Electricity North West have confirmed plans to implement power outages in Carlisle at 5.30pm today for up to three hours.
This to prevent 60,000 customers from losing power at once.
A cable was to blame for a power cut that left around 700 homes in Hawick without electricity, Scottish Power said.
The fault occured just after 8pm last night and the company said all homeswere reconnected within 2 and a half hours.
Scottish Power has apologised for the inconvenience it may have caused.