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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

Power is now back on in #Mansfield #NG20 and surrounding areas. We are sorry for any problems caused by the #powercut this morning, Rod.

We are sorry about the #powercut in #Mansfield #NG20 and surrounding areas. Engineers are working to have all properties back on by 02:00, Rod.

We're pleased to say that all power supplies to #Taunton #TA2 #TA4 #TA21 area are restored. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by the #powercut. Geraint

Update #Powercut we've got most supplies back on in #Taunton #TA2 #TA4 #TA21 but are working to restore the remaining properties by approximately 23:00. Sorry for the delay. Ellie

Engineers continue to work on the #powercut affecting #Taunton #TA2 #TA4 & #TA21 but are now estimating to restore all those affected by 20:00. Our apologies for the delay and any inconvenience caused. David.

Sunday is the last day for you to #haveyoursay on the first draft of our business plan. If you want to shape our future actions on power cuts, new connections, #netzero, fuel poverty & more, use our online tool to let us know your views:

We're pleased to say that all power supplies to #Birmingham #B11 area are restored. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by the #powercut. Ellie

We are sorry about the #powercut in #Taunton #TA4 #TA2 #TA21& surrounding areas. Our team is working on the issue and we aim to restore supplies by 19:00. Ellie

To improve the look of the landscape in beauty spots in our region, we have removed 29km of overhead lines in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. How much would you like to see us remove by 2028? (The change in cost to annual bills for selecting each option is in brackets)

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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.

  • 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

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