Manage your electricity supply
Apply for additional powerIf you need to apply for a new supply, additional electrical power ('additional load'), and/or alterations to your current supply, whether permanent or temporary, we're here to help. Electric car charging points 3.6kW or above will also require an additional load application.
Declare your private generation - EE40We can only set up a buy-back account when we know that you have private generation equipment - such as solar panels - and have inspected them. We will require an EE40 form to apply for permission to operate a private electricity generating unit in parallel with Guernsey's electricity grid.
Register an Electric Vehicle Charging PointIf you are installing an electric car charging point 3.6kW or under, you do not need to submit an additional load form and just need to register the charger. A Fast or Rapid charging point will need a formal application for additional load ("ALF")
What is additional load?
In Guernsey, properties receive electricity through underground electricity cables that are connected to the wider electricity network. Similar to a plug extension in your home, there is a finite supply of electricity ('capacity') available on the cable - and more electrical installations demand more from the supply line cable.
Nobody can tell just by looking at the ground how much capacity there might be to supply a property. This is why your installer will apply to Guernsey Electricity for the ‘additional load' (extra power) you need each time electrical work is requested. An engineer will then need to establish how much capacity there currently is and if there is sufficient to power your proposed installations.
This includes (but is not limited to) electric heating upgrades, a car charging unit (above 3.6kW), hot tubs, or re-wiring for an extension.
Low Voltage connections
For information on Guernsey Electricity's requirements for connection onto the Low Voltage ("LV") electricity network, please see this guide.
Frequently asked questions
We have compile a document with additional information on services, inspections and additional load applications.