A new energy project by Electricity North West (ENW) could enable customers to save up to £60 a year on
their electricity bills and provide potential carbon savings of 143,860 tCO2e by 2050, the distribution
network operator said. Announced on Monday 28 October, voltage control devices will be installed at
substations across the electricity network and will target areas with a high uptake of electric vehicles, solar
panels and other low carbon technologies. Up to 45,000 customers, including areas with high levels of fuel
poverty are also set to benefit from the project. “Through a range of comprehensive trials, we’ve seen the
positive impact that this technology has. Now, with Ofgem’s backing, we’re excited to be applying it to the
power network at scale,” stated Engineering and Technical Director Steve Cox. Work will begin in April
2020, with the first voltage control devices scheduled for installation in November 2020.