Electricity North West say that a number of homes are still without power. The current figures are:
- 1734 in the Fusehill area of Carlisle
- 218 in Cockermouth
- 204 in the James Street area of Carlisle
- 161 in Appleby
- 159 in the Willowholme area of Carlisle
- 75 in Grizedale
- 72 in the Mintsfeet area of Kendal
- 22 in Melling
- 10 in Ravenstone
- 2 in Braithwaite
- For more information on power cuts in your area, visit Electricity North West
Around 100 properties in Cumbria are still without power after storms damaged overhead powerlines in the region.
Electricity North West says over the weekend 12,000 customers in the north west were affected.
Its engineers have been working since 5am this morning to restore power, however a small number of properties in Egremont, Arnside, Coniston and Grange-over-Sands are still without power.
Hundreds of Carlisle residents were left without power last night.
An underground cable fault left 600 homes in the CA2 area without power from 7:41pm.
Engineers were sent out to solve the issue, with power being restored to homes from 8:17pm.
Almost 4,000 homes across Cumbria are now without power after strong winds have affected over head power lines.
Electricity North West are currently working on restoring power to all affected homes.
Businesses in Windermere are angry about a series of power cuts that have been affecting trade since February.
Electricity North West has apologised and say they are trying to solve the problem.
Tim Backshall reports:
Kelly Knowles, from The Hair Lounge and Beauty Rooms in Windermere, says that the recent spate in power cuts have been causing problems for the business:
Businesses in Windermere are angry about a series of power cuts that have been affecting them since February.
They say it's led to a loss of trade and want the problem to be sorted out as quickly as possible.
Electricity North West says there were four short power cuts in February and March caused by two separate faults at a local substation, which affected 40 customers.
There have since been two more cuts on the 1st of August which affected 22 people.
The cause is being investigated but Electricity North West thinks it is due to an increase in demand in the area.
A report into compensation levels for power cuts by the Scottish Affairs Committee says compensation needs to be set at more realistic level. It says that it is necessary to deal with the effect on consumers and encourage high quality performance from energy companies.
The committee noted that energy companies did pay compensation to some consumers affected by storms in January but say this should be a right and not at the discretion of the company.
Among other recommendations the committee says:
- Ofgem should consider increasing compensation levels so that they more realistically reflect the effect on consumers
- Ofgem, power companies and local authorities should work together to ensure the maximum flow of information to customers and to enable the identification of vulnerable individuals in an emergency situation
- Ofgem should report to the Committee on how well transmission and distribution network operators are working together to improve electricity supply to the communities which suffered the most during recent storms.
- Contingency plans should be established and practiced regularly