POWER CUT HITS PO30 AND PO38 AREAS ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

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A power cut is affecting hundreds of properties in central parts of the Isle of Wight tonight (Saturday).

Electricity supply has been lost to homes and businesses in the Rookley area, as well as surrounding rural parts of Central Wight.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks say engineers are aware of the issue and are working to restore power as soon as possible. It is currently predicted that the lights will be back on by 22:00.

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The power cut hit at just before 19:00.

73 known affected area(s)
PO30
PO30 1HS
PO30 1YP
PO30 1YR
PO30 3BA
PO30 3BB
PO30 3BD
PO30 3BE
PO30 3BG
PO30 3BJ
PO30 3BL
PO30 3BN
PO30 3BP
PO30 3BQ
PO30 3BS
PO30 3BT
PO30 3BU
PO30 3BW
PO30 3BX
PO30 3BZ
PO30 3DA
PO30 3DD
PO30 3DE
PO30 3DF
PO30 3DG
PO30 3DP
PO30 3DQ
PO30 3DR
PO30 3DS
PO30 3DT
PO30 3DW
PO30 3EA
PO30 3ED
PO30 3EH
PO30 3EJ
PO30 3FD
PO30 5BF
PO30 5FZ
PO30 5HT
PO38
PO38 1DX
PO38 3JY
PO38 3JZ
PO38 3LA
PO38 3LD
PO38 3LR
PO38 3LT
PO38 3LU
PO38 3LX
PO38 3LY
PO38 3LZ
PO38 3NA
PO38 3NB
PO38 3ND
PO38 3NE
PO38 3NF
PO38 3NG
PO38 3NH
PO38 3NJ
PO38 3NL
PO38 3NN
PO38 3NP
PO38 3NQ
PO38 3NR
PO38 3NS
PO38 3NT
PO38 3NU
PO38 3NW
PO38 3NX
PO38 3NY
PO38 3NZ
PO38 3PA
PO38 3PB

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).

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Joe.Jits
Joe.Jits
4 months ago

Why is there never an explanation as to why these power cuts occur? IF strong winds bringing down power lines I could understand such.

Is it too many homes to supply now? Will this problem get worse as thousands more homes are built all taking power?

What will happen when people use electric cars, all taking even more power from the limited supply?

All these people filling our land all then use electricity causing even more demand, and those growing crops in time for a Christmas smoke to dull the pain of their hyper kids and boring rellies are all taking a toll on limited supplies.

End masse building here, end masse newcomers into the UK and lets get this country sorted for our children’s futures.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Joe.Jits
4 months ago

Ask the oracle but he won’t answer. They did warn people a few days ago about what to do in planned or unplanned outages. Sorry but a planned outage is load shedding no matter what people like the oracle say

The oracle
The oracle
Reply to  Steve
4 months ago

Planned outages are for the upgrading of the network or for routine maintenance as directed by Ofgem. A UK directive. Not just the Island. Look at the bigger picture. Little Islander.!!

The oracle
The oracle
Reply to  Joe.Jits
4 months ago

I have just noted a comment from Steve advising you to ask the Oracle. Load shedding is a natural phenomenon. Ask Steve when he is alone in bed at night or in the toilet in the morning after his usual takeaway vindaloo curry. As for power cuts, unforeseen faults occur with any mechanical or electrical systems. Electricity load shedding does NOT exist. You are correct in questioning where the supply will come from in the future. The electricity network throughout the UK is being upgraded constantly to address these concerns.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  The oracle
4 months ago

You talk so much bs read the SSEN pamphlet it is plain for anyone to see that planned cuts are used regularly so not a natural phenomenon

The oracle
The oracle
Reply to  Steve
4 months ago

Ha ha.You missed the joke dumbo.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  The oracle
4 months ago

No I didn’t you are the joke

Steve
Steve
4 months ago

Oh and by the way yet again it’s the magical 72 or 73 postcodes amazing that isn’t it

Level Phil
Level Phil
4 months ago

Too much investment in gimmicks such as Drones and Smart Hammers, and not enough on the basic network infrastructure, is probably the cause.

Old bean
Old bean
4 months ago

There be there with smart hammers and tea pot trying to fix problem

Nick Black
Nick Black
4 months ago

The one thing about SSEN reporting the number of post codes affected is that it is a total disconnect (no pun intended) as to the ACTUAL number of people affected.
My postcode for one covers at least 10 properties, and a conservative estimate is 18 people affected if the power fails!

Mr justice
Mr justice
4 months ago

So echo, you don’t like what I say. But I will say it again!! People don’t worry about future energy. Because all government’s around the world, are following the agenda 2030. This means all humans will be restricted to energy limits, once your daily limit has been used,you will have to wait until the next day. Why do you think they have been pushing smart meters!! Ha ha

Joe.Jits
Joe.Jits
Reply to  Mr justice
4 months ago

Pre the t hird worlds inhabitants filling the West and then breeding such to over capacity, there was enough food to not have to give our own people ‘food parcels’ to survive, enough houses not to have to build on vast swathes of green fields, less congestion on roads so as Western Governments didn’t have to limit car use by gimmicks of e scooters etc and enough ‘energy’ to not have to endure cuts.

Seems the answer is quite easy.

George yellowlees
George yellowlees
4 months ago

WELL what will happen when we All go electric? CARS, HEATING, COOKING,
Can’t Wait !!

Pete Sandown
Pete Sandown
4 months ago

Power cut Rob Keith did it ooooh arrr ooooh arrr tractor tractor

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