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Power restored to around 177,000 customers affected by storms Malik and Corrie

31 January 2022

Over the weekend electricity engineers have restored power to around 177,000 homes and businesses affected by damage caused by Storm Malik. 


The vast majority of customers without power now are in the north of Scotland and are experiencing disruption as a result of the second storm, Storm Corrie, which hit overnight following two amber weather warnings in the region. 

Around 45,000 customers are without power (as of 10am on Monday 31 January), as engineers, technicians and support staff work to reconnect electricity as quickly and safely as possible.  

Restoration efforts from Storm Corrie will continue into Tuesday with the possibility that for small clusters of customers this may extend into Wednesday, subject to today’s damage assessment. 

Energy network companies are working with emergency services, Local Resilience Forums and multi-agency partners to provide extra help and support to customers who are without power. 

Storms Malik and Corrie brought down trees which, in turn, has brought down electricity cables in some areas. If you see a damaged power line or other damaged infrastructure, keep as far away from the hazard as possible and contact your network operator immediately by calling 105 for free. If there is an immediate risk to life or someone is in danger, dial 999. 

Peter Kocen from Energy Networks Association, which represents the industry said: 

“Network operators restored power to 177,000 customers who have been affected by the storms over the weekend and last night. We are continuing to work as quickly and safely as possible to reconnect everyone, with 45,500 people without power just now. We are working closely with local authorities to coordinate a community response and provide support, including hot meals and respite, to those affected.” 

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Energy Networks Association (ENA) is the industry body representing the energy networks. Our members include every major electricity network operator in the UK. The electricity networks are at the heart of the energy transition. They directly employ more than 26,000 people in the UK, including 1,500 apprentices. They are spending and investing £33bn in our electricity grids over the coming years, to ensure safe, reliable and secure energy supplies for the millions of homes and businesses reliant on power every day.

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