Emergency power cuts are still unlikely this winter, but if they do occur you may lose power for typically around three hours once a day. However, depending on the severity of the scenario, power may be interrupted multiple times over the period of the event.
- Not everyone in the country will experience a power cut. It may be around 5% of customers and it will depend on the emergency.
- Not everyone will have a power cut at the same time. These will be spread out across the country to reduce disruption as much as possible.
- By sharing power cuts around the country, we can reduce how much power needs to be generated and go back to normal quicker.
- If you are on the Priority Services Register and your rota load disconnection group is called on in an emergency, you will experience a power cut along with the other customers in that group.