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Storm Henk - power cut latest

03 January 2024


UPDATE: As of 7:00pm, Wednesday 3 January, 800 homes are without power. This is a reduction from the last update at 2:00pm when the number of homes off power stood at around 2,400. Over 170,200 homes have had power restored since the disruption caused by Storm Henk began yesterday.


Just under 2,400 homes are without power. Since the start of the disruption caused by Storm Henk, over 170,200 homes have had power restored.


3,300 homes are without power. This is a reduction from the last update when the number of homes off power stood at around 10,000.


Electricity network operators in Great Britain have reconnected 125,000 customers after Storm Henk damaged power lines yesterday (Tuesday 2 January).

As of 7am this morning (Wednesday 3 January), around 10,000 homes are without power. Thousands of technicians are working to reconnect the remaining homes as quickly and safely as possible.

Ross Easton from Energy Networks Association (ENA), which represents the UK's power network operators, said:

"Some parts of the country have seen winds in excess of 80mph, and it's the debris carried by this intensive wind which has caused significant damage to power lines in places. Technicians have reconnected around 125,000 customers and work continues right now to reconnect the remaining 10,000 homes as quickly and safely as possible.

"If you come across downed power lines, call 105 to report it for free. If there is an immediate threat to life, dial 999."

If you are without power you should:

  • Enter your postcode at to find your local network operator, report the power cut and follow updates. Call 105 for free if you are unable to go online.
  • Switch off all electrical appliances that shouldn’t be left unattended, ready for when the power comes back on.
  • Leave a light on so you know when the power cut has been fixed.
  • Check in on friends, family and neighbours to make sure they are safe and well.

Press contacts for journalists

Pauline O'Brien

Head of Resilience Communications

ENA Press Office


Notes to editor

We are not expecting further updates on Storm Henk this evening or overnight.

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.

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