Western Power Distribution

Western Power Distribution is one of largest DNOs (Distribution Network Operators) and it covers a large part of the UK. It is made up of 4 separate companies.

Western Power Distribution carries electricity from the high voltage transmission grid, which is owned and operated by the National Grid, to industrial, commercial and domestic users across all these areas. The distribution network stops at the electricity meter, which is owned by the meter operator.

This means that the most common reasons for people to be dealing with Western Power are:

  • Power Cuts
  • New Connections
  • Upgrading or downgrading power supplies
  • Connecting generation to the grid
  • Finding out who your electricity supplier is
Power cuts

Update #Powercut we've got most supplies back on in #Leicester #LE7 but are working to restore the remaining properties by approximately 03:30. Sorry for the delay. Ellie

All supplies to #Bristol #BS48 #BS41 #BS8 have now been restored. Apologies to all customers affected by the #powercut. Ellie

Update #Powercut we've got most supplies back on in #Swadlincote #DE12 but are working to restore the remaining properties by approximately 19:00. Sorry for the delay. Ellie

There is currently a #powercut in #Leicester #LE7. We are working on the issue and we estimate to have the power restored by 17:30. Ellie

We are sorry about the #powercut in #Swadlincote #DE12 & surrounding areas. Our team is working on the issue and we aim to restore supplies by 16:00. Ellie

There is currently a #powercut in #Bristol #BS48 & surrounding areas. We are working on the issue and we estimate to have the power restored by 16:00. Ellie

Our #inthistogether Community Matters coronavirus fund is helping @Th3PeaceCentre to provide vital meals to vulnerabe people in #Leicester, after it was nominated for support by @ClaudiaWebbe

We're pleased to say that all power supplies to #Truro #TR4 area are restored. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by the #powercut. Geraint

Today our helicopters are patrolling #Brecon #Lincoln and #Swansea. Keep sending us your pics if you spot them! We love this one from @EdThomas19 👏 👏 👏 #helicopters

We’re working around the clock to keep the energy flowing to your home through the new @welshgovernment #coronavirus #covid19 restrictions in @BlaenauGwentCBC @BridgendCBC @MerthyrCBC @NewportCouncil with our friends at @WWUtilities. Find out more here: http://bit.ly/364bhsI

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New Connections
Connection TypeGuaranteed StandardAverage time to receive a quotationPrices from (excl.VAT)Average prices (excl.VAT)Average time to get a connection from payment
1 standard domestic connection5 days4 days£450£2,0004 Weeks
Up to 4 standard domestic connections

 
15 days5 days£1,800£5,0005 Weeks
Over 4 domestic connections (based on typical 5 connections with service works only)

 
25 days7 days£1,890£15,0006 Weeks
Typical small business connection

(up to 69kVA)

 
15 days5 days£452£4,0005 Weeks
Multiple small business connections (based on typical 2 connections with low voltage service works only)

 
25 days8 days£3,812£12,0006 Weeks
Typical large business connection (HV)

 
35 days8 days£14,212£65,00014 Weeks
Extra high voltage connection

 
65 days50 daysPrice on requestPrice on request2 Years
Unmetered new connections (excluding Local Authority & PFI)

 
25 days7 days£298£2,4175 Weeks

These costs and timings are from WPD and are for general illustration purposes only and are not to be relied upon should you require a more accurate price in respect of specific premises.

Companies
  • Western Power Distribution Plc 09223384;
  • Western Power Distribution (East Midlands) Plc (company number 02366923);
  • Western Power Distribution (West Midlands) Plc (company number 03600574);
  • Western Power Distribution (South West) Plc (company number 02366894);
  • Western Power Distribution (South Wales) Plc (company number 02366985);
  • WPD Smart Metering Limited ( company number 07139151);
  • South Western Helicopters Limited (company number 02439215);
  • WPD Property Investments Limited (company number 02373239)
  • WPD Telecoms Limited (company number 02386327)

All are registered to Avonbank, Feeder Road, Bristol BS2 0TB

Western Power Distribution Map
Western Power Distribution Area Map