More than 450 businesses and homes will be powerless in the coming week due to planned electricity work in Cumbria.
Electricity North West is conducting a number of temporary interruptions that it says are needed to ‘improve the electricity supply’s reliability’.
Clive Wilkinson, operations director at Electricity North West, said: “A lot of the work we do happens in the background and customers aren’t always affected, we even have ‘live lines’ teams who can work on live electricity equipment without turning power off, however, sometimes we do have to turn people’s power off so that our engineers can work on the network safely.
“Planned power cuts allow us to carry out vital work such as maintaining the network, carrying out repairs and installing new connections, which ensures that homes and businesses continue receive the best supply possible in the long term.
“With every planned power cut, we’ll always give at least 10 days’ notice, won’t turn power off before 9am and electricity will be back on before 5pm.
“Unfortunately, not all power cuts are planned and can happen for a variety of reasons with no warning because of the weather, vandalism or even birds hitting overhead lines. Our teams are on hand 24/7 365 days a year and should anybody ever need any more information during a power cut, whether planned or not, they can follow Electricity North West on Twitter or Facebook for updates, or call us free on 105.”
With this in mind, CumbriaLive has individually detailed each power cut listing all affected postcodes, so they don’t take you by surprise.
Raughton Head – Sep 21
One customer will be without electricity at Raughton Head.
Postcode checker: CA57DD.
Bassenthwaite Lake – Sep 21
Four customers near Cockermouth on Bassenthwaite Lake will be affected.
Postcode checker: CA13 9YG, CA13 9YE
Kendal – Sep 22
Fifteen customers will be affected in the area around Windermere Road, Fairfield Lane and Underley Road to the north of Kendal.
Postcode checker: LA9 5PT, LA9 5PS, LA9 5PP, LA9 4TJ, LA9 4SW, LA9 4SS, LA9 4SR, LA9 4SP, LA9 4SJ, LA9 4SH, LA9 4RZ, LA9 4RW, LA9 4RU, LA9 4RT, LA9 4RS, LA9 4RR, LA9 4RP, LA9 4QY, LA9 4QS, LA9 4QR, LA9 4QJ, LA8 9HD, LA8 9BU, LA8 4RU
Brampton – Sep 22
57 customers in the area around Brier Lonning will be affected by this power cut in the Hayton area.
Postcode checker: CA8 9HZ, CA8 9HX, CA8 9HW, CA8 9HN, CA8 9HL, CA8 9HJ, CA8 9HH, CA4 9HX, CA4 9HH, CA4 8QB
Grange-over-Sands – Sep 22
33 customers in the Witherslack area to the north of Grange-over-Sands will be affected.
Postcode checker: LA11 6SE, LA11 6RW
Penrith – Sep 23
17 customers around Harpers Caravan Site in the Stainton area of Penrith will be affected.
Postcode checker: CA11 0ED, CA11 0EB
On the same day, around 200 customers near Penrith Golf Hub will be affected.
Postcode checker: CA11 0HA, CA11 0FG, CA11 0EZ, CA11 0EY, CA11 0EW, CA11 0ET, CA11 0ES, CA11 0EP, CA11 0EN, CA11 0EL, CA11 0EF, CA11 0EE, CA11 0ED, CA11 0EA, CA11 0DZ, CA11 0DU, CA11 0DF, CA10 3HD, CA10 1PN
Appleby-in-Westmorland – Sep 25
21 customers around the Brackenber and Hilton areas will be affected.
Postcode checker: CA16 6LS, CA16 6LP
Stair – Sep 25
14 customers will be affected in Stair, on the western edge of Derwentwater.
Postcode checker: CA12 5UF
Oxenholme – Sep 26
42 properties close to the Oxenholme Lake District railway station will be affected.
Postcode checker: LA9 7RF, LA9 7RE, LA9 7RD, LA9 7RA, LA8 0LP, LA8 0AQ