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.
Our latest report has been developed with the intention of making it clearer for stakeholders and all interested parties to understand what actions we have taken to manage our network losses in the past year along with our plans for 2017.
Managing network losses is a high priority for WPD and with increasing levels of distributed energy on the system along with the uptake of low carbon technology; we must ensure we take appropriate actions now so that our networks become increasingly energy efficient in an economical way.
Replacing assets, redesigning our network and developing innovation projects are all helping reduce our network losses resulting in savings of 122GWh during the RIIO-ED1 period. In simple terms, this would be the equivalent amount of energy needed to power approximately 40,000 homes for one year, producing 50 million kilograms of CO2 emissions.
Additional benefits include a reduction in customers’ energy costs and carbon emissions while freeing up extra capacity on the network.
This latest report will explain what these losses are and how they occur in greater detail along with facts and figures about the initiatives that WPD is taking to reduce losses.
To read our latest Losses Strategy Report click here.
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.