WPD maintains place at top of stakeholder engagement table
Western Power Distribution (WPD) has strengthened its place at the top of the industry table for stakeholder engagement and customer vulnerability in the annual Ofgem incentive.
WPD signs demand side management agreement with Anesco
Western Power Distribution (WPD) has signed a demand side management agreement with battery storage provider Anesco.
Electric Nation findings call for EV tariffs
Western Power Distribution (WPD) says that the findings of its Electric Nation project prove that well-designed EV tariffs plus smart charging systems can save electric vehicle (EV) drivers money.
WPD spending £9m to boost Coalville power network
Western Power Distribution (WPD) will spend £9 million on improving power supplies in and around Coalville in Leicestershire.
Technology & Operations
WPD expands its flexibility offering
Western Power Distribution (WPD) has announced its intention to procure a further 184MW of demand response services across numerous zones on its network.
WPD calls on more women to take up roles in engineering
More women are needed to take up roles in engineering, according to Western Power Distribution (WPD), the country's largest electricity distribution operator.
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WPD starts work on £6m Cadbury substation
Western Power Distribution (WPD) has started work on a £6 million scheme that serves Cadbury's historic factory in Bournville, Birmingham.
WPD announces results from latest flexibility tender
Western Power Distribution (WPD) has awarded flexibility contracts totalling 21.5MW through its Flexible Power offering following the completion of its latest procurement round.
WPD using 3D modelling to design substations
Western Power Distribution (WPD) is using the latest 3D modelling technology to revolutionise the design and creation of new substations.
WPD opens tender window for 93.4MW of flexibility
Western Power Distribution (WPD) has opened its tender window for the procurement of demand response services.
WPD publishes new flexibility requirements
Western Power Distribution (WPD) has published its intention to procure 93.4MW of new demand response services via its Flexible Power brand.
£1.5m investment in South Wales power network
Western Power Distribution (WPD) has invested more than £1.5 million in a major initiative to boost power supplies in Cwmbran, Wales.
Tributes paid to WPD chief executive
Robert Symons, chief executive of Western Power Distribution (WPD), has died after a battle with cancer.
WPD to deploy new software from Smarter Grid Solutions
Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) has agreed a new enterprise licence deal with Western Power Distribution (WPD), which will see the network operator deploy ANM Strata software across its entire network area.
WPD carrying out pole upgrade
A project to upgrade low voltage poles that have been in place since 1956 on the Isles of Scilly is being carried out by Western Power Distribution.
WPD completes Marazion transformer replacement
Western Power Distribution has completed a £350,000 project to replace an 11kV transformer at Marazion substation in Cornwall.
WPD taking part in £5.2m innovation trial
Western Power Distribution is playing a major role in a £5.2million heat innovation trial which is taking place in homes in South Wales.
WPD completes Nottinghamshire network improvements
Western Power Distribution has completed a four-year scheme to reinforce the electricity network in East Leake and Stanford on Soar in Nottinghamshire.
WPD carrying out cable upgrade project in Cornwall
Western Power Distribution is carrying out a project which will see it replace 3km of cables and install a new substation in Falmouth, Cornwall.
WPD customer service recognised by Ofgem
Western Power Distribution (WPD) has been recognised by energy regulator Ofgem for its customer service.
Ofgem decides against mid-period review for networks price control
Ofgem has announced that it will not be launching a mid-period review (MPR) into the way the price control system for local electricity networks is working.
WPD carrying out substation improvements
A £6 million investment project which will see equipment upgraded at a primary substation site that supplies much of the electricity powering Birmingham city centre is being carried out by Western Power Distribution.
Technology & Operations
WPD completes network refurbishment
Western Power Distribution have completed a £600,000 refurbishment of a 132kV network that runs from Devon to Cornwall.
New software platform gives open access to local grid data
A new software platform giving open access to data from local electricity substations has been launched by Western Power Distribution (WPD) and EA Technology.