Ever thought about how electricity gets to your door? Or what your bill actually pays for? Is it good for the environment? Is it reliable? And how much does it cost?
Electricity North West operates the network from Carlisle in Cumbria to Macclesfield in Cheshire.
We want to know what you think about the balance between getting electricity that is reliable, affordable and good for the environment.
We’re all getting more reliant on electricity and we expect demand in the North West to nearly treble over the next few years. Our region has one of the most reliable power networks in the world – but power cuts still happen. Should more be invested to reduce the number and length of power cuts?
Investing in new technologies so more people can charge electric vehicles, and connecting locally-generated sources of electricity to the grid all helps reduce the North West’s carbon footprint. As these and other changes take place, we will need to manage the network differently to make sure everyone has the power they want when they need it.
Investing in the network costs money, and that money comes from electricity bills. About £90 from a typical household electricity bill goes to manage the local network. This can be increased to aid investment, or reduced to help people who may be less able to afford their bills.
10th February 2020
10th February 2020
14th February 2020
Do you think you’re savvy when it comes to saving energy?
Absolutely! I’m always turning lights off
What would you do in a power cut?
Call your electricity supplier
When do you think you might get an electric car?
Next 10 years
We asked and you answered. Head to our community page to make sure your voice is heard.
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