“We could have done more” on Christmas power cuts

The boss of the firm responsible for power distribution in the South East of England has admitted they “could and should have done more” for customers during the recent power cut. Thousands were left without power over Christmas after heavy winds damaged pylons and power lines. Basil Scarsella, Chief Executive of UK Power Networks suggested […]

St Jude to cost UK Power Networks £1.1m in compensation

The electricity distribution firm UK Power Networks is expected to pay out more than £1.1 million in compensation after thousands of its customers were left without power for days in the aftermath of the St Jude storm, it has been calculated. As a “gesture of good will” customers who spent more than 48 hours with […]

Thousands without power in "major" St Jude storm

Thousands of people are without power across the UK and road and rail routes have been disrupted in the face of “major” Atlantic storm St Jude. High winds overnight caused “extensive damage” to power lines across the East of England and South East, interrupting electricity supplies to about 40,000 customers, said UK Power Networks. As […]