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Plans in place to keep our lights on this Christmas

Plans in place to keep our lights on this Christmas

Published at 8:00am 23rd December 2019.

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Staff from SSEN will keep working over the festive season to make sure our electricity supply isn't interrupted.

Andy Reakes, a linesman for Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, will be one of those on hand to tackle any faults that might happen on the network during the festive season.

Andy said: 

"We'll be working to make sure everything runs smoothly over Christmas. Our network keeps the lights on, homes warm, the turkey cooking and everyone's favourite Christmas films on television. If there is a fault, please get in touch and we will work to get you back on supply as quickly and safely as possible. 

"On behalf of all the SSEN staff working over this time, I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy, safe, 2020."

You can watch Andy's video about his Christmas working, below:

SSEN HelpingChristmasHappen from SSEN on Vimeo.

Andy's story is part of the National Infrastructure Commission's Christmas campaign about the hidden heroes of infrastructure #HelpingChristmasHappen, who keep essential services running 365 days a year. 

While SSEN has established resilience plans and is fully prepared for whatever extremities this year's weather may bring, customers are encouraged to take some simple, practical steps to be ready together with SSEN to strengthen their resilience, including:

  • Signing up to SSEN's free Priority Services Register, or finding out if a friend or family member could benefit from the scheme, that supports customers who may need extra help during a power cut
  • Downloading SSEN's free Power Track app, which provides live updates on faults and restoration times. Customers can also report power cuts and network damage directly to SSEN via the app
  • Saving the 105 free-to-call national power cut number to their phone contacts
Pylon - Electricity - Power Lines over Quidhampton 2 (Mike Draper)
It's hoped the electricity supply isn't disrupted over Christmas - but engineers are on hand if any problems arise

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks delivers electricity supplies to over 2.9 million customers across central southern England, including Wiltshire and Hampshire

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