Wales & West Utilities is investing £500,000 to prepare the gas network for the future in Mid Wales.

The work, in the Talerddig, Llanbrynmair and Clatter areas, started on 23 August and is essential to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses. The company will be building a new pressure reduction station – part of the control system of the gas network – in Talerddig, and reconfiguring the local gas network so it operates more efficiently and is fit for the future. In preparation for the work the gas emergency and pipeline service has liaised with Powys County Council, and while the work is on land adjacent to the A470, there will be no impact on road users.

Wales & West Utilities Carl Lewis is managing this gas pipe upgrade work. He said:

While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Powys. Whether it’s heating your home, making the family dinner or having a hot bath, we understand how important it is for your gas supply to be safe and reliable and there when you need it.

This work is essential to keep the gas flowing to local homes and businesses today, and to make sure the gas network is ready to transport hydrogen and biomethane, so we can all play our part in a green future.

We will work as safely and as quickly as possible to finish the work, whilst keeping inconvenience to a minimum for local people and road users. Our engineers are following all hygiene and social distancing guidelines and we would respectfully ask that you keep a 2m distance if passing our work site.

To support communities through Coronavirus, we’re working hard to keep the gas flowing so local people are safe and warm.

Our Customer Service Team is ready to take your call if you have any questions about our work. You can contact them on freephone 0800 912 2999 or

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Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service, brings energy to 7.5m people across the south west of England and Wales. If you smell gas, or suspect the presence of carbon monoxide, call us on 0800 111 999 straight away, and our engineers will be there to help any time of day or night. Before visiting, we'll ask you to let us know if you or anyone in your household, is experiencing Coronavirus symptoms or self-isolating. We'll still come and help you: but our teams will take some additional precautions to keep us all safe.