Innovation & Low carbon
With the emergence of new technologies and innovations, the way we distribute electricity has changed through the years. The core network of poles and cables remains, but we always add new technologies where they provide a benefit. It's our job to keep developing new innovations and maximise their usage, to help us rise to the challenge of facilitating a low carbon future. Click here to see WPD's Low Carbon Network Fund (LCNF) site.
Please click here for the Innovation Strategy.
View our latest innovation newsletter here.
Every year we publish our Environment and Innovation report. The report is aimed at our stakeholders and provides a useful central document which highlights our performance and targets whilst also acting as a starting point to link to more detailed information and reports.
A copy of our Innovation and Environment Report for 2015/16 can be found here.*
*Please note that you may need to download Adobe Reader for this document. Also, some browsers may not support the interactive function within the PDF.
The strategy has been reviewed at a specific Losses Strategy Stakeholder Event which was held in November 2014. We targeted the event at stakeholders who have a specific interest and understanding of losses. As a result of the event we have included new elements in our strategy relating to service cable selection, harmonic analysis and HV imbalance in our strategy. We have also included more detail on existing sections relating to DSR, network meshing, revenue protection activities and the treatment of Ofgem CBAs.
Please click here for the Losses Strategy.
WPD is committed to protecting the environment and we recognise the role that small-scale renewable energy can have in helping individuals and organisations to combat climate change.
The UK has a bold government target to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 80% by 2050. Meeting these targets may require more local energy production and the decarbonisation of heating and travel.
Increases in distributed generation (DG), electric vehicle charging and electrically based heating, may increase electricity demand and put pressure on the current network capacity. Therefore it is our duty to adapt and improve the electricity network to support this change. We will continue to operate a safe, reliable network and deliver excellent customer service.
Detailed Facts and Figures
We report our Innovation and Losses results to Ofgem in a set of Regulatory Reporting Data Tables.
Copies of the tables, one for each DNO licence area that we operate in, are available by clicking the links below:
for the commentary document which accompanies the tables.