General terms and definitions

Who
These are the connected companies within a user search result that may have assets close to or in the searched area.
What
The results classify the companies by type. Definitions of the type of company can be found in this glossary.
Where
The results classify the companies by operational extent :
Operate in your search area - These companies have local or regional areas or operate nationally with a high likelihood of plant in your area.
Operate near your search area - Outside the highlighted area but still within 3 kilometres. This additional check helps to mitigate company boundaries that may be inaccurate.
Operate nationally - These companies operate, or may operate, across the whole of Great Britain nationally, and, as such, may have plant anywhere.
Utility
A company that provides a service through linear assets or network, such as energy or water services, or the like.

Types of company

Clean Water
Companies operating regionally in England and nationally in Scotland and Wales, to provide the collection, treatment and distribution of water.
Wastewater
Companies operating regionally in England and nationally in Scotland and Wales, to provide the collection, treatment and recycling of wastewater.
Electricity Transmission
Companies providing high voltage transmission networks in the UK enabling the bulk transfer of electricity (direct from power stations) around the country.
Electricity Distribution Network Operator
Companies that branch from the national high voltage transmission networks providing regional distribution of power to the consumer.
Electricity Independent Distribution Network Operator
Grid companies operating nationally, providing 'pockets' of local grids that branch from regional grids to deliver power to industrial, commercial and domestic users.
Gas Transmission
A high pressure gas transmission system in Great Britain, enabling the bulk transfer of gas around the country.
Gas Distribution Network Operator
Companies that branch from the high pressure gas transmission system providing medium and low pressure regional gas distribution networks to reach the consumer.
Independent Gas Transporter
Distribution network companies operating nationally, providing 'pockets' of local networks that branch from regional distribution networks to deliver medium and low pressure gas to the consumer.
Telecommunications
Companies providing local, regional and national landline telephone, mobile phone, internet access, television & radio networks.

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