Powerful Investment For Herefordshire
A £700,000 investment to improve power supplies, as part of a major initiative, is underway in rural Herefordshire.
Western Power Distribution
A £700,000 project to improve power supplies is underway in rural Herefordshire.

Western Power Distribution (WPD), the electricity distributor for the Midlands region, is committed to investing in its network to improve supply reliability and customer service levels.

This new initiative involves replacing equipment in substations at Bromyard and Kenswick that has reached the end of its working life. A new room is also being constructed within the existing grounds at Bromyard to house new equipment which will help to further safeguard supply reliability to around 8,500 customers locally.

WPD’s investment is also designed to better accommodate any increased demands placed on the power network in the future for additional developments. 

“It ensures that we can provide a high level of service to these areas in the long term by improving the infrastructure and security of our electricity network,” said Jane Rawlings, WPD’s Team Manager for the area.

The project is due to be completed by the end of 2015. 
Note for newsdesks:

  • Western Power Distribution (WPD) is the distribution network operator for the Midlands, South West England and South Wales, and is responsible for delivering electricity to approximately 7.8 million customers in the UK. 
  • WPD is not an electricity supply company and does not bill customers in the UK. Its responsibility is to distribute electricity from the point of generation to homes and businesses. 
For further information: Stella Hayward, 01332 827461
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