Northern Powergrid engineers restore power
Published: 01 July 2012
Northern Powergrid engineers have now restored power to all storm hit customers in the North East where access to their properties has been possible.
Where access has not been possible, we intend to reconnect the properties to the electricity network during today (Sunday), subject to access being made available.
Our engineers have been working extremely hard to restore power, either by permanent or temporary repair.
Over the last two days, we have been in regular contact with vulnerable customers affected by the power cuts, assessing whether there’s anything we can do to assist them.
We would like to thank all our customers for their patience during this extraordinary weather event and apologise for any inconvenience they experienced.
Notes to editor:
Northern Powergrid is the electricity distribution business for Northeast England, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire. The company is responsible for delivering power safely and reliably to the 3.8 million electricity domestic and business customers in this area and operates through its subsidiaries, Northern Powergrid (Northeast) Ltd and Northern Powergrid (Yorkshire) plc. Northern Powergrid is a wholly owned subsidiary of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company. Northern Powergrid’s network consists of more than 31,000 substations, 29,000 kilometres of overhead line and 62,000 kilometres of underground cable, covering an area of more than 25,000 square kilometres. Northern Powergrid is leading moves towards a low carbon electricity network through the UK’s largest smart grid project, ‘the customer-led network revolution’. Information on Northern Powergrid is available at www.northernpowergrid.com