Storm Abigail latest


Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution (SHEPD) has restored the power to more than 20,000 customers during the night and into Friday morning when power supplies were impacted due to the first storm of the year, Storm Abigail.


Around 500 customers remain off supply. Engineers continue to work hard to restore their power. Lightning strikes throughout Friday morning continued to cause outages after winds of up to 80mph and a number of lightning strikes battered the electricity network overnight.


Dale Cargill, Director of Customer Services at SHEPD, said: “We would like to thank our customers impacted by Storm Abigail for their patience while we restored their power. We apologise to the customers who are still without power and our engineers are working hard to get them reconnected. Our continuous programme of investment in our network to make it more resilient meant it stood up well to the high winds and lightning strikes in the first storm of the year.”

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Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks

We're responsible for maintaining the electricity networks supplying over 3.8 million homes and businesses across central southern England and north of the Central Belt of Scotland. We own one electricity transmission network and two electricity distribution networks, comprising 106,000 substations and 130,000 km of overhead lines and underground cables across one third of the UK. Our first priority is to provide a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities we serve in Scotland and England.

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