DNO-Approved Cable

We supply a comprehensive range of Distribution Network Operator (DNO) approved cables from stock and on short manufacturing lead times for larger projects.

This includes the full range of cables used by electric utilities for both private and DSO (distribution system operators) owned grids, from low voltage waveform cables to medium voltage connections and extra high voltage cables covering applications across transmission, distribution and operations.

Utility Approved cables

Our cables hold approvals for a number of UK-based electric utilities, including:

Electric utility Geographical region covered
National Grid UK-wide
Electricity Northwest (ENW) North West England
ESB Networks Ireland
Northern Ireland Electricity Northern Ireland
Northern Powergrid (NPG) North East England, Yorkshire
Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN) Central and southern Scotland, Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and North Shropshire
SSE Power Distribution (SSE) North Scotland, Southern England
UK Powukper Networks (UKPN) Eastern England, South-East England, London
Western Power Distribution (WPD) East Midlands, West Midlands, South Wales and South-West England

11kV Triplex Cables

A number of the 11kV DNO cables are supplied in triplex format, with three single core cables twisted together before being wound onto drums. This includes the triplex 11kV cable for UKPN, Western Power Distribution, Northern Power Grid and Electricity North West. 

Low Voltage Waveform Cables

Waveform cables are 3 core and 4 core solid segmented aluminium conductors with XLPE insulation and PVC sheathing designed as a service cable for the final connection to properties. Manufactured to BS7870 and with a voltage rating of 0.6/1kV these waveform cables are also DNO-approved.

DNO / Utility cable selection and approvals

Eland Cables' technical engineers have vast experience of assisting clients with DNO-approved cable selection. We also work closely with a number of utilities in the UK and internationally to develop new cables and to secure product approvals. Please contact us to discuss your project and maintenance requirements.

Power Networks Cable Catalogue

The second edition of Eland Cables' technical guide containing DNO specification cables and general medium voltage specifications is available to download. Hard copies are available upon request from our DNO project team by calling 020 7241 8506.
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