SSEN returns to business as usual for its South distribution area

Following the impact of yesterday’s weather, which brought high winds and snow across SSEN’s central southern England electricity distribution network region, SSEN has this morning returned to business as usual.

Throughout the course of the event SSEN successfully reconnected power to around 20,000 homes, with supplies now restored to customers affected by yesterday’s high winds and snow.

Craig Gilroy, Director of Customer Operations, said:

“We understand how frustrating a loss of power can be, especially over the festive season, and I would like to thank our customers for their patience as our teams battled throughout the day and into the night to restore power following yesterday morning’s weather event.  I’d also like to thank our front line and support teams for their dedication and hard work in restoring supplies in challenging conditions.

“We have now returned to business as usual, but with potential high winds forecast for later this week, we will continue to closely monitor the situation to ensure we remain well prepared to respond to whatever further challenges the British winter has in store for us.”

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Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks

We're responsible for maintaining the electricity networks supplying over 3.7 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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