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Latest news from WPD

The apprentice application deadline is looming

Apply before noon on Monday 26 January for the chance to join our apprenticeship sheme.

£7m Investment for Spalding network - update

A major investment to further improve power supplies in Spalding is nearing completion.

Powerful investment for Lincoln & North Nottinghamshire is complete

A £1m investment to boost power supplies to 160,000 customers has been completed.

£3m Investment to boost Shropshire network

Work on major scheme to boost investment in Shropshire is nearing completion. 

New equipment speeds power cut restoration

An innovative scheme to install automation to existing switchgear has been completed. 

Staff's festive fundraising effort

Colleagues don festive knitwear to raise funds for charity.

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Preparing for winter weather

Find out what we’re doing and how you can be prepared in case of power cuts.

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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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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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Who is my supplier?

Find out who your electricity supplier is and how to contact them. 

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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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