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SP Energy Networks launches PowerWise Month to raise awareness of electrical safety among families

12/03/2019

We have launched our first-ever PowerWise Month to raise awareness of power safety among families with kids and young people in Central and Southern Scotland, Merseyside, Cheshire, north Shropshire and north/mid Wales.

The aim of PowerWise Month is to help children to understand how power is generated and distributed and how to stay safe around electricity at home, at school or when they are outside playing with friends.

Parents are being encouraged to visit powerwise.org.uk and challenge their children to take on a safety mission. There is a fun and educational mission to suit every child with challenges ranging from designing a comic strip to recording a podcast.

Stephen Stewart, SP Energy Networks Director said: “We are delighted to be launching our first ever PowerWise Month to encourage children to learn about the importance of staying safe around electricity. It’s an opportunity for every family in the community to take on the PowerWise challenge. 

“Through PowerWise, children have access to learn about vital safety advice not only at school, but also in the home. It’s important to us that families are aware of the dangers of electricity as well as knowing what to do during a powercut.”

SP Energy Networks owns and manages overhead and underground powerlines in Southern and Central Scotland, Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and North Shropshire. In the event of a power cut, call SP Energy Networks on 105  to report it.

For more information on PowerWise, visit powerwise.org.uk


For further information, please contact Megan Cunningham or Lyndsey Taylor-Whitelaw by calling 0131 561 8628 or emailing spnetworks@stripecommunications.com.

Notes to Editors

SP Energy Networks:

  • SP Energy Networks (SPEN) is the licensed Electricity Distributor (DNO) for Central & Southern Scotland and for Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and North Shropshire. We have 30,000 substations (one substation for every 100 customers), 40,000km overhead lines (once around the globe), and 70,000km underground cables.
  • SPEN also operates the Transmission Network in Central and Southern Scotland. They take electricity generated from power stations, windfarms and various other utilities and transport it through their vast transmission network, consisting of over 4000 kilometres of overhead and 320 kilometers of underground lines. They have 129 transmission substations in their network that help us to manage extra high voltage electricity supplies.

From 2015 to 2023 SP Energy Networks plans to invest approximately £5 billion into the electricity network. To keep power supplies on the company currently manages over 110,000km of power cables and 30,000 substations across their network area.

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