Western Power Distribution

Type: Company
Name: Western Power Distribution
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Residents Left in the Dark by Power Cuts

A SERIES of power cuts in and around Gorslas has left hundreds ofresidents reaching for the candles.The problems are believed to have been caused by a lightningstrike earlier this month.During the early hours of Tuesday, August 19, a total of 1,747customers ... [Published HighBeam Research - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

North Midland returns to the black but legacy issues remain

Civil engineering contractor North Midland Construction has returned to the black for its first half with revenue nudging up to almost £91m.Pre-tax profit for the six months to 30 June 2014 came in at £370,000, compared with a loss of £480,000 in the ... [Published Insider Media Limited - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Power cut for people living in BS27 around Weston-super-Mare in Somerset

Comments (0)Western Power Distribution has apologised after a power cut has left people in Weston-super-Mare in the dark this morning.According to the company's Twitter feed the power cut is currently affecting BS27.It is expected power will be restored ... [Published Western Daily Press - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 2 reports

Pylon cable thieves to pay £1 each

Seven thieves who risked their lives to scale high voltage electricity pylons to steal 45 tonnes of metal cable will only have to repay £1 each towards the proceeds of their crime.The gang from Cardiff, who were jailed last December, have no money left ... [Published BBC - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 3 reports

'Western Power Distribution deploys Simoco network services'

Simoco has implemented a EUR 5 million critical communications network for Western Power Distribution in the Midlands, UK. This new implementation follows the successful Private Mobile Radio (PMR) network replacement project with the utilities firm, where ... [Published Individual.com - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Road work shops get compensation

Shops in Nottingham which have seen custom drop during £2.8m road works have received a £500 payment from the company responsible.Annesley Road in Hucknall has seen weeks of disruption as Western Power Distribution lays new electric cables.While some ... [Published BBC - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

MP calls for answers over power cuts

Comments (0)JONATHAN Edwards MP has written to Western Power Distribution following three power cuts throughout the Amman and Towy Valleys over the last ten days.The beginning of last week saw the residents in Heol Trefrhiw, Penybanc, experience a 30 ... [Published Carmarthen Journal - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 2 reports

Kidwelly struck by power cuts

Power cut leaves homes in Kidwelly without electricityComments (0)TODAY 565 properties are reportedly without electricity in the Kidwelly and Ferryside areas.Power was reportedly down from just after 2pm today.Western Power Distribution is working on ... [Published Llanelli Star - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 2 reports

Lucy Switchgear wins £250,000 contract with Western Power Distribution for supply of low voltage CT chambers

Lucy Switchgear, working in low and medium voltage, secondary power distribution solutions, has been awarded a two year contract with Western Power Distribution (WPD) worth in excess of quarter of a ... ... [Published Connecting Industry - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 10 2014 - Updated Aug 10 2014 - 2 reports

Power cut affecting 29 properties in Lincoln

29 properties in Lincoln are currently without powerComments (0)There are 29 properties in an area of Lincoln currently without power.The homes effected are in the LN1 and LN2 area of the city, served by the substation on Williamson Street.Western Power ... [Published Lincolnshire Echo - Aug 10 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 2 reports

Dartmoor National Park scenery goes wireless

Two major projects to bury overhead power cables and enhance the landscape of the Dartmoor National Park have been completed in a joint project between Western Power Distribution, the South West Protected Landscapes Forum, and Dartmoor National Park ... [Published The Exeter Daily - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 3 reports

Hanley traders hit by power cut

TRADERS have been left counting the cost after hundreds of properties were left without electricity.More than 1,500 homes and businesses in Stoke-on-Trent were struck by the power cut from 9.23am to 11am today.Families living in Hanley, Joiners Square, ... [Published The Sentinel - Aug 07 2014]


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"Pleasingly, the underlying business is now trading profitably and the division continues to perform well for longstanding clients such as Tata Steel, Western Power Distribution and East Midlands Housing Association" chairman Robert Moyle said
A Western Power spokesman said: "We believe this incident may also have been as the result of an earlier lightning strike causing damage to a wooden pole. Although these faults were in the same geographical area, it did not affect the same customers."
"Safety is our number one priority – the safety of the public and of our staff, and we have a duty to promote it wherever and whenever we can."

