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Solar panels at a Manchester substation

05 Jul 2023

Electricity North West on helping the North West transition to low carbon technologies

Electricity North West proudly delivers electricity to over 2.4 million properties and five million customers in the North West of England, as the region’s distribution network operator (DNO). We are responsible for ensuring the safe and reliable distribution of electricity to homes and businesses across the North West. In today’s blog, Lynn Tracey, our Net Zero Business Engagement Manager, discusses the key role we play in the transition to a low carbon future and connecting low carbon technologies to the electricity grid.

EV electric vehicle-4

30 Jun 2023

How Electricity North West is supporting net zero

Net Zero Week is part of the momentum needed to reduce our carbon emissions and combat the effects of climate change.


23 Jun 2023

#MakeSafetySeen this International Women in Engineering Day

This International Women in Engineering Day, we’re celebrating three of our women in engineering who’re involved in the safe connection of customers to our electricity network across the North West.

Electricity North West WES partner

20 Jun 2023

We're a Women's Engineering Society partner

We're thrilled to develop a new partnership with Women's Engineering Society (WES). As part of our business plan for 2023-2028 we've committed to increase the number of women working for our company, in particular women in leadership and engineering roles.

Helen Seagrave at Halton Hydro, a previous winner of the fund

06 Jun 2023

Electricity North West's Powering our Communities Fund

Are you a member of a community or local energy group in the North West? If so, you'll be excited to know that Electricity North West is currently accepting applications for their Powering our Communities Fund. In this blog post, Helen Seagrave, Community energy manager at Electricity North West, discusses this great opportunity that is available to those who are passionate about creating positive change in their neighbourhoods. With a total of £100,000 available, approved projects will receive funding ranging from £5,000 to £15,000. Keep reading to learn more about how your group can benefit from this initiative. The aim of the fund is to support projects that deliver carbon savings alongside widespread community engagement. Projects can either achieve these aims as a direct result of the funding, or they can use the funding to "seed" an activity that will lead to a community-led projects or initiatives to reduce, manage, generate or purchase energy. 

Manchester city centre

15 May 2023

Flexible services - the tender process

Electricity North West is the distribution network operator for the North West of England and we supply electricity to more than 5 million customers across the North West. As a distribution network operator, we are responsible for the safe and reliable delivery of electricity to homes and businesses within our area. To help achieve this, we rely on a range of flexible services that allow us to manage the electricity network more efficiently and effectively. In this blog post, Lois Clark, DSO commercial lead at Electricity North West, will discuss the flexible services tender process and how interested parties can get involved.

28 Nov 2022

November 2022 parliamentary brief

26 Sep 2022

September 2022 Parliamentary brief

11 May 2022

Electricity North West response to Queen's speech

23 Mar 2022

Apprenticeship spotlight: Meet Paddy

03 Mar 2022

March 2022 Parliamentary brief

22 Nov 2021

Electricity North West welcomes latest Government announcement on electric vehicles