Today Western Power Distribution (WPD) has published its second draft Business Plan and an accompanying consultation. We’d love to hear your views.
We contacted you in late January to ask for your feedback on our first draft business plan, which outlined a range of proposed investments and improvements we will deliver for our customers between 2023-2028. This included commitments to reduce power cuts to their lowest ever levels, whilst building a smarter, low carbon energy system and setting ambitious targets to achieve net zero carbon emissions much earlier than the Government’s target for 2050.
In the last two years, nearly 10,000 people have had their say to help to shape our draft Business Plan. In the last eight weeks alone, in response to our first consultation, a further 2,300 have provided valuable feedback to help us refine our proposals. We’ve been listening intently and making significant changes as a result. We have:
- Streamlined our key deliverables, to 58 core commitments.
- Raised the ambition of 60% of our business plan commitments
- Introduced four entirely new proposals
- Reworded 11 commitments to ensure they deliver clearer outcomes
We now want to give you another chance to have your say.
OUR REQUEST OF YOU: Please download our Business Plan and respond to our consultation by 25th April
You can view WPD’s second draft Business Plan and consultation online – here. You’ll find that we are asking 14 questions overall.