Western Power Distribution (WPD) has joined us at National Grid Group, working together for a clean, fair and affordable energy future.

We are now the biggest electricity transmission and distribution operator in the UK and well placed to take advantage of the huge increase in electricity demand that we’ll see in the years ahead.

While WPD has joined National Grid Group, there won't be any changes to the ways customers can reach WPD.

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UK’s largest electricity distribution business

As the UK’s largest electricity distribution business, WPD serves nearly eight million customers across the East and West Midlands, the South West of England, and South Wales through more than 6,500 colleagues. 

It covers an area of 55,500km2 with 90,000km of overhead lines, 135,000km of underground cable and 188,000 transformers.

Delivering outstanding operational performance

WPD’s strategy is to deliver outstanding operational performance for all its customers, meet the needs of its stakeholders and support a sustainable energy future, such as through the roll-out of electric vehicle charging points. It is also one of the best performing network operators in the country, with an excellent track record in safety and reliability, and very high levels of customer satisfaction.

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