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Power cuts explained 

Eastern Electricity has apologised to residents in Brookmans Park and Welham Green who were affected by power cuts on Sunday night.

The company says it has located the fault, which has caused a number of minor power failures in recent weeks and says it is confident there will be no further power cuts in the area.

In an e-mail to this site, a company spokesperson wrote;  “I am sorry for the disruption which was caused to residents living in the Brookmans Park area on Sunday evening. The power cut was caused by a fault on our overhead power network in the vicinity of Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms. 

"The fault affected approximately 2,400 homes in the areas of Brookmans Park and part of Welham Green, between the hours of 17.08 and 20.34. 

"Electricity was restored to the majority of homes at 18.52hrs, power was restored to the final 500 homes at 20.34hrs - these homes would have been situated very close to the location of the fault.”

”Our aim is to provide our customers with a secure and reliable electricity supply and I am sorry that you have experienced several power cuts recently.

We now believe that the previous faults you refer to were also caused by the same piece of electrical equipment, which we have adjusted, to operate more effectively.  We are therefore confident that there will be no further power problems in your area.”

Eastern Electricity is responsible for delivering the power supply to homes either via overhead power lines or underground cables. The company has an emergency number for people to ring in the event of a loss of electricity.

If your power has failed ring 0800-7-838-838 but before calling, users are urged to check whether their fuses have blown or a trip switch is off, whether the meter needs a token and if neighbours are without power.

January 12, 2000

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