PES Distributor Area 22: SWEB - South West Electricity

Which PES / Distribution area you are in has a significant effect on your energy charges. This applies to standing charges, availability charges as well as unit rates. Unfortunately it's also something you can't change, short of moving your business. It also dictates who you will need to contact to upgrade or downgrade your supply or if you are looking for a new supply.

The SWEB area covers the following Postcodes

BA 1-6
BA 16
BS 1-16
BS 18-28
BS 32, 34
BS 99
DT 6-8
EX 1-23
EX 31-3
PL 1-35
TA 1-24
TQ 1-14
TR 1-2

Pes Area 22

These postcodes include all or part the following counties:

  • Cornwall
  • Devon
  • Dorset
  • Gloucestershire
  • Isles of Scilly
  • Somerset
  • Wiltshire
  • Worcestershire

The towns and cities covered by the SWEB (South West Electricity) Region include:

Axbridge, Axminster, Banwell, Barnstaple, Bath, Beaminster, Beaworthy, Bideford, Bodmin, Boscastle, Bradford-on-Avon, Braunton, Bridgwater, Bridport, Bristol, Brixham, Bruton, Buckfastleigh, Bude, Budleigh Salterton, Burnham-on-Sea, Callington, Camborne, Camelford, Chard, Cheddar, Chulmleigh, Clevedon, Colyton, Crediton, Crewkerne, Cullompton, Dartmouth, Dawlish, Delabole, Dulverton, Exeter, Exmouth, Falmouth, Fowey, Frome, Glastonbury, Gunnislake, Hayle, Helston, Highbridge, Hinton Saint George, Holsworthy, Honiton, Ilfracombe, Ilminster, Isles Of Scilly, Ivybridge, Kingsbridge, Langport, Launceston, Lifton, Liskeard, Looe, Lostwithiel, Lyme Regis, Lynton, Marazion, Martock, Merriott, Minehead, Montacute, Newquay, Newton Abbot, Okehampton, Ottery Saint Mary, Padstow, Paignton, Par, Penryn, Penzance, Perranporth, Plymouth, Port Isaac, Radstock, Redditch, Redruth, Saint Agnes, Saint Austell, Saint Columb, Saint Ives, Salcombe, Saltash, Seaton, Shepton Mallet, Sidmouth, Somerton, South Brent, South Molton, South Petherton, Stoke-sub-hamdon, Street, Taunton, Tavistock, Teignmouth, Tintagel, Tiverton, Torpoint, Torquay, Torrington, Totnes, Trowbridge, Truro, Umberleigh, Wadebridge, Warminster, Watchet, Wedmore, Wellington, Wells, Westbury, Weston-Super-Mare, Winkleigh, Winscombe, Yelverton, and Yeovil.

If your business is based in this area, we can help save you money on gas and electricity.

History of PES Area 22

South Western Electricity

DNO Name : Western Power Distribution
Owner : PPL
Ultimate Owner : PPL - US Investor Owned


Pre-privatisation : South Western Electricity Board
Mar 31 1990 : vested as South Western Electricity plc
Dec 11 1990 : floated on stock market
Sep 18 1995 : taken over by Southern Electric International
Jul 1 1996 : Southern sold 25% stake to PPL Global Inc
Jun 18 1996 : PPL stake increased to 51%
Oct 1 1999 : renamed Western Power Distribution