Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has issued a weather warning in preparation for a period of unsettled weather on Thursday 28 March, which could impact the electricity network in central southern England.

SSEN's current weather model shows the potential for strong winds moving east along the coast and inland from midday into the evening, with wind gusts predicted to reach up to 70mph in coastal areas and between 55 - 60mph inland.

In preparation, SSEN has enacted its well-established resilience plans, increasing its standby resources in anticipation of potential damage to its network.

Customers are also being encouraged to be prepared for the possibility of disruption to supplies by:

  • Saving the emergency power cut number 105 to your phone to report any loss of supply or damage to the electricity network
  • Downloading SSEN's Power Track app to give you details of power cuts and restoration times. You can also report power cuts and network damage through the Power Track app
  • Going to SSEN's website where there is a wealth of advice and information on how to deal with a power cut, or to chat live to one of SSEN's advisors via its Webchat service
  • Following SSEN on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates

SSEN's Priority Services Register (PSR) provides extra help and support during a power cut.

Customers are also eligible for SSEN's free priority services if they:

  • Are aged over 60.
  • Live with children under five.
  • Have a disability.
  • Have a chronic illness.
  • Are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Are blind or partially-sighted.
  • Use medical equipment or aids which are reliant on electricity.

To find out more about the PSR, click here or call 0800 294 3259.

How to get prepared

In preparation for any potential power cuts, we are encouraging our customers to save the emergency power cut number 105 and to follow us on Facebook and Twitter (ssencommunity) for regular updates.

  • Register for extra support during a power cut

    Priority Services Register

    We all rely on electricity day to day for various things, but for some, a power cut can be worrying or difficult. That’s why we offer extra help and support during a power cut. Registering for our Priority Services helps us to help you when you need it most. All our priority services are free.
  • View our tips and advice to help you during a power cut

    Preparing for a power cut

    With bad weather on the way, we've put together some helpful tips and advice to help you during a power cut. You can also download our useful resources to share with your family and neighbours.
  • Report a power cut or damage to our network through our map

    Power Track

    You can stay updated and track the progress of any faults in your area on our Power Track map or report damage to our network. You can also follow the progress of planned interruptions as well as find the nearest EV charge point if you have an electric vehicle that needs charging during a power cut.