UPDATED: OVER 80 POSTCODES WITHOUT POWER IN PO32 AREA

Over 80 postcodes in the PO32 area are without electricity this morning (Sunday).

SSEN says that a fault with its network has left customers without power in large areas of East Cowes and surrounding areas.

The fault was reported at just after 10:30 and is being worked on by engineers. It’s expected that supplies will be restored by 13:30.

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UPDATE @ 12:33 – SSEN has released a further update confirming a new estimated time of restoration.

Residents are now not expected to have electricity supplies restored until 18:30 this evening.

For further information about this power cut call the dedicated helpline by dialling 105.

Alternatively, you can send SSEN a message on Facebook or Twitter (@ssencommunity).

App: Did you know SSEN also have a mobile phone app where you can report, locate, track and subscribe to faults in your area?

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Davimel
Davimel
8 days ago

Am I the only person who thinks this is getting really silly now? It seems that every week we have power loss throughout the Island and rather than addressing the issues SSEN just patch it up and cross their fingers. Not good enough, with rising prices we should be getting better service, not excuses! I doubt any areas of the Mainland would stand for this continuous disruption, so why should we?

Clive Heathfield
Clive Heathfield
Reply to  Davimel
5 days ago

All service providers are the same and will not spend to invest ,their prime concerned is profit ,this is 2021 why are SSE not installing all power lines underground and not above and all cables to be in ducting for easy access and replace any new cables , if you experience bad weather, if all services are underground this would not be affected

Steve
Steve
8 days ago

Flick the switch back on. Bet Covid or Brexit gets the blame, this company is a disgrace and should be investigated for total incompetence. Stop paying large amounts on shareholders and useless gimmicks and invest in the infrastructure.

Hope Springs
Hope Springs
Reply to  Steve
7 days ago

There won’t be much investing going on while the company is up for sale – yet again.
The name of the game is “shareholder value”, not customer satisfaction nor even efficiency. As long as these major utilities are swapped around between (largely foreign) moneybags, you can forget about anything to the benefit of customers.

Nick Black
Nick Black
8 days ago

This is a classic example of what is wrong with leaving major infrastructure and utilities in the hands of so-called private enterprise.
Unfortunately, these companies are no longer like they were going back to the Victorian eta when there were a large number of people and businessmen interested in the common good and not just in solely lining their pockets.
These industries should be investing in improving, updating, and expanding their infrastructures, not just taking bonuses and share dividends!

Clive Heathfield
Clive Heathfield
Reply to  Nick Black
5 days ago

Boris motto is Take back Control and thats what we should do

Islander born & bred
Islander born & bred
8 days ago

Is this anything to do with the fact that we don’t seem to be self sufficient in anything anymore? Is the power station at E Cowes ever used to generate electricity now, or is it there solely for decorative purposes?

Hope Springs
Hope Springs
Reply to  Islander born & bred
8 days ago

Never used to generate in anger, just run often enough to keep it alive. Utter waste of resources which is actively preventing wider application of renewable energy sources on the Island.

Cherry Blossom
Cherry Blossom
Reply to  Hope Springs
7 days ago

Generate in anger? Eh? I wish they would use it, nothing like as marvellous as Fawley, but it would be great to see smoke coming out of those chimneys. What a waste, having a lovely Power Station with twin chimneys but never used. Now is a good time to get it up and running again. We can’t rely on renewables for everything, that much is obvious.

Terry
Terry
Reply to  Islander born & bred
5 days ago

I worked on this for several months, it was one of several commissioned by Maggie Thatcher, following the miners strikes of the seventies, ( it’s oil fired), to prevent them holding the country to ransom again. Controlled remotely from Bristol, I believe, and only intended for emergency use. Like you I can’t understand why they can’t fire it up at times like this, more than likely it’s because SSE will have to pay for it.

Ryde Reader
Ryde Reader
8 days ago

PO32 ‘s turn this week! Shall we run a book on who has an outage next week? Happening every week, do they really think we don’t notice?

nick
nick
8 days ago

It seems like they throw a dice and decide which area should get the power cut never used to be like this, systems getting old and patched up!

Boldless
Boldless
8 days ago

Whilst we are distressed now over such outages, imagine when we have only electric vehicles when this occurs. We will be standed to.

And as more electricity is taken from the overstretched national gird to power the whole nations vehicles, then more not less power cuts will occur.

Best stick with a mix for the next fifty years of all fuel types, UNTIL or UNLESS we have full nuclear backup. That or buy some stick on soles, we will need them.

tipper
tipper
7 days ago

Wont be great when its all electric cars no one will be able to get to work

Dobbin
Dobbin
Reply to  tipper
6 days ago

We’ll all be back to horses and carts, that’s progress for you.

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