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DSO Strategy

We recognise that the change from a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) to a Distribution System Operator (DSO) is essential to driving performance and efficiency from our network and to ensure it can meet the future energy demands of all our customers.  The enhanced capabilities we are developing will also give our customers the freedom to access other opportunities within the developing energy system.  

In December 2017 we updated our DSO Strategy to reflect feedback from a wide range of stakeholders including customer groups, industry and local enterprise partnerships.

  Our DSO Strategy is available to view here.

We encourage our stakeholders to feedback on our proposed actions to become a full DSO and will be continuing to engage through our regular stakeholder events.

DSO Strategy Consultation

On Thursday 14th September 2017, we held a DSO Strategy Consultation Event at IET Birmingham: Austin Court. This event gave WPD the opportunity to provide an overview of our DSO strategy and present our network strategy publications including; Distribution System Operability Framework (DSOF) and Energy Storage Growth Scenarios & Operation Modes Consultation.

We have reviewed our stakeholders’ responses and have now published our DSO Consultation Response, which can be downloaded here.

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0800 096 3080