Marshfield Power Outages

Contact with Western Power Distribution

Follow this link for a letter sent to our Energy Working Group (EWG) by Western Power Distribution (WPD) – our local supplier of electricity from the National Grid. After initial contact between Marshfield Parish Council and WPD on the topic of power failures, the Parish Council asked if we could take on the task of helping to identify the scale of our power outages across the village – as we already had links with WPD having been selected to be involved with their OpenLV project to monitor and display usage and performance figures.

After a couple of letters and phone calls on the subject of power failures we had a further response over the phone and this has been summarised in this letter. Your EWG is continuing to monitor the situation and a number of volunteers (with connections to each of the four substations in the village) have already come forward to help us by recording their individual experiences of power failures. We hope this will assist WPD in improving the reliability of its service to us across the whole of Marshfield.