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Introduction

We are committed to ensuring that we meet all of our compliance obligations while minimising the overall impact that our activities have on the environment in which we work and operate.

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Improvement opportunities

We are committed to ensuring that we meet all of our compliance obligations while minimising the overall impact that our activities have on the environment in which we work and operate. As such during RIIO-ED1 we have achieved the following environmental improvements (outputs) throughout our business:

A reduction in technical network losses

  • Installation of oversized transformers when replacing assets at highly loaded locations.
  • Using larger sized cables when installing new network in Low Carbon Technology (LCT) hotspots.
  • Undertaking innovation projects specifically related to technical losses.

 

 

A reduction in our carbon footprint

  • The introduction of electric vehicles (EVs) in to the WPD Operational Fleet.
  • All new or refurbished WPD buildings achieving minimum rating of ‘Excellent’ for new build and ‘very good’ for refurbishment under the BREEAM* rating.
  • Reducing the amount of waste we produce and send to landfill.

Reduction in the leaks from our equipment, specifically

  • The volume of fluid lost through leaks from fluid filled cable.
  • The volume of SF6 gas that is released from switchgear due to manufacturing issues.
  • Installation of effective containment ‘bunds’ around plant containing high volumes of oil.