SSEN returns to business as usual for its central southern England network

SSEN returns to business as usual in central southern England

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks has this morning returned to business as usual for its central southern England electricity network following the impact of yesterday’s high winds.

From around 3pm yesterday afternoon to the early hours of this morning, as period of high winds impacted much of the south of England, with wind gusts of 65mph recorded on exposed coastal areas and gusts of up to 60mph recorded inland.  Throughout the course of the weather event, SSEN experienced a total of 54 high voltage faults on its network, with power safely restored to over 26,000 customers.

Stuart Hogarth, Director of Operations, said:

“Our network stood up extremely well to the yesterday’s challenging weather conditions and we would like to thank our customers who were impacted for their patience as our teams restored power as quickly and safely as possible.

“With the current period of unsettled weather set to continue throughout the rest of the week, we would like to reassure our customers we are well prepared for the potential for further bad weather.  If any of our customers or stakeholders are concerned about the potential disruption to supplies, particularly those who may need extra support during a power cut, I would encourage them to call us on 105 where our dedicated teams are available to help.”

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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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