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DNO-Approved Cable

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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 from low voltage waveform cables to medium voltage connections and extra high voltage cables covering applications across transmission, distribution and operations.

G81 manufactured DNO cable 11kV triplex

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 Power 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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The Cable Lab®

UKAS-accredited specialist cable testing laboratory

About Eland Cables

The Cable Lab® our in-house cable testing facility, is UKAS-accredited to ISO 17025, which is the single most important standard for calibration and testing laboratories around the world. Accreditation to this international standard demonstrates our laboratory's technical competence and the accuracy of its results.

For our customers, it means peace of mind. They can have full confidence in the quality of our products and can demonstrate due diligence in selecting their cable supplier.

Our customers can also rely on the Cable Lab's services for an independent, objective and comprehensive quality assessment of cables procured from third parties.


About Eland Cables

About Eland Cables

Established in 1975, Eland Cables is a supplier of power, data, instrumentation and control cables and cable accessories to the world's most demanding industries and to some of its most prestigious projects. Our reputation is built on an unswerving focus on quality, technical expertise and customer service.


Our focus on quality has resulted in our in-house specialist cable testing facility securing the ISO 17025 accreditation. This certifies the competence, impartiality and performance capability of our laboratory and its evaluations. In turn, it means peace of mind for our customers with regard to the quality of the cables they source from us.

Expert tecHnical support

Our highly-qualified technical team is on hand to provide technical support with all aspects of cable selection, technical specification, regulatory requirements, and bespoke cable design and manufacture.

Complete Cable Solutions

We are a key contributor to projects in over 100 countries every year, adding value through comprehensive technical support, reliable logistics, innovative solutions, and a customer-centric approach.