As one of the UK's leading power distribution companies, we're investing in our network, and in new people at every level, to enhance our legacy of excellence for our customers.
We deliver electricity from the national transmission system, on behalf of suppliers. Our network covers an area of 25,000 square kilometres in the North of England - from north Northumberland, south to the Humber and northern Lincolnshire, and from the east coast to the Pennines. It consists of more than 31,000 substations and around 91,000 kilometres of overhead line and underground cables. We also have offices across the region. 3.8 million homes and businesses rely on us to provide electricity 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
We have three subsidiary companies, across two main areas of work:
Northern Electric Distribution (NEDL) and Yorkshire Electricity Distribution (YEDL), which distribute electricity in their respective regions.
Integrated Utility Services (IUS), which provides engineering resources for the distribution business - from design and commissioning, through construction, to installation.
We're committed to maintaining a reliable, consistent and safe supply of electricity for all our customers. And we take concrete action to make sure that happens.
Each year, we invest around £220million in making our network stronger. Wherever they're needed, we provide customers with new connections to the network - whether that's a case of moving a single domestic supply, or connecting entire new housing or commercial developments. And our 24-hour call centre enables us to maintain direct contact with customers, and provide a world-class service.
But we believe very strongly that our responsibilities to customers go beyond the delivery of electricity to their homes or businesses.
Everyone here is expected to comply with environmental legislation, and we've set challenging targets. We're using natural resources responsibly, making processes more efficient in order to reduce waste, and developing sustainable operations. We're sharing environmental information with the public, and training our people to fulfil their responsibilities and help us create new solutions. And we're not just reducing our own carbon footprint - we're investing in technology that will help our customers do the same.
We're also proud to play a part in the lives of the communities we serve, and we've invested in a range of initiatives - from protecting endangered birds flying close to our overhead lines, to projects that help children stay fitter and safer. And our Global Days of Service programme provides funds to match the hours our employees have spent volunteering for local non-profit organisations.
We're committed to supporting our people in all kinds of ways. If you join us, you can be sure of a safe and healthy working environment, excellent training, the chance to set your own goals for career progression defined against a clear framework, and the opportunity to have your say - about our ideas, your job, and your future.Apply: Northern Powergrid scheme