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Innovation strategy

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Role of innovation within WPD

Innovation is core to our business strategy.  We always seek to find better ways of working.  We have adopted many innovative ideas into day to day operations that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the way we deliver our services to customers. 

The objectives of WPD’s innovation are to:

- Develop new smart techniques that will accommodate increased load and generation at lower costs than conventional reinforcement;

- Improve performance against one or more of our core goals of safety, customer service, reliability, the environment or cost effectiveness;

- Ensure solutions are compatible with the existing network;

- Deliver solutions so that they become business as usual;

- Provide value for money.

Our innovation projects shape how we are thinking about the future.  We will continue to innovate and undertake new projects that will build upon what we have already learnt from the projects we and other DNOs have carried out.  We set out within this Innovation Strategy the progress we have already made, the predicted output from the various projects currently being undertaken and the future projects planned.


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