes of works.

Our highly experienced, in house chartered Electrical Engineers have designed everything from small, low-voltage, public lamp column connections to 132kV, off-shore windfarms.

Service Features

  • Feasibility studies (including multi-site appraisals)
  • Site surveys
  • Investment costing and appraisal
  • Full Electrical and Civil Engineering design
  • Technical Challenge to DNOs
  • Value engineering of DNO connection and on-site infrastructure
  • UK Specific regulatory advice
  • Land ownership searches
  • Traffic Management advice and planning
  • Wayleave and land right negotiation

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Programme Management

We specialise in the detailed and effective programme management required for the national rollout of multi-site projects.

Service Features

  • Dedicated project manager at all times
  • CDM Principle Contractor and Designer roles
  • On site works
  • Offsite works
  • Committed timescales for offers, quotes, work commence etc.
  • Weekly trackers issued
  • Weekly conference calls, regular updates
  • Dedicated H&S team
  • Detailed and specific RAMS
  • Close out surveys
  • Live access to programme information

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Civil Engineering Design & Build

eSmart Networks offer a turnkey solution for all the civil engineering components related to your project, all designed and signed off by Chartered civil engineers.

Service Features

  • Excavation, cable laying and reinstatement
  • Foundations, plinths and cable basements
  • Containerised substations
  • GRP and brick-built substations
  • Hard standing construction
  • Section 278 (S278) works and access roads
  • Site clearance and preparation
  • As-laid and detailed drawings

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Electrical Installation Design & Build

Our in-house electrical designers and electricians complete all electrical installations to BS7671, as well as all other required regulations, such as the EV Code of practice, PV Code of Practice and the Association for Petroleum & Explosives Administration APEA ‘Blue Book’.

Service Features

  • Highly competent electrical design team
  • NICEIC Approved installer
  • Earthing studies
  • Protection Studies
  • LV, HV and EHV
  • Testing and commissioning
  • Electrical Installation Certificates (BS7671 EIC)

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