UK Power Networks manages the local power lines and substations which distribute electricity to over 8.3m homes and businesses across London, the South East and the East of England.
Storm Dudley will arrive tomorrow and is forecast to have a minimal impact on our network. However, Storm Eunice is expected to arrive on Friday 18th and is expected to bring stronger winds and unsettled weather.
The electricity network is built to be resilient but strong winds and heavy rain can bring down branches and trees, damaging overhead power lines. Where this happens work to restore power resumes as quickly and safely as possible.
Residents will be able to find regular updates and information about individual power cuts on online at www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk. Anyone experiencing a power cut should:
- Visit ukpowernetworks.co.uk/powercut and type in their postcode to view our live power cut map, with details of individual power cuts
- Call 105 free of charge to speak to our 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 ukpowernetworks.co.uk for the latest updates
Stay clear of power lines and report damaged power lines immediately by calling 105 free from either a landline or a mobile phone. If electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public call 999.
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 Priority Service Register. You can find out more information about our Priority Service on our website: ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority .