I wasn’t aware that power cuts even happen in the UK in the 21st Century – unless there’s been some major incident like a gale blowing over pylons of course. I’m sure I remember arguing with an electric company call centre may years ago who told me they were virtually impossible even then.
Clearly they are, and they happen. The last time I was in my office on Shoreham high street was last Wednesday, when the power went off twice in one day in an even apparently unrelated to the snow. I was away at a wedding on Thursday and Friday, but today we lost electricity for the entire day from around 11.30am on in every other building along the road. The supermarket next door – which has no backup power for its fridges – is particularly unamused.