This afternoon, Jon Cruddas MP was contacted by UK Power Networks in preparation for Storms Dudley and Eunice which will arrive consecutively in the UK from tomorrow.
UK Power Networks manages the local power lines and substations which distribute electricity to over 8.3m homes and businesses across London, the Southeast and the East of England. UK Power Networks have stated they are less concerned about Storm Dudley which will arrive on the 16th of February but more concerned about Storm Eunice which is expected to arrive on Friday 18th and is said to be bringing stronger winds and unsettled weather.
UK Power Networks state they have organised additional staff in their contact centres and more engineers on the ground, particularly for Storm Eunice.
Residents will be able to find regular updates and information about individual power cuts on UK Power Networks website www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk.
Anyone experiencing a power cut should:
- Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/powercut and type in their postcode to view UK Power Networks live power cut map, with details of individual power cuts
- Call 105 free of charge to speak to UK Power Networks customer service team, report a power cut or damage to the electricity network
- Tweet @UKPowerNetworks to report a power cut or to receive updates
- Visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk for the latest updates
Priority Service for the vulnerable
UK Power Network provides extra help to customers on their Priority Service Register during a power cut. Households with older or disabled people, those with children under five, or where someone uses medical or mobility equipment that requires electricity as well as other reasons can join the register. You can find out more information about UK Power Networks Priority Service on their website: ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority.