Isolator Installations

A MOCOPA Party can install an Isolator switch between the Meter and the Consumer equipment only when it has the correct authorisation from the Supplier or Distribution Business to carry out this work.

Installing an isolator switch requires the security seals on the metering equipment to be removed; any removal of the security seals without permission from the equipment owner is classified as illegal tampering.

These obligations have been in place for many years and have not changed recently.

Any work that does not have the correct authorisations from the equipment owners in place should not proceed. Any concerns around authorisation can be raised with the Registration Authority.

MOCOPA is working in collaboration with DCUSA (Distribution Connection Use of Systems Agreement) to address the requirement to install isolators for property owners safely, under a controlled process.