Storm Barra UK weather forecast

Energy Secretary reviews companies’ performance after Hurricane Arwen

Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng has warned power companies that the Government will review their operations following intermittent power outages caused by Cyclone Arwen.

It comes as the Energy Network Association (ENA) said 3,190 homes were still waiting to be reconnected as of 2pm on Sunday. This is down from 4,025 homes on Sunday morning.

The majority of affected homes are in the northeast of England, the ENA added.

Mr Kwarteng visited the Northeast on Sunday to survey the damage caused by the storm. During a visit to Northern Powergrid’s call center in Penshaw near Sunderland, Mr Kwarteng told the PA news agency: “I think we can make the system a lot more durable.

“I had an experience on August 9, 2019 when a million people in the Southeast were going to work when there was a power outage. Soon after that we reviewed and reviewed the system and we got hold of the pins. transportation and training company to the fire and we had a more flexible system.

“That’s exactly what I want to happen this time. We’ll have a review, we’ll see if the distribution companies have the infrastructure in place, we can even take action. coercive action if necessary.” Storm Barra UK weather forecast


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