Massive power cut hits UK: Industry responds

A power cut on Friday left nearly a million homes and businesses across England and Wales in the dark

UKPN restores power to 130,000 homes

UK Power Networks (UKPN) engineers have restored power to more than 130,000 properties in the East of England today, after 70mph winds damaged trees and overhead power lines. The regional distributor says it has additional engineers working to restore remaining power outages as quickly and safely as possible. Currently there are still around 2,100 Cambridgeshire […]

Reporting a power cut? Call 105

A new national phone line to allow people to get help during powercuts has been launched. They can now dial 105 to contact their local electricity network operator, helping avoid the confusion of contacting the wrong organisation such as their energy supplier. The free number is available to electricity customers in England, Scotland and Wales […]

Power cut hits ‘millions’ in northeast Brazil

A fire on a farm in Brazil triggered a power blackout in eight states in the north-eastern part of the country yesterday, reports claim. Two sets of transmission lines that provide power to the nation’s populous states – including Pernambuco, Bahia, Rio Grande do Norte, Piauí, Alagoas, Ceará, Paraíba, Sergipe – were damaged. That caused […]

Power goes out in Knightsbridge and Victoria

Thousands of homes and businesses in London were hit by a power cut today which has been linked with the sight of “smoke” at a nearby substation. Around 25,000 customers’ electricity supplies were initially interrupted at 1:13pm in Victoria and Knightsbridge (pictured). UK Power Networks said it restored power for the majority of them at […]

Protestors urge Indian Government to switch to renewables

Climate campaigners in India staged a protest outside the Legislative Assembly, urging the Government to move from coal-based power to renewable energy sources. The protest, which took place in the state of Delhi during the nation’s on-going budget session yesterday, questioned Chief Minister (CM) Sheila Dixit’s power strategy in the country. The placard read ‘ab […]

900 homes in Northern Ireland still without power

Heavy snow and strong wind have left around 900 households in Northern Ireland still facing a fourth day without power. Emergency crews and engineers at Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) are believed to have worked into the night to carry out repairs to the electricity network, especially in rural and exposed areas where access has been […]