Power has been restored to the majority of customers in the UK following the damage caused by Storm Isha in the early hours of Monday. There are localised instances of damage remaining which are currently being fixed.
As of 10am:
- The majority of customers in Great Britain have been reconnected and around 4,900 customers are without power, mainly in the north of England and the south of Scotland.
- In Northern Ireland, around 7,000 customers are without power. Further updates will be available from NIE Networks.
Energy network operators are monitoring the development of Storm Jocelyn which is due to arrive today and may cause further challenges for engineers working to repair damage.
The Met Office has issued a yellow wind warning which is in place for some parts of the country from noon today (Tuesday 23 January). They have also issued an amber wind warning for western and northern Scotland from this evening.
A spokesperson for Energy Networks Association, which represents the UK's electricity network operators, said:
"Yellow and amber wind warnings are in place across parts of the UK today and tomorrow. Weather warnings like this bring an increased risk of damage to homes and vital infrastructure. Energy network operators are preparing to deal with any damage quickly and safely.
"With severe weather forecast, our advice to customers is to prepare, care and share. Prepare by going online to PowerCut105.com for advice and call 105 for free if you have a power cut. Check in with people who might need extra help, and share this information so friends and family know what to do too.
"If you see damaged power lines or lines brought down over the coming days, stay well clear and call 105 for free to report it, or dial 999 if there’s an immediate danger to life."
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PHOTO CAPTION: Engineers clear storm damage following Storm Isha in Lisburn, Northern Ireland yesterday (22 January 2024).
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About Energy Networks Association
Energy Networks Association (ENA) is the industry body representing the electricity wires, gas pipes and energy system in the UK and Ireland.
ENA helps its members meet the challenge of delivering electricity and gas to communities across the UK and Ireland safely, sustainably and reliably.
Its members include every major electricity and gas network operator in the UK and Ireland, independent operators, National Grid ESO which operates the electricity system in Great Britain and National Gas which operates the gas system in Great Britain. Its affiliate membership also includes companies with an interest in energy, including Heathrow Airport and Network Rail.
What are energy network operators?
Energy network operators manage and maintain the wires, pipes and other infrastructure which delivers electricity and gas to your home, business and community. They are private companies which are regulated by Ofgem and employ around 40,000 people in Great Britain.