SSEN moves down to Yellow Alert in the north of Scotland

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Following the restoration of power to all customers’ faults reported to us during Storm Arwen, we have moved our operational status in the north of Scotland down from Red Alert to Yellow Alert,  and will remain on this status until we return the network to full operational health. 

We are now actively tracking a weather front, named Storm Barra by the Irish Met Office, that is due to move through the country tomorrow (Tuesday).  

Although forecasts at this stage suggest that Storm Barra is unlikely to match the intensity of  Storm Arwen, we are actively monitoring this on a regular basis and are ready to move the necessary resources and equipment to the locations we believe will see the worst of the weather.  In addition, we continue to have an enhanced workforce in the North East of Scotland ready to act should network faults occur.

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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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