Your views wanted on £6bn five-year plan from regional electricity company

A regional electricity company is calling on people in the Boston area to have their say on its plans to invest £6bn across its network between 2023 and 2028.
Your views are wanted on Western Power Distribution's £6bn five-year plan.Your views are wanted on Western Power Distribution's £6bn five-year plan.
Your views are wanted on Western Power Distribution's £6bn five-year plan.

The company is responsible for the power lines, poles, transformers and substations that deliver electricity to 7.9 million homes and businesses across the Midlands, South West and South Wales, including those in Boston

Targets in the plan include:

* Becoming a net zero company by 2018, meaning a balance has been achived between the Greenhouse gases being put into the atmosphere and those taken out.

* Connecting a further 1.5 million electric vehicles and 600,000 heat pumps.

* Protecting areas of outstanding natural beauty by removing 50km of overhead lines.

* Helping 113,000 customers in fuel poverty make savings of £60m.

* Establishing an annual £1million ‘Community Matters’ fund to support the most vulnerable in its local community until 2028.

Mark Shaw, business plan manager, said: “Our Business Plan has been designed in collaboration with over 9,500 regional stakeholders across a two-year period. We’re now keen to listen to more customers’ views and ideas on how we can best invest in an innovative energy system while continuing to make a real difference.”

WPD’s customers can feedback on the plan until Sunday, April 25, at www.westernpower.co.uk/BP2