Investing in the Electricity Distribution Network to Facilitate the Growth Agenda in Somerset & Bristol

Investing in the Electricity Distribution Network to Facilitate the Growth Agenda in Somerset & Bristol

Invitation to attend a workshop – with lunch 

I am writing on behalf of WPD, your local electricity distribution network, to invite you to attend a workshop we are hosting.

The purpose of this workshop is to tell you about the investment we are planning in your region and to learn more about the challenges you are facing so we can work together to help future-proof your region’s electricity network.

WPD is investing £7.1 billion across our entire network between 2015-2023. This investment will go into reinforcing the existing network, improving reliability, providing additional capacity and upgrading our assets and equipment.

We know that this investment in the electricity network is necessary as local authorities, developers and the business community are working to meet targets for new homes and commercial development.

In the region, our team of 374 serves over 726,325 customers. Over the next few years, our depot teams will be making some major changes and improvements. You can read about the investment we are making in Somerset here, Mendip here & Bristol here.

Topics that will be discussed, include:

•    Information about WPD;
•    Our local investment projects; and
•    Local network constraints and capacity issues.

The workshop will also provide you with an opportunity to get to know our teams, so we can work together more effectively in the future.

Attendees at this workshop will include: local authority planning officers and elected members; LEPs; housing and commercial developers; business representatives; and other key stakeholders with an interest in helping to facilitate the growth agenda in Somerset and Bristol.

The details of the workshop are as follows:​

Thursday 19 July 2018
WPD Depot, Venture Way, Priorswood Industrial Estate, Taunton, TA2 8DE

9:30 registration; workshop 10:00 to 12:10, followed by lunch

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To register for this event, please click on the registration button above. If you are unable to attend but it is relevant for a colleague, please share this invitation with them. Please note there are limited spaces available.

If you have any questions, please contact Vincent Luxmoore on 020 3948 5282 or

I very much hope you are able to attend.

Yours sincerely,

Gwyn Jones, Neil Patten & Christian Hjelm – Depot Manager

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