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 […]

91% of homes have power restored after major storm

Most of the more than half a million homes left without power following yesterday’s St Jude storm now have their electricity back. Electricity distribution firm UK Power Networks said it has restored power supplies to 91% of its 620,000 customers. According to the company 48,000 properties in the East and 9,600 in the South East are […]

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 […]

Thousands in Quebec still without power after violent storm

Nearly 17,000 households and businesses in the Canadian province of Quebec (pictured) are still without power as a result of a violent storm last Friday, according to reports. Energy firm Hydro-Quebec said it has restored service to close to 96% of its customers following severe thunderstorms that swept through southern Quebec – in east-central Canada […]

Northeast US hit by power cuts

A massive storm in the US is believed to have left around 500,000 homes without electricity over the weekend. Reports claim snow level was up to three feet (0.9m) in some parts of the US and a state of emergency was declared in five states. Hundreds of thousands of homes in the northeast lost power, […]

Power outages at 70,000 Scottish homes after ‘seriously bad’ weather

Severe power outages in Scotland are affecting thousands of homes after gale force winds hit the country this morning. A spokesperson for SSE reported 50,000 customers were off supply at its latest count because of the “seriously bad” weather, while Scottish Power said it had already had to reconnect 18,000 homes today. Most of the […]