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Roadworks taking place this week [Published Loughborough Echo - 3 hours ago]
Counting Down To The 10th Melbourne Festival - ... [Published AboutMyArea - Aug 29 2014]
Energy sector weekly round-up to 29 August 2014 [Published Practical Law Company - Aug 29 2014]
Residents Left in the Dark by Power Cuts [Published HighBeam Research - Aug 28 2014]
ITV Wales bulletins disrupted by power outages ... [Published Wales Online - Aug 28 2014]
North Midland returns to the black but legacy i... [Published Insider Media Limited - Aug 26 2014]
Upcoming roadworks are revealed [Published Loughborough Echo - Aug 26 2014]
Power cut for people living in BS27 around West... [Published Western Daily Press - Aug 25 2014]
Lightning strikes causing blackouts in Carmarth... [Published South Wales Evening Post - Aug 24 2014]
Sun sets on cancer charity's campaign [Published Penarth Times - Aug 22 2014]
This week’s smart grid (and smart water) wins: ... [Published Smart Grid News - Aug 22 2014]
Amman and Towy valley lightning the likely caus... [Published Carmarthen Journal - Aug 22 2014]
Apology after Gorslas power cuts leave resident... [Published Llanelli Star - Aug 22 2014]
Electric cable thieves to pay back £1 [Published Gloucestershire Gazette - Aug 22 2014]
Roadworks still taking their toll on Hucknall s... [Published Hucknall Dispatch - Aug 22 2014]
High Street electrical fire leaves shops offline [Published Weston Mercury - Aug 22 2014]
'Very exciting shed' wins highest ever BREEAM s... [Published Building.co.uk - Aug 22 2014]
Road works come to an end in Rugeley as a £600,... [Published Staffordshire Newsletter - Aug 20 2014]
Power cut affects nearly 1,400 Belper homes [Published Belper Today - Aug 20 2014]
Pylon cable thieves to pay £1 each [Published BBC - Aug 20 2014]
Thieves who stole metal from Gloucestershire py... [Published The Citizen Online - Aug 20 2014]
Young Achiever Awards 2014: Venturing beyond th... [Published Leicester Mercury - Aug 20 2014]
Wind farm power cables will now run underground [Published Carmarthen Journal - Aug 20 2014]
'Western Power Distribution deploys Simoco netw... [Published Individual.com - Aug 19 2014]
Simoco Deploys Mission-Critical Communications ... [Published Radio Resource Magazine - Aug 18 2014]
Simoco deploys critical comms network for Weste... [Published Wireless Magazine - Aug 18 2014]
Road work shops get compensation [Published BBC - Aug 18 2014]
Hucknall traders compensated following major ro... [Published Nottingham Post - Aug 18 2014]
MP calls for answers over power cuts [Published Carmarthen Journal - Aug 18 2014]
Work on storm-damaged landmark nears completion [Published Bridport News - Aug 18 2014]
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Toshiba to supply Lithium-titanate battery for ... [Published Green Car Congress - Jun 24 2014]
Toshiba Corporation will supply the battery for the United Kingdom’s first 2MW scale lithium-titanate battery based Energy Storage System (ESS) to support grid management. The company’s 1MWh SCiB battery will be installed in a primary substation in ...
PPL's United Kingdom Subsidiaries Accepted for ... [Published PR Newswire: Energy - Feb 28 2014]
ALLENTOWN, Pa., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) received official confirmation Friday (2/28) that business plans submitted by its four Western Power Distribution subsidiaries in the United Kingdom have been accepted in full, subject ...
PPL's United Kingdom Subsidiaries Accept Ofgem'... [Published PR Newswire: Energy - Feb 17 2014]
ALLENTOWN, Pa., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) said Monday (2/17) that its Western Power Distribution subsidiaries in the United Kingdom have accepted a decision by the Office of Electricity and Gas Markets (Ofgem) to set the ...
Extreme Weather - Europe - United Kingdom [Published RSOE EDIS - Emergency and Disaster Information - Feb 15 2014]
EDIS Number: ST-20140215-42692-GBR Date / time: 15/02/2014 05:19:52 [UTC] Event: Extreme Weather Area: Europe Country: United Kingdom State/County: Wales Location: [Wales-wide] Number of Deads: N/A Number of Injured: N/A Number of Infected: ...

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Fitch: RIIO-ED1 Places Pressure on Western Powe... [Published Fitch Ratings Headlines Corporate - Mar 10 2014]
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