Western Power Distribution is the electricity distribution network operator for the Midlands, South West England, and South Wales, serving 7.8 million customers. As an electricity distribution business, WPD doesn’t sell electricity – that’s the job of supply companies. Our role is to ensure the power network of poles and pylons, cables, wires, and substations deliver electricity to homes and businesses around-the-clock. We are regulated by the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) which establishes how much money distribution companies like ours are entitled to, and what we have to deliver for that money. Currently, around 16% of a typical household bill – approximately £100 a year – comes to us to distribute power. The page is to provide current company and industry-related news, promote the latest job opportunities and give an insight into Western Power Distribution. It will also share useful information and advice relating to power cuts, electrical safety and more.
Year Established: 1999