There is now a new free national power cut phone line – 105 – to help people contact the company that looks after their electricity network – this is UK Power Networks for this area.
The number will enable people to report or get information about power cuts as well as report damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put themselves, or someone else, in danger. 105 is funded and delivered by the electricity network operators, and is a first for the UK’s energy industry. As well as calling 105, people can find more information on the website: http://www.powercut105.com/
UK Power Networks still runs a Priority Services Register for people who may be more vulnerable in a power cut e.g. older people, those dependent on medical equipment, parents of young children etc. To join, they can call 0800 169 9970, email [email protected] or apply online at www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority.