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Latest news from WPD

Hereford and Ludlow football teams kick off charity fundraising

Over £800 raised for Midlands Air Ambulance at company football match.

Flash Bang comes to Eisteddfod

WPD support electricity show at Eisteddfod.

Powerful investment for Heage

A £2m project is underway in Derbyshire.

Poly tunnel for Three Ways School

WPD funds new poly tunnel for special needs academy.

Pedal power the way forward

Birmingham engineers use electric bikes to get around city and maintain electricity supplies during A38 tunnel closures.


Staff’s fantastic response as lightning storms hit supplies

Advanced preparations lead to quick response times for customers.

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Registration now open!

You can now register to attend one of the three Distribution Generation fora.

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

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