Our electricity network is built to be resilient, but despite best efforts, extreme weather can cause damage to overhead power lines resulting in some customers temporarily losing their electricity supply. During recent high winds, UK Power Networks have teams working around the clock here in Central Suffolk and North Ipswich to make sure that homes and businesses are reconnected to the electricity network as quickly as possible.
But did you know that extra help is available to those who need it during a power cut, via UK Power Network's Priority Service Register. Households with older, disabled or more vulnerable people, those with children under the age of five, or where someone uses medical or mobility equipment that requires electricity, as well as other reasons can join the register. Further information on the Priority Service Register can be found at www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority
In the event of a power cut, please call either 105 or 0800 3163 105 – this is a free service and can be accessed from either a landline or mobile phone. Aside from reporting the power cut in the first instance, you can also call 105 to receive further updates on when power may be reconnected.
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Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Alternative Fuels: Heating (1 Aug 2018)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government has taken to support the oil heating industry in their work to develop a low carbon liquid fuel alternative to kerosene.
Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Alternative Fuels: Heating (27 Jul 2018)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Public Accounts Committee report on renewable heat incentive in Great Britain published on 16 May 2018, what steps his Department is taking to identify low cost heat alternatives for off-grid homes.