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Have your say on the future of Cumbria’s power network

Neil Stark

People from across Cumbria are being invited to an interactive workshop which will discuss the region’s changing needs for electricity.

Hosted by directors and senior managers from Electricity North West, attendees will have the chance to discuss a range of topics surrounding what is in store for the future of the region’s electricity network at the company’s annual Regional Stakeholder Advisory workshop.

Neil Stark, North Lakes area operations manager, said: “As the region’s power network operator, we face the challenge of investing and managing a reliable network which is capable of delivering the UK’s ambitious targets for reductions in carbon emissions, whilst ensuring that we support vulnerable customers and no one gets left behind.

“With that in mind, we are holding a number of sessions across the North West to discuss the changing needs for electricity along with what services we provide and I’d encourage as many as people to come along.”

Taking place on Monday, July 15, the free workshop will be held at Rheged Discovery Centre, The Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith.

As well as discussing the future needs of electricity for customers and the changing demands for electricity connections, people will also be able to learn about what work Electricity North West has completed over the past 12 months to improve reliability and how this has improved people’s lives.

Mr Stark added: “New technology is changing the way that companies, communities and customers generate, distribute and use energy. The changes require us to be more proactive and adaptable in network management.

“We want to hear from the people of Cumbria and listen to what they feel is important to themselves, their families and business involving the electricity network.

“We’ll take all opinions and comments on board and we’ll certainly consider everything as we create our investment plans for the future.”

Electricity North West’s Regional Stakeholder Advisory workshop is from noon until 4:30pm. Tickets are free, booking is required for the workshop and a light lunch will be provided.

To book a place, visit

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