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Latest news from WPD

Sky-high check for WPD power network

Our helicopters are carrying out routine patrols of the overhead network.

New apprentices learn skills needed for the job ahead

New recruits get to grips with the basics as they embark on their engineering career.

'Look Up - Look Out'

Bonfire & firework warning.

Investment update for Spalding

 A £7m project to boost power supplies is nearing completion

£300k investment improves Westerleigh supply

Infrastructure upgrade ensures high level of service in South Gloucester area.

Heading high to replace power lines

Tower linesman are busy carrying out work on a 132kV circuit in the West Midlands.

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Preparing for winter weather

With the weather becoming ever more unpredictable as we move into winter, we’re always geared up to respond quickly if our customers’ power supplies are disrupted.

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DG Stakeholder workshop

There's still time to sign up to our Distributed Generation Stakeholder Workshop being held in Birmingham on 26 November.

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Who we are

Western Power Distribution is the electricity distribution network operator for the Midlands, South Wales and the South West.

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Serving our customers

We deliver electricity to over 7.8 million customers over a 55,300 square kilometre service area covering the Midlands, South Wales and the South West.

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Power cuts

We aim to inform you as far in advance as possible if we need to perform maintenance on our network in your area – but unfortunately some power cuts are unplanned. If you are experiencing a power cut please contact us to report it. You should also get in touch if you need further help and advice or if there is something else you think we need to know about.

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RIIO-ED1 Business plan

Ofgem confirms fast track for WPD Business Plan.

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Connection Surgeries

Come along to one of our Connection Surgeries to discuss your connection requirements.

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Register for website updates

You can now register to receive a fortnightly email from WPD informing you of updates made to our webpages and online documents.

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If you’re planning a to add or change a connection to our electricity network, please visit our Connections pages where you can find out what to do. You can now also apply for any connection online via our online connections application facility.

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We care about the environment

As a business we are committed to protecting the environment and constantly look to reduce our impact
on it.

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Power cuts in your area

Sometimes power cuts do happen, but when they do, we're ready to restore your electricity as soon as possible. Find out if we are working on an issue in your area at the moment.

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Do we serve your area?

Check if you are covered by our network encompassing 7.8 million customers over a 55,300 square kilometre distribution area.

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Ready to make a connection?

Apply to get connected to our network, modify your current connection or get a budget estimate or feasibility study.




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Customer service


The importance of getting it right first time, every time.

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Network planning consultations


Read the latest on our current network planning consultation.

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Priority services

We have special arrangements in place for vulnerable customers who depend on electricity and for whom power cuts may be particularly worrying.

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Video library

Watch our latest videos to find out about the work we do and how we can help you.

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