Electricity fault affects thousands
AN early-morning electricity fault cut out supplies to several thousand properties in Peterborough.
Power went off at homes and businesses in the city centre at 7.25am on Saturday following a fault in a highvoltage network.
The interruption to the network caused blackouts at homes and affected electricity and phone lines at several city businesses.
EDF Energy Networks engineers located the fault, repaired it and returned electricity to the properties within a minute.
A spokesperson for the gas and electricity supplier apologised for the fault.
She said: “A fault on the high voltage electricity network interrupted electricity supplies to several thousand customers in the centre of Peterborough at 7.25am.
“Power to all customers was restored within a minute by EDF Energy Networks engineers.
“We would like to apologise to customers for the inconvenience this may have caused.”
The last major power cut to affect residents in Peterborough happened on June 1 at about 6.42pm.
More than 1,000 homes in the Werrington area were left without electricity following a fault in an underground high voltage cable.
Around 1,000 homes had electricity turned back on within a couple of hours. However, more than 90 residents were forced to wait for an emergency generator to be was installed at around midnight.
For more information on EDF Energy, which generates around one fifth of the UK’s electricity, visit www.edfenergy.com