Use of System charges
These pages provide useful information for electricity suppliers and major users about our charges for use of system, metering and others. Click here to find out what areas we cover.
Western Power Distribution’s systems are employed by a wide variety of users, from large scale manufacturers through local building contractors to domestic customers.
If you are planning any building works or projects then you can find out more by looking at our Charging Statements page.
Distribution Charging Overview
We have put together a simple document which provides an overview of distribution charging, please click here to view.
Residual Banding External Guidance Document
Distribution Use of System (DUoS) charges cover WPD’s costs of maintaining the distribution networks supplying electricity. Ofgem will be implementing changes to these charges to ensure costs continue to be distributed fairly. Click here to view.
Distribution Charging Update
DUoS Charging for LV and HV Metered Connections
We have published a guide to understanding WPDs charges for using our distribution system for LV and HV metered connections, please click here to view.
Podcast - October 2018
In October 2018 we recorded a podcast discussing Ofgem's reform of electricity network access and charging project, please click here to listen.
Podcast - March 2019
In March 2019, we recorded a further podcast discussing recent changes to distribution prices and the Ofgem charging projects, please click here to listen.
Podcast - February 2021
We have recorded a further podcast discussing recent changes to distribution prices and the Ofgem charging projects, please click here to listen.