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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

We're harnessing the power of digital technologies to create the network of the future today, and paving the way for #netzero. Our digitalisation & data manager Jon Berry has been talking about this to @UtiliyWeekLive this week. Find out more: https://www.westernpower.co.uk/smarter-networks/digitalisation-and-data/digitalisation-strategy

We've got most supplies back on in #B94 #Solihull and surrounding areas but are working to restore the remaining properties by approximately 14:00. Apologies for the disruption. Siân

There is currently a #powercut in #B94 #Solihull and surrounding areas. We are working on the issue and we estimate to have the power restored by 09:00. Siân

Good morning. Geraint & Siân here this morning to answer any power related questions you have. Feel free to DM us, if you prefer.

A digitalised energy system will help create efficient outcomes for customers, make better use of our existing assets and attract new. Our digitalisation & data manager Jon Berry has been talking about this @UtilityWeekLive this week. https://bit.ly/2V2tEaK

All customers affected by the #powercut in #Nottingham #NG6 & #NG15 have their supply restored. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Engineers are working on a #powercut in #Taunton #TA10 and estimate to restore all supplies by 18:00. Our apologies for any inconvenience. David.

We're exhibiting @CropTecShow this week! Find out more about the support we offer to farmers to help them stay safe around electricity: https://bit.ly/2V1DauY. #CropTec20

There is currently a #powercut in #Nottingham #NG6 & #NG15. We are working on the issue and we estimate to have the power restored by 15:30. Apologies for any inconvenience. Drew

We're pleased to say that all power supplies to #Llanelli #SA14 area are restored. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by the #powercut. Drew

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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

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