Power cuts. Really?

December 6 2010

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.

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