Elec­tric­ity fault af­fects thou­sands

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

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

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